On the night the 2013-14 NBA championship ended with a San Antonio Spurs win, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel dedicated his show's Mean Tweets segment to NBA players. As is always the case, the results were hilarious.
The Mean Tweets NBA Edition began with the New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire taking center stage with a smartphone in his hands. The tweet addressed to him was by a Twit named axel_g13, who said:
"Can't lie, Amare Stoudemire looks homeless."
One can't help but agree with the shrewd observation because there is definitely something oddly disturbing about the way the NBA star looked into the camera afterward.
But his wasn't even the worst. In fact, the tweets were about to get a lot meaner and nastier than that. Next in line was ESPN analyst Jalen Rose, who was also left unimpressed at both the meanness of the tweet and the fact that he had to read it out aloud with millions watching.
Indiana Pacers star Paul George was the subject of a personal attack too, but instead of absorbing it like others, he reacted and flipped the bird. Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin's physique was targeted in the tweet he had to read, but he countered it beautifully with a witty reply of his own.
The hoopsters are in good company with Rockets center Dwight Howard, Philadelphia 76ers' Michael Carter-Williams, Sacramento Kings' DeMarcus Cousins, Boston Celtics' Kris Humphries, Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul and Denver Nuggets' Nate Robinson also makin an appearance in the segment. Watch out for what was tweeted about Dikembe Mutombo. The tweet about him was more hilarious than nasty.
Check out the video at the top of the page.
Kimmel did the same last summer too. Here's that video: