Athletes on Twitter – some never update (see: Rodgers, Aaron), others use it to get their name on SportsCenter (see: James, LeBron) and then we have the group that use it for other purposes: trolling, hitting on someone else’s girlfriend, giving the NFL the proverbial middle finger or making fun of ridiculous rumors.
Earlier in the week, there was a rumor flying around the interwebs that Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard had to be separated after a game so they wouldn’t beat the crap out of each other. Bryant, a newbie to Twitter (he joined just last Friday but already has well over 700,000 followers) used it as a vehicle to squash the rumor in the most impressive of ways – by tweeting the above picture.
It was certainly a way to shut us all up and we should give Kobe credit for immediately catching on to the benefits of Twitter. In a world where too many athletes think Twitter was created to retweet happy birthday requests from fans, it's a welcome sight to see someone like Bryant get it so quickly.
But Kobe squaring off with Dwight Howard got us thinking about where it might rank among some of the best tweets athletes we've ever seen. We've already recapped some of the worst tweets sent, but these examples are some of the most memorable cases of athletes using Twitter.no comments