Remember the Time: View Your Favorite Clippers Player’s First Tweet


Jul 10, 2013; Playa Vista, CA, USA; L-R: Los Angeles Clippers Matt Barnes (22), Darren Collison (2), Jared Dudley (9), Ryan Hollins (15), Chris Paul (3) and J.J. Redick (4) are introduced today during a press conference at the team headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Some time last week, the good folks at Twitter unveiled a feature that allowed users to see their first tweet on the company’s birthday.

Using the tool for enjoyment, I decided to compile the first tweets of the players on the Clippers roster. While some are the typical, run-of-the-mill “welcome to Twitter” tweet, some stick out more than the others. Here they are:

Let’s just be happy Chris Paul never pushed the Clippers to trade for Rudy Gay when the Raptors were looking to toss him onto someone else.

Fun times in Phoenix eh? This was the beginning of the end of the Seven Seconds or Less Suns. Shaq didn’t matter much (his ambition to “win a ring with the king” failed miserably), but the loss of Amar’e Stoudemire meant the changing of an era. Maybe the front office should’ve informed Dudley before making all of these moves.

For some odd reason, I thought Taylor Griffin would be a solid NBA player. Usually that reasoning comes from watching film and seeing something impressive that’d stick in the league, but in the few games I’ve seen Taylor play, nothing about his game yelled “NBA player”. He played a total of 8 games in his NBA career.

Don’t even know what this means. Anyone have a clue?

Here is your daily reminder that Hedo is Turkish.

Ryan Hollins first tweet reminds me of his game: enthusiastic, yet severely lacking.

Think Jamal Crawford knew he’d be the best tweeter on the team when he drew this one up?

Honest moment here: didn’t know C had a Twitter until I began this post. GO FOLLOW HIM.

Big Baby knew the weather for his future team before he knew his future team would be his future team.

Apparently Matt Barnes wasn’t really himself until the blue check arrived.

At the young age of 18, Bullock was fresh on the college scene. He didn’t appear in this game against Ohio State, but UNC squeaked out a close victory over Evan Turner and company.

How nice of Willie Green to alert CP3 immediately when he got his Twitter. Friendship <3.

Like Bullock, Granger was preparing for a game, except he played. With 29 points on 9-of-15 shooting (4-7 from 3) and the go-ahead jumper with 15 seconds left in the game, Danny Granger showed why many praised his game pre-injury. Unfortunately for Granger and the Pacers, Caron Butler hit a mid-range jumper with .9 seconds left to lift the Wizards over the Pacers.