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 January 8, 2021.
Honesty is the Best Policy
Kyrie Irving’s reasoning for not playing in tonight’s game per a close source: “I just didn’t want to play.”— 👑📍Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson, M.A. (@ScoopB) January 8, 2021
Let me start off by saying that Kyrie owes us no explanation as to why he “just didn’t want to play” last night. If you look at *gestures broadly* all of America right now, you could find a million and one reasons to not want to work, and any of them would stick. Kyrie, maybe and hopefully, started something here. Every employer should allow their employees a number of “I just didn’t want to” days with no questions asked.
"What Do We Want? We Don’t Know! When Do We Want It? Last Year!"
trump supporters brought trump 2020 flags to the capitol and its 2021 lmao— SLOWMO (@KyleAnderson5) January 7, 2021
Kyle Anderson of the Memphis Grizzlies points out just one of the things that made Wednesday the dumbest day ever. This is the alley.
Despite the small typo, the first responding tweet is the oop.
Considering they all are stuck in the 1800s with their ideas im not surpirsed— Flawed (@Flawedgaming91) January 8, 2021
Bigger Than Basketball
Malcolm Brogdon and Jaylen Brown have never shied away from their activism. Both drove hours to their home state of Georgia to attend the protests surrounding the death of George Floyd at the hands of police. Both have remained invested in their demand for social justice and reform throughout the Bubble, the offseason and the return of the NBA. In a statement released on his social media platforms, Brogdon called for each of the perpetrators of the attack on the U.S. Capitol to be arrested. Brown cited Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Two Americas” when speaking to the media about the difference between the treatment of the Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol and the countless, senseless deaths of Black Americans simply for existing. Neither Brown nor Brogdon, no matter how exhausting and taxing it becomes, have taken their foot off the gas in their fight for racial justice.
My reflections on January 6th. pic.twitter.com/Vk3ivEvUg7— Malcolm Brogdon (@MalcolmBrogdon7) January 8, 2021
Love that Jayson is by his side https://t.co/xFNoeOMsOL— samuel miller (@smiller_1) January 7, 2021
I’m Afraid I Just Blue Myself
Tobias Harris. pic.twitter.com/YMpvrdDr1k— nba paint (@nba_paint) January 8, 2021
Tobias Harris as Tobias Funke, complete with the denim cutoffs is the type of adorable pun that makes you forget the world is burning.
I Have Taught You Well, Young Grasshopper
Scoring 122 points without KD and Kyrie is wild— Jay 🎭 (@BeyJayV) January 8, 2021
The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 122-109 last night without their two top superstars, who also happen to be two of the best scorers in the league. The coachless, positionless, running-entirely-on-vibes basketball is working.
He Wasn’t Lying
demar has already matched his 3-point total from last season lol— Joe Wolfond (@joey_doubleyou) January 8, 2021
DeMar DeRozan once famously told the media that he can shoot threes, he just doesn’t want to. Now, captaining the ship of the youngest team in Spurs history, DeMar appears to have accepted that the game has evolved, and that he must as well in order for San Antonio to return to the playoffs after missing them last season for the first time since the 90s.
Spencer, This is for You!!!!
WITH AN OKORO GAME SAVER?? https://t.co/tEMLL2EgSW— FearTheSword (@FearTheSword) January 8, 2021
Tired: BLOCKED BY JAMES!
Wired: BLOCKED BY OKORO!
“He Shoulda Been Hoopin’”
Pop has a higher vert than me wtf pic.twitter.com/m8JoF0HOTp— /r/spurs (@redditspurs) January 8, 2021
Coach Pop has fully embraced the casual dress code allowed for coaches this season. The sneakers, the sweater, the flow. He looks so much more comfortable. Could he do this in a suit? Doubt it.
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