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Royce White: "As much as we want to think that these are just people behind computer screens, those people are living next door to you," he says. "They are people behind computer screens in schools. In hospitals. Working in Washington, D.C. These are real people. How many times does this stuff have to happen before we admit something really disturbing is going on here? I think one person tweeting 'Fuck you, go kill yourself' is disturbing. But when you get into the hundreds of those tweets? The thousands of those tweets? I see a lot of people out there with really volatile mental disorders that are not getting help. Because I go to their own Twitter pages, and I can see they're not just sending those messages to me. They're sending them to a bunch of people. I mean, if you tweet at me five times in seven minutes because I'm not playing for a team you have no real connection to? That is not good. That suggests mental illness. And even if you say, 'But I love this team to death,' it means you've put too much investment into entertainment. It's probably not good for you." Grantland

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A year ago, I met with Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant to discuss his 81-point game against the Toronto Raptors on Jan. 22, 2006. It was for a story on the 50th anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game. Bryant's 81 is the closet anyone has come to matching or surpassing Chamberlain's 100. One of the questions I asked Bryant: "Have you ever watched the replay of that 81-point game?" He said no. "There's nothing I could have learned from that game," Bryant told me. "It was just pure fluke, a freak of nature-type thing." USA Today Sports

Bryant had that seven-year itch to finally watch it, and Bryant live Tweeted while watching. "I can't believe I've never watched this game till now," Bryant Tweeted. And: "After my first bucket I realized their rotations weren't sharp or early." And: "This game was the 1st and only game my grandma has seen me play as a pro, On my late grandfather's bday no less#countonfamily" USA Today Sports

Bryant responded to a fan who wanted to know what Bryant did with the shoes he wore in that game. "@4yearsenior I sent them to the hall of fame," Bryant replied on Twitter and @nikebasketball Tweeted, "Here is the proof @kobebryant @4yearsenior #countonkobe" with a photo of the shoes in the Hall of Fame. When I talked to Bryant, I wanted to know why he didn't watch it, just to see if he had a chance at 100 points. ""If I did watch it, it would only (upset me) if I saw I really could have had 100," Bryant said. USA Today Sports

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The tweet was quickly removed from the feed, which is generally reserved for team updates. A spokesman said the Jazz’s marketing department operates the Twitter account, but declined to say how many people have posting privileges. In the statement the team said, "The Jazz does not comment on other NBA teams transactions and furthermore, does not condone any negative comments about players, coaches, or front office staff throughout the league. It is simply unprofessional and unacceptable." Salt Lake Tribune

December 20, 2012 Updates

JCF: Why aren’t you on twitter anyway? DJS: I didn’t say I’m not. I just said you wouldn’t be able to identify it. JCF: Would you think about putting yourself out there publicly? DJS: No, no, no. JCF: Just because it’s a recipe for disaster? DJS: Yeah, I think so. I think the world has enough tweets. I don’t have anything that I think would be valuable as an addition. NBA.com

November 27, 2012 Updates

The Miami HEAT announced today that last week’s unveiling of the White Hot uniform lit up the social media world with impressions totaling 15,964,766 according to data collected by tweetreach. The HEAT unveiled their White Hot uniform on Saturday, November 24 when they hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers at AmericanAirlines Arena. On twitter, a total of 3,539 tweets were sent referencing the White Hot uniform. Those tweets reached a total of 7,948,606 different people with total impressions reaching 15,004,510. On Facebook, the White Hot uniform garnered 53,999 “likes,” 5,070 “shares” and 1,753 comments with impressions totaling 960,256. NBA.com

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