100 Athletes You Need To Follow On Twitter

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In the age of Twitter, fans are more connected to professional athletes than ever.Instead of only being able to read quotes from athletes in articles or hear what they have to say on television, we hear straight from athletes’ mouths on Twitter every day. This has allowed fans to really get a feel for what athletes do when they aren’t in the public eye.

Some athletes offer in-depth analysis on their sport, some try to be funny, and others tweet out endless streams of pictures. The best athlete tweeters are entertaining, interactive, and show a side of themselves that fans would never see without this specific medium. Based on those criteria, we ranked our 100 favourites.

#100 Hope Solo (@HopeSolo)

U.S. women's national team

Why you should follow her: She's just as fiery on Twitter as she is on the field and she's not afraid to speak her mind, even if it gets her into trouble

Typical tweet: 'Pia has allowed us 2 be individuals,while showing us what aTEAMreally is.She led us to 2 Golds,1 silver AND we played beautiful football!'

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#99 Jay Feely (@jayfeely)

Arizona Cardinals

Why you should follow him: Insightful tweets about football mixed with funny updates on his personal life

Typical tweet: 'Watched film, Two wedge players from Miami finished their block well after I hit the Dolphin player. Should not have been a penalty'

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#98 Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey)

MMA fighter

Why you should follow her: She's firmly in the picture-taking genre of athlete tweeters. Every day she's sending out shots from her travels and training.

Typical tweet: 'Had half a heart attack accidentally stumbling upon this in a mall in toronto... '

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#97 Michael Oher (@MichaelOher)

Baltimore Ravens

Why you should follow him: He's a dedicated college football fan, and tweets a ton of funny stuff about SEC football on Saturdays

Typical tweet: 'Nick Saban Maybe be top 3 greatest college football coach of all time...I don't know who the other 2 are.'

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#96 Nick Swisher (@NickSwisher)

New York Yankees

Why you should follow him: He's a must follow if you're a Yankees fan because of his post-game cockiness

Typical tweet: 'Dare I say... '

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#95 Robert Griffin III (@RGIII)

#94 Rajon Rondo (@RajonRondo)

Boston Celtics

Why you should follow him: He barely tweets, but when he does he usually sends out good links or pictures

Typical tweet: ''

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#93 Rudy Gay (@rudygay22)

Memphis Grizzlies

Why you should follow him: Rarely uses more than 30 characters, might better be described as RudyGay_ebooks

Typical tweet: 'Where is a studio at in Memphis?'

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#92 Adam Jones (@SimplyAJ10)

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#90 Danny Granger (@dgranger33)

Indiana Pacers

Why you should follow him: One of the most down-to-Earth NBA players. Tweets a lot about shopping

Typical tweet: 'At GameStop getting this FIFA 13!!! Midnight release!'

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#89 Ian Poutler (@IanJamesPoulter)

Golfer

Why you should follow him: He's one of the more outspoken players in golf, and his tweets reflect his bustling personality.

Typical tweet: 'cant sleep cant sleep cant sleep cant sleep cant sleep cant sleep. did that really just happen, or was i dreaming.

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#88 TJ Lang (@TJLang70)

Green Bay Packers

Why you should follow him: Earned himself the most retweeted tweet ever after the Seahawks-Packers debacle

Typical tweet: 'Good to see the regular refs coming back! I'm sure the scabs are disappointed they have to return to their jobs at footlocker.'

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#87 Darnell Dockett (@ddockett)

Arizona Cardinals

Why you should follow him: Funny, stream of consciousness tweets that mostly stick to football

Typical tweet: 'I been tweeting my arse off. Why? Becuz I'm in my hyper baric chamber! And I'm stuck in here till 2am! To get healthy like wolverine!

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#86 Graeme McDowell (@Graeme_McDowell)

Golfer

Why you should follow him: He tweets out quick feedback after most of his rounds, great follow for diehard golf fans

Typical tweet: 'Tough day for us but only 5-3 behind so no disaster. Played well this morning but average this avo. Respect to our super rookie

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#85 Steve Nash (@SteveNash)

Los Angeles Lakers

Why you should follow him: Simple, honest, dryly humorous tweets about the NBA

Typical tweet: 'Taking the Suns training staff out tonight. The last stand. If you see us in a white limo apologies in advance. Let's effing hoop.'

