I’ll have to admit, I don’t follow “NBA Twitter” that often. I should since I work for a company that enables sports and news organizations to post TV clips and GIFS to social media. But with the All-Star game around the corner, it had me thinking, “am I missing out on anything?” A New Republic article talked about how Twitter has changed the way we watch the NBA, so I decided to see what all the fuss was and experience it for myself. That night, not only did I watch, what many have called, “the best dunk contest of all time” but I was even more entertained by everyone’s online reactions.
NBA Twitter was in a frenzy and I was happy to now be a part of it. Move over Dominique Wilkins, the new "human highlight reel" is NBA Twitter.
A dunk so good, it put Andre Drummond on his knees.
Aaron Gordon's dunk literally knocked Andre Drummond to the floor. https://t.co/1goYjQCxmo— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) February 14, 2016
What the what?!!
We gon' be alright Drake.
Drake be like pic.twitter.com/MpSIQsMRoM— ZombieProphet (@ZProphet_MMA) February 14, 2016
My face that night.
Dunk contest this year in one GIF pic.twitter.com/c8OhnpygHO— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) February 14, 2016
But… Aaron Gordan’s brother was a little salty that his big brother didn’t win. And he wasn’t shy letting people know (I’m looking at you Shaq).
And Shaq didn’t back down.
Dear Aaron Gordon's brother this is how I get a 10 make it in the first attempt https://t.co/Xa7c9ugkWI— SHAQ (@SHAQ) February 16, 2016
Seeing was believing and what I saw that night was UN-believable. I don’t think I can watch an NBA game anymore without checking my feed. That was half the fun.
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