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VIDEO: NBA Players Read Mean Tweets, Edition No. 5


Being a professional athlete means you open yourself up to a lot of criticism. It can be tough to go out there night after night and have people saying unsavory things about you on the internet.

That’s why it is refreshing to watch these NBA stars read mean tweets about themselves on camera.

As part of Jimmy Kimmel’s Late Night talk show, here is a clip of James Harden, DeAndre Jordan and Shaquille O’neal reading just a few of the tweets.

This is only a taste of the segment, as Kimmel’s show is currently celebrating NBA Week because of the NBA Finals.

The star of the clip is the child who reads the tweet with Shaq. Good job by her, sounding it out, taking her time, and using a deadpan delivery. Well done.

Good to see these players take the criticism in stride. Of course, most of these tweets were about their physical appearance, not their play. I wonder if things might be different if they read tweets about their specific gaffs on the court. That might not be fun for anybody, though.

Game one of the NBA Finals starts is on Thursday night.

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Michael is originally from Miami, FL and is of Cuban descent. He holds BFA from the University of Florida/New World School of the Arts and is also a New York city based stand-up comedian. Michael is 5'11", but wears elevators in his shoes to make himself 6 feet tall. Twitter: @MichaelNapoles
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