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October 31, 2014 Updates

Following LeBron James' "Cramp Game" in the NBA Finals last season against the Spurs, much was made of the hydration formula he was using in the sweltering, AC-less AT&T Center. Gatorade took a shot on Twitter following the event, and it seems the players have made their choice. During LeBron's first game back as a Cavalier, against the Knicks, a Cavs' employee could be seen pouring Gatorade into a Powerade bottle. Now, it should be pointed out that Gatorade is an official sponsor of the NBA, but nonetheless, the unintentional irony is hilarious. Sporting News

October 15, 2014 Updates

Veteran guard Manu Ginobili, the Spurs' most active user of social media, has his own rules about posting on sites such as Instagram and Twitter. “It's a very sensitive topic because it's dangerous,” Ginobili said. “You have a phone, and you go through different moods, and different things can happen. I probably tweet one out of 10, I think. If I am in doubt that it's not going to be funny, or who cares, boom, I'm out. “Sometimes you are tempted, and you're bored in your room, and you want to do something, and things happen. You have to be very sensitive, very cautious because a lot of people follow us. Even if they don't, with retweets, everyone ends up knowing. “When you are a sort of (a) public figure, you can get into trouble easily. So before writing anything, it's a smart thing to do to just show somebody else.” San Antonio Express-News

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What social media he's on... Paul Pierce: I am on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. ... Twitter, I’ll tweet when I’m rooting for a game, I always tweet out photos of my family on Halloween or on vacation, and I do use it to share what my corporate partners want to communicate. Instagram is photo-heavy and I use it when at events or on the road taking photos, and Facebook is a combo of the two. Facebook my management team usually manages for me, and they curate from everything that’s on Twitter and Instagram as well as good articles that are being written about me or my team and my foundation. NetsDaily

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Kendall Marshall, the UNC grad that just a few weeks ago was playing basketball for the Delaware 87ers, led the banged-up Los Angeles Lakers with 20 points and 15 assists in a huge win over the Utah Jazz Friday night. Marshall, the 14th different player to start a game for the Lakers this season, signed a two-year, nonguaranteed contract that the Lakers need to decide on soon, but Friday’s outburst may have earned him a permanent spot. It remains to be seen whether his performance was impressive enough to get a follow from Kobe Bryant. For The Win

November 15, 2013 Updates

The New York Knicks guard, who was fined $25,000 by the NBA last year for a racy tweet, had a new problem Thursday after an exchange with Detroit's Brandon Jennings that appeared to include a threat. "I'm always in trouble with Twitter," Smith said before the Knicks played Houston. "I don't know what it is. Trying to shake it." The New York Knicks guard, who was fined $25,000 by the NBA last year for a racy tweet, had a new problem Thursday after an exchange with Detroit's Brandon Jennings that appeared to include a threat. "I'm always in trouble with Twitter," Smith said before the Knicks played Houston. "I don't know what it is. Trying to shake it." NBA.com

But Smith denied any bad intent, saying he and Jennings have played together in the summer and had a good relationship. "There's a way to threaten somebody and that's not the way, to publicly threaten somebody," Smith said. NBA.com

November 14, 2013 Updates

Brandon Jennings called out Chris Smith on Twitter Wednesday while complimenting friends who play ball overseas, “Wait, wait, wait JR smith brother is in the NBA but @PoohJeter & BBROWNLAU isn’t. Call me hater but not Rollin!!!” He later deleted the Tweet, thankfully Holly MacKenzie from Sportsnet retweeted it before the fact. beyondthebuzzer.com

October 11, 2013 Updates

Andre Iguodala was one of the NBA’s early adopters of Twitter, and several months ago he pulled off an impressive feat: he got his handle changed from @mindofAI9 to @andre. On Twitter, everybody, no matter how well-known, is essentially representing themselves as a brand, and a big part of that is the handle you choose. Some people will choose a clever pun on a celebrity’s name, or a variation of their own name with “the_real_” or a number tacked onto it. But to be able to pull off just your first name takes a special kind of credibility. For The Win

August 22, 2013 Updates

There are still some good people out there. Blazers coach Terry Stotts is outstanding; the best coach I have ever dealt with. And I have tremendous respect for Wesley Matthews, who cares so deeply and works so dilligently at his craft. I also still have a fondness for Batum. And through the years I cherish my relationships with Dale Davis, Stoudamire, James Jones, Joel Przybilla, Jarrett Jack ... there are some good guys. But somewhere in this bizarre transition when everyone has a blog, and people who can write 140 characters are considered journalists, the job lost its allure. Often times it's not about being right, it's about being the loudest. It's not about being good, it's about being first. And it's not about telling the real story, it's about being friends with the players. Oregonian

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