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Warriors made Saturday night "Social Media Night," becoming the first team to have its players wear shirts emblazoned with their Twitter handles during warm-ups. It's a reflection of just how much confidence the front office has in the team's maturity and intelligence. You can rest assured the Warriors never would have dreamed of advertising easy access to, or interaction with, some of their other squads in recent years. Sulia

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Millsap laughed after @MoWilliams claimed the Jazz power forward would soon be the team's leading tweeter. "I still don't know how it works," Millsap said. "I've got to figure it out. I can't be the king if I don’t know." There are two things about Twitter that the Jazz do know. Williams shared Fact 1 about Millsap: "No, no, no, no, no. He is not going to the School of @Enes_Kanter Twitter. No way." Deseret News

Millsap laughed when asked if he was going to get Big Al to do Twitter. "Some people just ain't going to do it," Millsap said. "He's one of them guys." One locker over, Jefferson quickly interrupted the conversation to back that up. "I can' t spell that good," he said, laughing. Deseret News

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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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