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#84 Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41)

Dallas Mavericks

Why you should follow him: Holds Q&A sessions every once in a while, and tweets a lot about Dallas sports

Typical tweet: 'Not gonna watch another nfl game until real refs r back. What a farce'

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#83 Tom Daley (@tomdaley1994)

Diver

Why you should follow him: He's the Justin Bieber of sports

Typical tweet: 'Voting closes on saturday for the teen awards ;) cough sports person cough male hottie cough ;) '

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#82 Paula Radcliffe (@pauljradcliffe)

Marathoner

Why you should follow her: Tweets about being a mum and a world-class runner

Typical tweet: 'great day for Raphael's 2nd birthday. Bake cookies, bike, present wrap, do the cake, party, late night aqua jog in sea! 2 v tired kids!'

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#81 Nick Collison (@nickcollison4)

Oklahoma City Thunder

Why you should follow him: Smart and funny takes about life as an NBA role player

Typical tweet: 'Danced w/my daughter all night . Sadly,when it comes 2 dancing she shows her white side. She dances really hard and is 'scrappy' tho'

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#80 Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619)

Phoenix Suns

Why you should follow him: He calls himself JMZ, and his off-colour remarks are fantastic

Typical tweet: 'finished watching X Factor for 1st time. My thoughts,Brittany Spears is a terrible judge,The Black girl that's 15 had the best performance'

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#79 Megan Rapinoe (@mPinoe)

US women's national team

Why you should follow her: Her snarky responses and interactions with her teammates are great

Typical tweet: 'Wow. This hasn't sunk in yet. Olympic champion!!

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#78 Jozy Altidore (@JozyAltidore)

AZ Alkmaar, US men's national team

Why you should follow him: Tweets about what it's like to be an American playing soccer abroad in Holland

Typical tweet: 'Last day of summer today, back to grey skies and Freezing weather. Lol'

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#77 Giancarlo Stanton (@Giancarlo18)

Miami Marlins

Why you should follow him: Lots of pictures and antics with his teammates

Typical tweet: 'Locked out of the house... Looks like me & sleeping on the streets tonight

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#76 Nick Mangold (@nickmangold)

New York Jets

Why you should follow him: Doesn't tweet a ton, but he's good at interacting with fans when he does

Typical tweet: 'First person to guess who is sitting directly in front of me on the bus as we head to the airport wins 2 tickets to our game

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#75 Holley Mangold (@HolleyMangold)

Weightlifter

Why you should follow her: She's hilarious, and tweets about what it's like to compete in a fringe sport day-to-day

Typical tweet: 'I have realised when it comes to flight or fight ... Flight is not an option '

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#74 Reggie Bush (@reggie_bush)

Miami Dolphins

Why you should follow him: A few too many food tweets, but every once in a while he'll speak his mind about a pressing issue

Typical tweet: 'Congrats to J. Vilma, Will Smith, and S. Fujita on winning apeals in Saints Bounty Case! The power has shifted back to the players!'

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#73 Taylor Hall (@hallsy04)

Edmonton Oilers

Why you should follow him: Gives followers a behind-the-scenes look at life in the NHL. He once tweeted out this picture of an ugly injury. He's also funny.

Typical tweet: ''NASCAR should be in the Olympics' - no one'

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#72 Herculez Gomez (@herculezg)

US men's national soccer team

Why you should follow him: Does a good job of mixing up tweets about life as a soccer player in Mexico and all the sports news of the day

Typical tweet: 'Jerry Jones put a Victorias Secret in Cowboys stadium? The man is bonkers, but he might also be a genius.

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#71 BJ Upton (@BJUPTON2)

Tampa Bay Rays

Why you should follow him: Isn't a constant tweeter, but when he does he sends out Rays-centric videos and interacts with fans. He once used Twitter to find his wallet

Typical tweet: 'Wallet fell out of my truck and was found on the street- tweeted and returned it- twitter isnt all bad Thanks again Brent '

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#70 Matt Barkley (@MattBarkley)

USC Trojans

Why you should follow him: College players rarely show a lot of personality on Twitter, but Barkley tweets a lot about hobbies like gadgets and music

Typical tweet: 'Did anyone get a cool panoramic shot of the Coliseum this weekend using ?'

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#69 Matt Kemp (@TheRealMattKemp)

Los Angeles Dodgers

Why you should follow him: Has his finger on the pulse of pop culture more than most players

Typical tweet: 'Yessir! RT @Uuuumaga: @TheRealMattKemp did U pre-order ur iPhone 5 yet?'

