Out of all the sports, NBA players are the best at Twitter.Nearly one-third of our 100 best athletes to follow were NBA guys, and they seem to be generally funnier and more active than other athletes.
Sometimes that gets them in trouble (see: JR Smith), but most of the time they successfully give fans an idea of how they are and how they think, which is the whole point.
Why you should follow him: He's one of those NBA players who has elevated his brand with a huge focus on Twitter. He's always tweeting pictures
Typical tweet: 'My I.D. Photo for my internship at Men's health Magazine http://instagr.am/p/QC5sKKTSCt/'
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.'
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'
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'
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.'
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'
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'
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
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.'
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.'
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
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..'
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.....'
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.'
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'
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'
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.'
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'
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!
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