It seems like just about everyday I hear another story about an athlete on Twitter. And who am I to judge? I tweet religiously. But it’s starting to drive me crazy and I think it’s a little out of hand.

Don’t mind me, I just want to rant.


I just read that everyone’s favorite outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban was fined $25,000 by the NBA for his public criticism of officials after the Mavericks 103-101 loss to Denver.

Cuban has added a couple of responses on Twitter after being fined:

how much fun would it be if it could twitter whatever i wanted during mavs game. Fun, but expensive :).”

can’t say no one makes money from twitter now. the nba does )”

just found out got fined25k by nba.) nice”

– @mcuban

It looks like Mark has a little trouble using a keyboard.

Everyone knows Cuban is a loud obnoxious ass though. But what about other athletes?

Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva recently was told by his coach Scott Skiles that tweeting in the lockeroom is not longer allowed. This came after Villanueva tweeted:

“In da locker room, snuck to post my twitt. We’re playing the Celtics, tie ball game at da half. Coach wants more toughness. I gotta step up.”


Hats off to Villanueva for fitting all that in the 140 characters Twitter requires. His use of “da” instead of “the” really saved him there.

Everyone knows that Shaq is on Twitter and so is Lance Armstrong. My question is why? What does Twitter have to offer these professional athletes?

Honestly, I think you’re asking for trouble. Like that Eagles employee that decided it would be a good idea to post on his facebook, “Dan is [expletive] devastated about Dawkins signing with Denver … Dam Eagles R Retarted!!” That one cost Dan Leone, the west gate chief for the Eagles his job.

Here’s an idea… Just shut up.