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#68 CJ Wilson (@str8edgeracer

Los Angeles Angels

Why you should follow him: Funny observations about life on and off the field

Typical tweet: 'Really wish i was able to take a photo of the guy at jamba juice that was rocking a mohawk and a ponytail. Never seen that before'

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#67 Brandon Phillips (@DatDudeBP)

Cincinnati Reds

Why you should follow him: Talks about himself in the third person, constant entertainment

Typical tweet: '... Not sure how he's gonna be acting on the bench today but will tell y'all one thing, will be enjoying his LOL'

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#66 Ryan Lochte (@ryanlochte)

Swimmer

Why you should follow him: He tweets way too much sponsored content, but every once in a while he'll tweet out a gem that you can't afford to miss

Typical tweet: 'With on the set of

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#65 McKayla Maroney (@McKaylaMaroney)

Gymnast

Why you should follow her: She's probably the most active Olympian in Twitter, tweeting pictures from her post-gold medal tour non-stop

Typical tweet: 'I just found the funniest picture of me and pretending/making fun of our fabulous men's gymna '

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#64 Baron Davis (@Baron_Davis)

Basketball player

Why you should follow him: Must-follow for Knicks fans, tweets a lot about the team

Typical tweet: 'Excited about going to photography exhibit tonite. '

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#63 Laura Robson (@laurarobson5)

Tennis player

Why you should follow her: Witty, uncensored takes about the inglorious part of being a tennis player

Typical tweet: 'Have been in the doping control room for nearly 4 hours. Can't pee under pressure. '

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#62 Lance Armstrong (@lancearmstrong)

Cyclist

Why you should follow him: Tweets about his second life as a recreational triathlon competitor

Typical tweet: 'In honour of the sports roots I've decided to rock the speedo, grape smuggler, banana hammock, etc for the whole race. '

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#61 Brad Keselowski (@keselowski)

Nascar driver

Why you should follow him: He once live-tweeted a race while it was under caution

Typical tweet: 'Spoiler alert- whoever wins the race today will be the new media favourite to win championship. Lol'

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#60 Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5)

Manchester United

Why you should follow him: Music and soccer analysis from one of the great veteran players in the EPL

Typical tweet: Madrid deserve this....dominated game + Hart kept em in it...still a fortunate 3rd from ! Benzema changed the game.

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#59 Stewart Cink (@stewartcink)

Golfer

Why you should follow him: His micro-tweets about little details of his life are surprisingly interesting

Typical tweet: 'I just found out the flight from ATL to JAX stays above 10,000ft, and connected to wifi, for approximately one Ryder Cup commercial break.

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#58 Ray Rice (@RayRice27)

Baltimore Ravens

Why you should follow him: He's one of the more self aware athletes on Twitter

Typical tweet: 'Lol I'm all for fantasy football but the only thing that really matters is a real WIN. sorry fantasy owners next time i got u lo'

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#57 Jon Jones (@JonnyBones)

#56 RA Dickey (@RADickey43)

New York Mets

Why you should follow him: He's humble, and always thanks the fans after his starts

Typical tweet: 'poorly thrown knuckleballs have a tendency to get hit, and i throw some today. Besides, i'm going to hide the bracelets on me when i pitch.

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#55 Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin)

Los Angeles Clippers

Why you should follow him: Super interactive and he's constantly ribbing his teammates and fellow players

Typical tweet: 'Bro, that's not really her. RT : Me and the lovely Queen of England!

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#54 Lindsey Vonn (@lindseyvonn)

Skiier

Why you should follow her: She sends out pictures from mountains all over the globe, and live-tweets sports when she has down time

Typical tweet: 'Took out a gate with my behind in super-g training today and ripped a big hole in my new race suit :( that's gonna...

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#53 Drew Brees (@drewbrees)

New Orleans Saints

Why you should follow him: He's outspoken, and provides a good mix of pictures and football tweets

Typical tweet: 'Ironic that our league punishes those based on conduct detrimental. Whose CONDUCT is DETRIMENTAL now?'

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#52 Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12)

Green Bay Packers

Why you should follow him: He doesn't tweet much at all but when he does it's informative or a funny interaction with Clay Matthews

Typical tweet: 'Unreal goal by cal alum!! There were cheers all over Lambeau for our USA women!! Congrats ladies, will be watching u win the gold thurs'

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#51 Ricky Rubio (@rickyrubio9)

Minnesota Timberwolves

Why you should follow him: He'll keep you up to date on what he and the Timberwolves are up to and he occasionally tweets in Spanish, so you can brush up on a second language

Typical tweet: 'Good morning from Vail. Ready to check my knee w the doctors.'

