TWSS: Heat haters and L.A. lovefests
This week's column is being taken over by Snark Attack -- a look at the funniest, smartest and snarkiest tweets posted on Twitter. Yes, it's the best of both Sarah Spain worlds! In this edition, the Twitterverse takes on opening night in the NBA.
Game 1: Magic at Pacers
The NBA season is here!
The NBA season is underway! (Pacers-Magic, but still!)— SB Nation (@sbnation) October 29, 2013
Welcome to the NBA, Victor Oladipo! You're not in Indiana anymo ... wait, hold on ...
Paul George runs down Oladipo and blocks him at the rim. First highlight of the season.— Bob Kravitz (@bkravitz) October 29, 2013
It was a Block Party in Indy!
Game 1 of the season, and people already have the Magic drafting No. 1 in 2014. Andrew Wiggins, welcome to Orlando.
It looks like it is going to be a loooooooo ng season 4 The ORLANDO MAGIC!— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) October 30, 2013
So my Orlando Magic have already started their campaign. 0-1 baby! #DigginForWiggins— Curtis Lane (@bud22089) October 30, 2013
Indiana 10, Orlando 0. You couldn't ask for a better start to Riggin' for Wiggins 2014. Your move, Philly and Phoenix.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) October 29, 2013
Game 2: Bulls at Heat
Opening Night tweeting is serious stuff ...
For the next 3 hours any tweet you see that's unrelated to this bulls heat game mark it as spam #TheNBAisback— eROC (@iamEROC) October 30, 2013
Everybody's happy to see Derrick Rose make his official return:
RT if you're excited for Derrick Rose's return tonight. pic.twitter.com/r85lksmpVa— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 29, 2013
RIP Derrick Rose return jokes 04/25/12 - 10/29/13 Gone, but never forgotten. We'll always have the time NSync returned before he did.— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) October 30, 2013
LeBron James may have logged more minutes in commercials than on the court Tuesday night:
I'm enjoying this LeBron documentary on TNT... on wait that was a Samsung commercial— Curtis Harris (@ProHoopsHistory) October 30, 2013
Was that a commercial or a LeBron biopic?— Mike McGraw (@McGrawDHBulls) October 30, 2013
This LeBron commercial is like the Thriller of Samsung ads. That was long.— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) October 30, 2013
This Lebron commercial is longer than lord of the rings— Benjii Newman... (@acebenji) October 30, 2013
The Heat went up double-digits ... things looked rough for Bulls fans:
I turned off a podcast about depression to listen to the Bulls/Heat game and now I'm writing poems in a cemetery.— James Fritz (@jamesfritzcomic) October 30, 2013
Maybe some chemistry issues?
Just looked this up: the Bulls' starting lineup (Rose-Butler-Deng-Boozer-Noah) has never played together before in a game. Ever.— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) October 30, 2013
Not a good sign for the Bulls: Mid-3Q, Carlos Boozer (21) has more points than the rest of his teammates combined (20).— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) October 30, 2013
Tough, but fair.
Now that's positive thinking!
This was like the 1st game in a sports movie where the ragtag team gets demolished by the champions. Bulls gonna have mad montages yo.— Zordon Juan (@TheDiLLon1) October 30, 2013
Some are already anointing Miami as champs again:
I might jus give in and become a heat supporter, there's no point in hating on them anymore— Matthew Sherman (@100percent__) October 30, 2013
Looks like it's gonna be a long season for Heat haters:
Not wanting the Heat to win it all is already exhausting.— Alex Watt (@AlexanderWatt) October 30, 2013
Someone's got a point, here:
Real reason why the Bulls are losing pic.twitter.com/4hh3Iab6YF— Kwan (@DopeKorean) October 30, 2013
Game 3: Clippers at Lakers
Maybe Yasiel Puig's got a good J?
Who would complain if Puig spent his offseason playing for the Lakers? I mean, aside from the people who complain about everything he does.— Jesse Spector (@jessespector) October 30, 2013
No Kobe, no Dwight ... anyone know who is starting for the Lakers?
Who are these star-less @Lakers?— ESPN First Take (@ESPN_FirstTake) October 30, 2013
I bet @kobebryant still will complain about not getting the ball enough tonight.— Jeff Dye (@JeffDye) October 30, 2013
New uniform, same old gunner ...
Nick Young has never known what the score is in any game he's ever played in.— netw3rk (@netw3rk) October 30, 2013
An angel gets its wings whenever Nick Young passes up a shot attempt.— Spooky Pincus (@reetae_) October 30, 2013
Just once, the Lakers should throw the ball to Swaggy early in the clock and then have the four other guys immediately go back on D.— netw3rk (@netw3rk) October 30, 2013
I can't wait until Kobe comes back, and yells at Nick Young for an entire game.— Russillo (@ryenarussillo) October 30, 2013
No Kobe, no Dwight ... anyone care who is starting for the Lakers?
Fast? Hustling? Making 3's? Younger? Playing together? Who are these lakers...— Keone Madrid (@KeoneMadrid) October 30, 2013
Welcome to L.A., Doc.
Doc didn't know what he was getting himself into. pic.twitter.com/OitstQ8tod— Lakers Nation (@LakersNation) October 30, 2013
Good to see the Lakers finally getting some love in their own town.
The scrappy underdog Lakers are TIRED of being the No. 2 team in Los Angeles all the time.— SB Nation (@sbnation) October 30, 2013
Black Mamba approves.
Think Kobe liked what he saw? pic.twitter.com/qrl9aE8qUi— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 30, 2013