Social media is often great, and it allows fans to get more access and interact with their favorite athletes in a way that they would have never been able to for. Unfortunately, while some people use social media for positive things, there are those who get brave behind the screen of a computer and they turn in to keyboard warriors — think of it as the cyber equivalent to beer muscles. From rasism, to death threats to just simple rude comments, athletes and sports personalities are often subject to a number of derogatory and offensive tweets.
Funny enough, on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jimmy Kimmel has a segment where he has people read mean tweets that were actually sent to them and the results are usually hilarious. This week, Kimmel did a NBA edition with players and personalities, and the results were brilliant.
Metta World Peace, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Rajon Rondo, Andre Iguodala and DeAndre Jordan were some of the current players involved in the video and between what was tweeted to the athletes and how they responded, it was perfect comedy.
Here is the video:
The best part of the video is just knowing messages like this really don’t mean anything to the athletes. The keyboard warriors that send these messages feel all big and bad and like they are accomplishing something by saying hurtful words, but the players view them as a joke. It’s perfect. As Matt Barnes’ hater would say, they can go suck a duck.
Which reaction from the video was your favorite? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.