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#50 Chris Bosh (@chrisbosh)

Miami Heat

Why you should follow him: He's constantly tweeting photos, a lot of funny ones of himself, and tons of cute ones of his kids

Typical tweet: 'This was his look after they told him they were out of the Creme brûlée... Lol! '

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#49 Kendall Marshall (@KButter5)

Phoenix Suns

Why you should follow him: He's a volume tweeter who gives you a good idea of what it's like to be a rookie in the NBA

Typical tweet: 'Asked if we have roommates on the road, they looked at me like I was crazy. Guess this ain't college anymore. ha'

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#48 Brett Anderson (@BrettAnderson49)

Oakland A's

Why you should follow him: He's really funny and he's constantly tweeting about all kinds of sports

Typical tweet: 'I wonder if Babe Ruth thinks they used his 'good side' for the plaque in Monument Park. '

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#47 Paul Bissonette (@BizNasty2point0)

Phoenix Coyotes

Why you should follow him: He's pretty hilarious. He's constantly cracking jokes but also mixes in some sports news in there too

Typical tweet: 'Hey guys. If you are looking for a good album to listen to while getting intimate with a lady friend I suggest Fragrant World by Yeasayer.'

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#46 Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton)

Olympique Marseilles

Why you should follow him: His slightly unhinged, x-rated tweets are endlessly entertaining

Typical tweet: 'The missus keeps giving me dirty looks, when I'm pumping the ol'fists. Like a naughty child...'

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#45 Tim Tebow (@TimTebow)

New York Jets

Why you should follow him: How could you not? He's the most controversial QBs around. Warning: lots of Bible references

Typical tweet: 'Thanks to everyone for all the great birthday wishes and prayers! Psalm 118:24. God bless and Go Jets!'

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#44 Derrick Rose (@drose)

Chicago Bulls

Why you should follow him: He's new to Twitter but he's already getting the hang of it, tweeting encouraging quotes and pictures of his injury recovering process

Typical tweet: 'Thank you all for the love and support. I feel blessed to have such great fans. Good to be back in Chicago after training all summer in LA'

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#43 Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony)

New York Knicks

Why you should follow him: Lots of pictures and updates on what he and his fellow Knicks teammates are up to throughout the year

Typical tweet: 'Feeling patriotic coming off our gold medal win. Looking forward to the Classic on 8/22 tix info here '

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#42 The Rock (@TheRock)

Pro wrestler

Why you should follow him: Sometimes he'll tweet about working out, other times he'll tweet about Hollywood

Typical tweet: 'Just watched trailer for LINCOLN. Spielberg directing. Daniel Day Lewis starring. John WIlliams composing. Two words.. I'm in.'

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#41 Dax McCarty (@DaxMcCarty11)

New York Red Bull

Why you should follow him: Tweets about being an anonymous professional athletes living in NYC

Typical tweet: 'Moving day. Jersey, I'm gonna miss our fist pumping ways together. Manhattan, all I can say is... Be gentle. '

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#40 Spencer Hawes (@spencerhawes00)

Philadelphia 76ers

Why you should follow him: Athletes rarely talk about politics. Hawes does all day long, mostly digging Obama

Typical tweet: 'O My flight is delayed in houston. Ill just blame George Bush for that too.'

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#39 Brendon Ayanbadejo (@brendon310)

Baltimore Ravens

Why you should follow him: He might be the most outwardly political athlete on Twitter, fascinating follow

Typical tweet: 'Yes only of it offends native Americans : should redskins have to change their name from Redskins?'

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#38 Arian Foster (@arianfoster)

Houston Texans

Why you should follow him: Tweets a lot about NFL news with a funny twist

Typical tweet: 'Drama. Great for business. Godspeed, Ed Hochuli.'

