NBA Players Take to Twitter in Earthquake Aftermath

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Unless your last 24 hours were spent under a rock, you’ve heard about the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Mineral, Virginia and was felt along the east coast from New England to the Deep South.

Thanks to the social media landscape, people received news and reactions instantly via Twitter.

But the question everybody wants to know is…how did athletes respond?

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title=”Lou Williams, Philadelphia 76ers”
content=”No, Lou. You are not tripping, unless your shoelaces are too long.”
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title=”DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings”
content=”I, too, see the humour in the guy who requested a fade and left the barbershop bald. Meanwhile, I’m still trying to figure out what “mad AF” means.”
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title=”Sam Young, Memphis Grizzlies”
content=”If I said I the earthquake didn’t happen, that would be fake talk.”
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title=”Larry Sanders, Milwaukee Bucks”
content=”I will tell you – tough day to be a Fresh Prince fan living in New York. I definitely shook my head.”
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title=”Shelden Williams, Free Agent”
content=”I hope you called your landlord.”
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title=”Jason Thompson, Sacramento Kings”
content=”Interesting use of capitalisation. Even more interesting use of two “O’s” and an underscore.”
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title=”Anthony Morrow, New Jersey Nets”
content=”Thoughtful remarks by Morrow. But I just wanted to call out the best handle on Twitter: BlackBoiPachino.”
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title=”Evan Turner, Philadelphia 76ers”
content=”Your earthquake related-related humblebrag of the day. Don’t overexert yourself, Evan.”
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title=”Delonte West, Free Agent (1 of 4)”
content=”You are crazy, Delonte. But it has nothing to do with the earthquake.”
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title=”Delonte West, Free Agent (2 of 4)”
content=”Parenting 101 with Mr. West: How to protect your dogs and not your children.”
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title=”Delonte West, Free Agent (3 of 4)”
content=”Humblebrag number two of the day.”
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title=”Delonte West, Free Agent (4 of 4)”
content=”Not the exclusive Bugatti Jordans Platinum “Addition”! Poor Delonte.”
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title=”What did others think?”
content=”CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE TWEETS REACTING TO THE EAST COAST EARTHQUAKE >>>
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