Because Twitter is celebrating its 10th anniversary today, more attention has been paid to the first ever tweet, sent by Jack Dorsey.
just setting up my twttr— Jack (@jack) March 21, 2006
With that tweet in mind, we thought it would be interesting to see what some of the best NBA players sent as their first tweets. Using Twitter's first tweet discover feature, we've put together the original tweets from 18 of the NBA's biggest stars.
We've ranked them in the order the players joined twitter. Oddly, most of the NBA players joined Twitter in 2009 or 2010. Kobe Bryant is the last adopter of the twitter among these stars, with Dwight Howard among the first. The two funniest tweets likely belong to DeMarcus Cousins and Russell Westbrook.
Excited about the new website! www.dwighthoward.com— Dwight Howard (@DwightHoward) November 22, 2008
just out of practice in ATL..putting the past behind and focused...— DWade (@DwyaneWade) April 21, 2009
@itsmechaneliman yep finally....it seems like im very late though— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) April 28, 2009
out in L.A. for the weekend just had a late birthday celebration for my brother at my agents house. happy bday taylor.— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) May 1, 2009
twitter is legit...— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) May 26, 2009
sitting in the green room....about to watch my future unfold before me...— James Harden (@JHarden13) June 25, 2009
Love life!!!!— Paul George (@Yg_Trece) July 4, 2009
Headed to ESPN: http://bit.ly/4aCZFh— Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) September 22, 2009
nuttin just chillin....new to this twitter thing!!!— John Wall (@JohnWall) April 13, 2010
jus got dis and dnt knw wat im doin ...— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) April 14, 2010
Bowling!!!!How U Gon Act??— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) April 29, 2009
still trying to see how to wrk this Twitter page!!!— Anthony Davis (@AntDavis23) June 24, 2010
Hello World, the Real King James is in the Building "Finally". My Brother @oneandonlycp3 gas'd me up to jump on board so I'm here. Haaaa— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 6, 2010
Im on Twitter!— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) October 21, 2010
feels good to be back!! yessir!!— Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) June 28, 2011
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The antisocial has become social #mambatweets— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 4, 2013