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#37 Novak Djokovic (@djokernole)

Tennis

Why you should follow him: Lots of funny pictures of the goofy tennis star doing goofy things

Typical tweet: 'Hey my I'm listening one song on the radio and thinking of you hehe :) '

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#36 Jonathan Vilma

New Orleans Saints

Why you should follow him: He's super confrontational, and is prone to outlandish rants

Typical tweet: 'Why is ESPN secretly conducting a character study on me?? they really think I wouldn't find out?!? Ill post the letter tomm'

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#35 Rory McIlroy (McIlroyRory)

Golfer

Why you should follow him: He tweets mushy things to his tennis player girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki that turn out to be pretty funny

Typical tweet: 'So proud of !! Great win in Korea! Number 19 and counting! '

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#34 Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki)

Tennis

Why you should follow her: She tweets lots of pictures of herself and her sweetie, golfer Rory McIlroy

Typical tweet: ': New member of the family ?? ' when are you bringing her home??:))

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#33 Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk)

Skateboarder

Why you should follow him: Tweets a simple mix of pictures and links

Typical tweet: 'For fans of Breaking Bad; a brilliant remix:

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#32 Kris Humphries (@KrisHumphries)

Brooklyn Nets

Why you should follow him: Every once in a while he'll tweet something absolutely absurd

Typical tweet: 'Just offered a homeless person money, but got rejected because it turns out they weren't homeless. Only in NY.'

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#31 Andy Roddick (@andyroddick)

Tennis player

Why you should follow him: Roddick is known for being quick and witty at press conferences, and he brings that to the public on Twitter

Typical tweet: 'Guy brought a 20 inch tv into the restaurant, plugged it into the wall, and is watching an Adele concert...... '

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#30 Iman Shumpert (@I_Am_Iman)

New York Knicks

Why you should follow him: He might be the most energetic athlete on Twitter, even though his tweets don't always make a ton of sense

Typical tweet: ' I been using Hip Hop to hold me down...thank God the two go hand n hand...but training camp is almost here

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#29 Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13)

Soccer player

Why you should follow her: She tweets pictures of the US women's soccer team off the field

Typical tweet: 'LA Fair with the girls look look at what we won!! '

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#28 Luke Donald (@LukeDonald)

Golfer

Why you should follow him: He's not afraid to call people out

Typical tweet: 'Nothing quite like hitting my best shot of the day into the last and walking off with a bogie, what a terribly re-designed green

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#27 Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5)

Oklahoma City Thunder

Why you should follow him: He is great at interacting with followers. He once met up with a few college kids on Twitter to play flag football

Typical tweet: 'Wanted leave home RT : why didn't you go to Maryland?? Hold it down bro

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#26 Logan Morrison (LoMoMarlins)

Miami Marlins

Why you should follow him: Tweets self-deprecating jokes and pop culture takes

Typical tweet: 'Thank God all of my terrible decisions aren't made on national television like the '

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#25 Chris Paul (@CP3)

L.A. Clippers

Why you should follow him: He tweets adorable photos of his son all the time. No really his son is freaking adorable.

Typical tweet: Just picked up lil man from school and now goin nowhere fast on the 405... '

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#24 Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace

Los Angeles Lakers

Why you should follow him: He's one of the most eccentric players in the NBA and it really shows in his Twitter feed. He'll often give you a good laugh.

Typical tweet: 'Last walk before the season starts will be on saturday. Its a couples hike. Bring your loved one. Hope you enjoyed the 1st couple walks..'

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#23 Floyd Mayweather (@floydmayweather)

Boxer

Why you should follow him: He tweets a lot of pictures of himself with stacks of money and keeps you updated on his betting habits.

Typical tweet: 'Thank you Baltimore Ravens for keeping it close. Congrats to the Eagles ($446,000)! '

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#22 Chris Kaman (@ChrisKaman)

Dallas Mavericks

Why you should follow him: He's way different from all other NBA players on Twitter. He mostly tweets about hunting

Typical tweet: 'Heading back home, no dead Hogs tonight! Did see some deer running around.....'

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#21 Amar'e Stoudemire (@amareisreal)

New York KNicks

Why you should follow him: Non-stop pictures that you can't quite wrap your head around

Typical tweet: 'Just watched trailer for LINCOLN. Spielberg directing. Daniel Day Lewis starring. John WIlliams composing. Two words.. I'm in.'

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#20 Wayne Rooney (@waynerooney)

Manchester United

Why you should follow him: Gives lots of unsolicited opinions on all the goings on in the Premier League

Typical tweet: 'Everton are playing brilliant. David Moyes has done some job over last 10 years'

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#19 Stephanie Rice

Swimmer

Why you should follow her: She tweets a lot of pictures of herself

Typical tweet: 'Just posted a photo '

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#18 Michael Phelps (@michaelphelps)

Swimmer

Why you should follow him: Tweets about his life in retirement, mostly golfing and going to Ravens games

Typical tweet: 'Won today at the Ryder cup!!! Most nervous I've ever been in my life!!! Had the best time out here can't wait for the rest of the week!!!!'

