Each day, BasketballNews.com scours #NBATwitter to bring you the best tweets from the previous day. Some are insightful, some are just hilarious (so we had to include them).
Without further ado, here are the tweets of the day for February 1, 2021.
Shooters Shoot (From Wherever)
Dwight Howard’s free throw distance is getting outta hand pic.twitter.com/4NSGQpP1TQ— Jasmine (@JasmineLWatkins) January 29, 2021
Free-throw shooting is the strangest argument in basketball analysis, because if it goes in, who cares? More players should shoot underhand, and more should shoot from a completely different area code like Dwight Howard.
I’m usually not scared to share news publicly but the amount of hate, myths & ignorance actually had me debating sharing this joy. I had Top Surgery! I’m feeling free & euphoric in my body & want Trans people to know and see that we’ve always existed & no one can erase us! 🏳️⚧️✊🏽❤️ pic.twitter.com/6ERDPoQGwb— Layshia Clarendon (@Layshiac) January 29, 2021
Layshia Clarendon has always been a role model, from using their position on the WNBA’s Social Justice Council, to never letting the conversation about the tragic death of Breonna Taylor and so many other Black women be forgotten, to now sharing with the entire world -- a world that can be cruel and unforgiving to things they don’t understand -- their decision to undergo top surgery in an effort to live a more authentic life.
If Your Girl Says Hey to Me, That’s Our Girl Now
It’s not covid, he’s the reason I won’t take my girl to games.— Franz Grüber (@franz_gruber49) January 29, 2021
It’s a good thing that arenas aren’t open to the public, because Walt Frazier getting his ‘fit on while looking happy as a clam doing it would distract every fan in attendance.
Whoop De Doo, Basil
You guys keep tagging me on this like 40 plus years of failing miserably has been erased bc you have the best record after 18 games. pic.twitter.com/DhSRkvAY71— Vernon Maxwell (@VernonMaxwell11) January 29, 2021
Vernon Maxwell using retirement to consistently dunk on the Utah Jazz is my favorite retired player venture.
This Is A Larry Nance Jr. Fan Account
They said I’m a buzz kill because I told them they couldn’t outrun a lion 😑 https://t.co/DSvaRkHAYP— Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) January 29, 2021
How can we be sure though? Who is asking the question? Who is convinced they can outrun a lion?
All I Need Is One Mic
Never has Rodney McGruder’s name been mentioned so much in a single weekend.
The Creation of Adam Damian
WHY IS THERE A CAR THERE????????
More teammates should kiss each other, in my opinion. Normalize kissing your friends gently on the head after their successes.
Lip Sync For Your Life
Can’t believe nobody caught Lowry telling T-Ross he was gonna fuck up Aaron Gordon. LMFAOOO ☠️ pic.twitter.com/izpNNzRlUK— AD (@ADthePlug) February 1, 2021
This wasn’t the first rodeo featuring both Kyle Lowry and Aaron Gordon, nor was it the only one where Kyle’s lips can clearly be read.
Catch Me Outside
863 was his room number, Aaron Gordon. Where were you? pic.twitter.com/EO7AnM1mgQ— dan (@TorontoInSix) February 1, 2021
The same way that more players should kiss, more players should also be allowed to throw a punch or two outside of the game so that serious injuries (and flagrant fouls) don’t occur during the game.
He Shoulda Been Hoopin’ Instead of Killin’ People
If Slender Man hadn’t turned to a life of crime, I bet he could have been a pretty solid stretch four in today’s NBA. With those physical tools he has real 3 and D potential!— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) February 1, 2021
Slenderman is just the newest addition to the “First-Team Should Have Hooped” roster.
Seven Seconds Or Less
BRADLEY BEAL AND THEN WESTBROOK🔥 pic.twitter.com/yOMCWfAHHm— BasketballNews.com (@basketbllnews) February 1, 2021
The Brooklyn Nets have the worst defensive rating in the NBA, but this is just insane. Beal’s shot was understandable, but the scrambling on the inbounds that allowed Westbrook’s was...a choice.
nets twitter when joe harris committed that inbound turnover vs when tlc missed the potential game winning layup pic.twitter.com/uDt7FcpRZM— chiɔinthegeɘk⨟ (@chicinthegeek) February 1, 2021
This is what being the oldest sibling is like.
Buckle Up Buckaroos
Nikola Jokic on his way to win the NBA's 2021 MVP award pic.twitter.com/6PR5z3ULCm— Blue Wire Podcasts (@bluewirepods) January 31, 2021
47 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, and about a 75% chance that he would actually pull up to the arena like this.
I feel like Pascal is a very passionate/emotional player & that’s definitely why he fluctuates so much in terms of consistency. When he doesn’t do well, he stays bummed. When he does well, he stays snapping. Once he gets control over that I think he’ll show up more consistently🤷🏼♀️— P (@paraaand) February 1, 2021
Emotions rarely show up on the stat sheet, except for technical fouls and ejections, but the case of Pascal Siakam is probably more common than the average fan thinks.
They Think I’m Cute
He was also asked if, with the increased playing time, he’s started to feel like he’s being being scouted a bit.— Ari P. (@latenightmatcha) February 1, 2021
He answered that when he hears the other team talking about “number 18” he thinks “oh I made the scouting sheet”, and it makes him happy lollll pic.twitter.com/bD43TxtfZT
As a Raptors fan, opposing teams taking notice of Yuta makes me uneasy, but this whole thread is so wholesome. (But please don’t steal him)
We Believe In Yu
did you guys know people discouraged Yuta from going to the US to play basketball because apparently it’s gonna be a different level from what he’s used to in Japan but his parents encouraged him to go for it and look where he is now. so glad he’s with our team right now— #startyuta (@rapsdnty) February 1, 2021
Yuta Watanabe’s parents supporting his dreams makes his glee at being on the scouting sheet even more adorable.
See a tweet that should be featured in tomorrow's Tweet of the Day piece? Send it to @kelsea_lately.