What’s the first thing you do when you wake up? If you’re like me, you go straight to your phone and check Twitter. It’s all right; you’re not the only one. We’re a social society and social media is our way of life.
There’s a ton of great benefits of social media, like taking pictures while you’re out so it looks like you’re having more fun than you actually are, or stalking your ex to see what their new boyfriend looks like. It allows you to know more about your friends, random strangers, and most importantly, your favorite athletes.
Athletes on social media are maybe the best thing that has happened to sports. Unlike media interviews that are uninspiring and uninvolving (cough cough LeBron James), we get to see their unguarded and uncensored thoughts. While most athletes on social media are decently entertaining, some are just downright weird. Prepare to raise your eyebrows, because we’ve rounded up the weirdest athletes on social media.
1. JaVale McGee
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Seven-foot Nuggets center JaVale McGee was probably the odd man out for most of his life, but he’s a pretty odd guy on Twitter. All of his tweets are retweets of himself, and much of it makes no sense. Maybe he’s drinking a little too much water (#juglife). His coaches and teammates say that despite his Twitter presence, he's actually one of the smartest guys they know. But... well... I'm not so sure.
2. Chris Kaman
Portland NBA player Chris Kaman likes guns, hunting and killing animals. Oh and he’s also a fan of eating his kills and showing it to the world. Look, I got on Twitter to hear celebrity gossip and read hack jokes, not to see Bambi filleted before my eyes.
3. Jose Canseco
I put my finger in the freezer anyone want finger appetizers. — Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) November 15, 2014
By now, you know that six-time MLB All-Star Jose Canseco accidentally shot his finger off last month, and he’s been raving about it ever since. We get it, you have nine fingers. Please stop tweeting about it. Apparently he’s selling the gun that did the damage along with the finger that fell off in the poker tournament. Say again?
**UPDATE** Apparently he was lying about his finger falling off. The Twitter weirdness continues.
4. Floyd Mayweather
Видео опубликовано Floyd Mayweather (@floydmayweather)
OK. We get it. You're the highest-paid athlete in the world. At this point, it just looks like you're trying WAY too hard.
And that's not even Mayweather's weirdest video, that's just the only one we could publish on our PG blog. Mayweather also trades in much more NSFW content on social media, which makes us uncomfortable because his young daughter follows him on Instagram. Yuck.
5. Chad Johnson
There are three things Ochocinco likes to Tweet about. Sneakers:
Big Beautiful Ladies:
And toilet stuff:
I'm on the toilet at Target & there's a couple in the stall next to me imitating the coffee shop scene w/ Olivier Martinez & Diane Lane...— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) September 15, 2014
Oh wait... and uh... Gone Girl?
Wait and feminism? What?
You have experienced life until you've been on a date w/ a feminist, lengthy, never ending convo's on various topics is such a turn on...— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) November 20, 2014
No feminist came to help me while i battled within 140 character limit for them... 😔— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) November 20, 2014
6. Usain Bolt
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The fastest man in the world needs a lesson on pep talks, because this is the weirdest one we've ever seen. Usain Bolt, why so serious? Also, this:
Usain Bolt sounds like he's using social media to warn us of a wizard's curse. So forbode, much scared.
7. Mike Tyson
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Mike Tyson may have been the heavyweight champ, but he’s also a champion of weird things to post on Instagram. See the above picture of Tyson sitting with the Abominable Snowman. He also has a few kissing babies and, of course, some with pigeons.
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8. Michael Del Zotto
And finally, the strange Twitter saga of NHL player Michael Del Zotto and porn star Lisa Ann:
Strange, most guys want to date me, not use me to find other dates but OK..— Lisa Ann (@thereallisaann) November 2, 2014
I have asked him for 2 years to stop.
I looked him up, he was with the Rangers at the time, looked cute, I thought ok, Pro Athlete, he won't try to kill or rob me, so sure I will— Lisa Ann (@thereallisaann) November 2, 2014
Yes, when I am dating i Fear being killed or robbed, ok.. It is NOT a safe world & people are insane so I live in a strange fear.— Lisa Ann (@thereallisaann) November 2, 2014
So, we go on a date, its nice, hang out- yada yada yada... about a week later he started asking if could hook him up with girls on the road— Lisa Ann (@thereallisaann) November 2, 2014
I say NO... I say YO, you are a cute kid, you can pull tail, if not have your agent do it.. just don't ask me....— Lisa Ann (@thereallisaann) November 2, 2014
After 4 months of going to games and explaining that to him, I finally gave up.. so about a year goes by and we don't talk..— Lisa Ann (@thereallisaann) November 2, 2014
We reconnect and start talking and we get right back to this before we even had another date our selves.. I did warn him of this outcome— Lisa Ann (@thereallisaann) November 2, 2014
Maybe the reason he was asking Lisa Ann to set him up with her friends is that he knew she's maybe possibly dating Notre Dame WR Justin Brent, which is also weird:
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I know that picture from the Knicks game seems pretty tame, but bear in mind that the 18-year-old and 42-year-old also leaked a photo of them naked in bed together. So. You know.