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#17 Serena Williams (@serenawilliams)

Tennis player

Why you should follow her: She's just as fiery online as she is on the courts playing

Typical tweet: 'Dear camera man in Milan please stop following my around! Your pictures will have people assuming false things!!!! Ugh #OverIt'

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#16 Tony Allen (@aa000G9)

Memphis Grizzlies

Why you should follow him: He tweets more than any other athlete on Earth. His Twitter feed is what it's like inside the mind of an NBA player

Typical tweet: 'Sense of humour,confident not cocky,speaks fact!,and not with the hoping all on your jock,true grinder, Blue collar... Just plane TONY ALLEN'

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#15 Usain Bolt (@usainbolt)

Sprinter

Why you should follow him: He doesn't tweet often. But when he does he tweets pictures from all over the globe

Typical tweet: 'That's the view outside my window sunny '

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#14 Dwyane Wade (@DwyaneWade)

Miami Heat

Why you should follow him: Tweets a lot of pictures of him and his family, including a helicopter flight through the Swiss Alps

Typical tweet: 'Jus finished working out. Great way to start off my busy week..run into my big homie @common while working out..great convo'

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#13 Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski)

New England Patriots

Why you should follow him: His Twitter feed is basically an extension of his broader party-boy persona

Typical tweet: 'Killed it today with teammates building a playground. Need a playground built next year for kids? Hit up @Patriots!!!'

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#12 Roy Hibbert (@Hoya2aPacer)

Indiana Pacers

Why you should follow him: Tweets jokes that are actually funny

Typical tweet: 'I want to thank everyone for their consoling tweets in regards to At&t not letting me use the bath room. It was a very traumatic experience.'

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#11 Jeremy Lin (@JLin7)

Houston Rockets

Why you should follow him: He has a solid mix of jokes, NBA talk, and witty banter with his teammates.

Typical tweet: '1) people in texas are SO nice. 2) i got a bed. 3) @ChandlerParsons couch was nice. 4) his pantry was even better'

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#10 Deron Williams (@deronwilliams)

#9 Victoria Azarenka (@vika7)

Tennis player

Why you should follow her: Tweets pictures from her travels all over the world, and interacts with the guy from LMFAO from time to time

Typical tweet: '@RedFoo lets do this….im ready'

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#8 Bubba Watson (@bubbawatson)

Golfer

Why you should follow him: He'll tweet a lot during tournaments to give follows a feel for how he thinks he's playing

Typical tweet: 'Shot -3 today, just need to make some more putts. Scores are crazy low, soft conditions makes for lots of birdies! #TheseGuysAreGood'

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#7 Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft)

Minnesota Vikings

Why you should follow him: He's probably the most witty athlete on Twitter

Typical tweet: 'Our strength coach just summed up last night perfectly. 'You know we're in trouble when the end of MNF is more preposterous than WWE RAW.'

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#6 JaVale McGee (@JaValeMcGee34)

Denver Nuggets

Why you should follow him: He once asked his followers to meet him at a noodle restaurant so he could buy them lunch

Typical tweet: '1st 10 people who meet me at chipotle in 5 mins get free meals! #OMM the one in Denver on 16th!

#5 Chad Johnson (@ochocinco)

Unemployed wide receiver

Why you should follow him: He tweets too much at times, but every now and then he'll pour out his soul and it's fascinating.

Typical tweet: 'That awkward moment when you realise you're not on Madden13 and have to create yourself...'

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#4 Lolo Jones (@lolojones)

Olympic hurdler

Why you should follow her: She has no filter. She once told everyone she was a virgin on Twitter

Typical tweet: 'Night peeps. Shout out to all the single people, miserable, eating ice cream, watching tv. One more day closer to meeting the one..'

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#3 LeBron James (@kingjames)

#2 Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32)

Oakland A's

Why you should follow him: He's probably the funniest athlete on Twitter and he talks about pop culture a ton.

Typical tweet: 'Those helpless two weeks after the cable company changes your channel lineup is prob my best comparison for concussion recovery.'

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#1 Kevin Love (@kevinlove)

Minnesota Timberwolves

Why you should follow him: Tweets tons of pictures and jokes from life on the road in the NBA

Typical tweet: 'Eddy Curry finally getting that ring'

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