- A few newly drafted NBA superstars received a quick introduction to national fame. Here's a look at some of their old tweets.
Unearthing old tweets from newly drafted sports stars is a cherished draft night tradition. The 2017 NBA draft did not disappoint, bringing a few to the surface and sending Twitter into a tizzy. Here's a look at a few of the highlights (or lowlights, depending on the tweet).
Let's start with a tweet the internet can't get over, courtesy of No. 9 overall pick Dennis Smith, Jr. Unfortunately, this gem was quickly deleted – which is disappointing but not especially surprising. It reads as follows: "Everybody has god given talents. Mine just so happens to be slangin this wood in my pants."
I personally like this more innocent one where he compares himself to okra.
Gumbo just ain't the same w/o okra. And you don't look as good w/o me it's the same thing— Dennis Smith Jr. (@Dennis1SmithJr) July 8, 2016
Terrance Ferguson, who was selected No. 21 overall by Oklahoma City, had a take on his new team that might upset some (all) Thunder fans.
New Sacramento Kings draftee Zach Collins wasted no time deleting an old tweet from 2012, but not before the internet secured a screenshot. Tweets are forever.
Some more archived content from the 2017 draftees:
If your girlfriend says hey to me that's our girlfriend now idc— O.G. Anunoby (@OAnunoby) February 23, 2014
No longer need to go whale watching after walking into that Walmart...— Tyler Lydon (@Tyler_Lydon14) October 5, 2014
And let's conclude on a nicer note. Here's new Orlando Magic forward Wesley Iwundu chronicling summer 2011—with the team.
Eating pizza with the team....— Wesley Iwundu (@_Iwundu25) April 16, 2011
At BaskinRobins widd da team— Wesley Iwundu (@_Iwundu25) July 8, 2011
At Chilli's with the team.— Wesley Iwundu (@_Iwundu25) July 15, 2011
Riding go karts with the team— Wesley Iwundu (@_Iwundu25) August 1, 2011
Mannn might hit up the movies tommorro widd the team !— Wesley Iwundu (@_Iwundu25) August 20, 2011
Until the day comes that top prospects do a thorough social media cleanup, we'll appreciate getting this unfiltered insight into their lives.