You now know theThe defeat of To win the NBA Finals in six games that were almost as unpredictable as Star Followers of's Twitter account. What you may not know: What you will do to fill that gap in your evening where elite-level basketball once resided.
We can't help but to make you nostalgic for the 2021-22 season. Instead, we will regale you with #NBATwitter moments from the past nine months.
Some of these might be new to you if you aren't familiar with #NBATwitter, the mammoth sporting community. This will probably be a refresher for those who are familiar with the topic. You can view the following as a #NBATwitter yearbook. HAGS… that's “have fun this summer” for those who don't know what it means.
Bing Bong was born
Linsanity could walk, so that “Bing Bong” could run. TheSeason was off to a great start… until it wasn’t. The rallying cry inspired by subway doors — — was longer than the Knicks' winning record but the “Bing Bong” hoopla made for some great nights on NBA Twitter.
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) October 23, 2021
Tonight was a great TEAM win!!
— Evan Fournier (@EvanFourmizz) October 27, 2021
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) October 27, 2021
This particular night, New York was handed its first loss by Orlando. It was probably more fun for Magic fans.
— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) October 25, 2021
It's a horrible sight.
It was an option.He wore a pink, oversized sweater when he stepped out on Nov. 22. While fashion-forward, and sometimes bizarre, fits have been a part of the Association's fabric for a long time. This was something completely different.
It's a mild way to say #NBATwitter noticed.
Kuzma's sweatshirt gets 25 more likes.
— playoff paint (@nba_paint) November 22, 2021
Raf Simons sweater was also well received by the public. It retails for $1,360.94.Foregoing is better than the former teammates.
“Ain’t no f—ing manner you wore that !!!”Kuzma has received comments on her Instagram post. “I don't want to press the like button, this is crazy Kuz!” LeBron wrote the same sentiment as LeBron, “You're outta liii sir !!!!”
You're now just someone KD used to know
The basketball gods knew this, and they did it!It does not do him any favors to let the news about his trade out from the The Break on the same day of the NBA All-Star draft. While you wait, be a team captain It did not do his former teammate any favors to pass on seven times selecting him.
Durant's last pickDo you prefer Harden? Wildly inconsolable. LeBron's reaction? Priceless.
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 11, 2022
Troel Emiid has joined the chat
Joel “Troel” Embiid, a former teammate, had some thoughts about the trade that sent Harden and his family to Philly.in exchange for , , You can also draft your picks.
To make his previously diplomatic feelings about Simmons clear, the king of cryptic Tweets used a Twitter meme. Simmons was once considered his forever running mate.
— Joel “Troel” Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) February 10, 2022
The photo is from an Instagram user, who claimed that he went to “one my biggest hater's funeral” in order to make sure that his hater was gone.
Troel's send-off of Simmons to Embiid wasn't the only thing that raised eyebrows this season. Troel took to Twitter to complain about Miami's need to have another star during Game 5 in the Eastern Conference finals.
Miami needs another Star
— Joel “Troel” Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) May 26, 2022
Given the Heat's previous elimination of the 76ers — and Embiid’s close relationships with his ex-Philly teammate.The response from #NBATwitter was quick and furious, with many people convinced that Embiid was considering a move to South Beach.
LeBron's deleted Twitter… and other thoughts
You can't use the internet for anything. Really You can take back something. Even if you decide to change your mind, or think differently about a tweet a few hour later, it's still there once you hit “send.” This is especially true if your name and followers are LeBron James and more than 51.5 million.
LeBron sent the following message on Aug. 4, 2021 about Lakers' offseason moves. “Keep talking about our squad, our personnel age, the way they play, he stays hurt, we're past this league's time, etc. !!!! Do me a favor. Please, please! Please keep the same narrative energy when it starts! That's all that I ask.
If LeBron hadn't deleted the above, it would have been a great source of material for @OldTakesExposed or the like..
We hope King James is pleased with his April 22 tweet. vowed to never miss the postseason again during his career Ages are better
Tee Morant has a number of series
The father of the up-and-coming Memphis Grizzlies starAlthough it's a cool claim of fame in itself, being a dead ringer to Usher makes it an even better party trick. This trick is also useful when it's featured on a “Look-Alike” cam.
On April 16, a tweet likening Morant's father, Tee, to the eight-time Grammy-winning R&B singer had #NBATwitter doing a double take. It was time to bring Tee and Usher together in a single room. April 26, .
Tee Morant and Usher… Or is it Usher, Tee Morant, and Usher?😂#NBAPlayoffs Google Pixel on TNT
— NBA (@NBA) April 27, 2022
Tee was not the only reason that Tee was the center of attention during the postseason. He had been in Memphis' first round series earlier.That required that the losing father wear the jersey of his son's winner.
Morant won the bet and may have also earned some Usher tickets. This is a great series.
The story of the “Luka Special”
UnderestimateAt your own risk It's a lesson. & Co. learned firsthand during the Western Conference semifinals. The series between the And The match was intense from the beginning. One Game 5 moment would be a gift that keeps giving to the #NBATwitter loyal.
As the Suns were blowing the Mavs out of the Mavs' third quarter, proceeded to call what he was doing the “Luka Special.”Booker fouled Booker while the Phoenix guard was driving towards the hoop. Booker fell on the floor, and he stayed there to make the foul. Booker was laughing and not in any way hurt. He then
You'll remember that the Mavs won Game 6, forcing a Game 7, in which the +6.5 underdogs beat the Suns by 123 to 90. Dallas was led in the win by Doncic, who scored 35 points and had 10 boards as well as 4 assists in 30 minutes. “You can’t get this smile from my face right away,”. “I'm just really happy.”
One fan found a photo that Luka was uninhibitedly smiling at Book In Game 6 once they searched. the “Luka Special” took on new meaning.
Even the airport in Dallas Fort Worth got involved.
.@PHXSkyHarbor Hey, how are you?
— DFW Airport (@DFWAirport) May 16, 2022
Trolling by a public transportation hub is the best way to say “taking an l”
Pat Bev slanders CP3
DBook wasn't alone in taking flak for the Suns' premature exit from the postseason. Timberwolves guarded Game 7's blowout the next morning.Participated in First Take and Get Up! to share his thoughts about what happened.
Beverley, a man who admits to having a beef since high school with Chris Paul, didn't hold back. Beverley even went so far as to say that the 12-time All-Star was like a cone.
“CP cannot guard anybody man. Everyone in the NBA knows this. … He's a cone. … Give him the Ben Simmons slander.
— ESPN (@espn) May 16, 2022
#NBATwitter was created in support of CP3, with the consensus being: You don’t tell that.
Yes, that was corny
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) May 16, 2022
It's not to revive the old.LeBron James vs. LeBron rivalry. However, in a tale about two proclamations one was much more accurate than the other. LeBron's defense against the Lakers' move to a more senior roster was futile, but Curry's declaration following being eliminated in the play-in tournament 2021 proved to have been spot on.
Steph Curry was certain that this year would prove to be different👀
— ESPN (@espn) June 17, 2022
However, long before the Warriors received the Larry O'Brien Trophy again for the fourth consecutive season and Steph was awarded the previously unattainable Finals MVP award it waswho was manifesting to support the Golden State star. Before the Warriors' Nov.8 game against The Parker claimed that Steph would get a 50-piece.
Steph will have 50 …. tonight. Anytime you play against a young protégé you gotta let 'em know 🤷🏽♀️
— Candace Parker (@Candace_Parker) November 9, 2021
The casual 50-point game was over, with 10 assists.Star was looking prophetic.