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On the rare occasions when Barnes isn’t feeling his usual energy before a game, he will grab his phone and look through his Twitter mentions. He scrolls past the compliments and wannabe groupies and requests for RTs until he finds what he needs: negativity. “…[you’re an] invisible man on the court, ur a better talker than a player”. “Matt Barnes looks like that deadbeat uncle that buys you alcohol in high school…” “…If only the Clippers had a better starting SF offensively than Matt Barnes…” Sometimes, Barnes clicks on profiles, to see who’s dissing him. Sometimes he responds. Then he seeks out more insults. He admits this is a bit masochistic, but he fears that without sufficient anger he will lose his edge. And, to Barnes, that edge is everything. “That negativity is what keeps that chip on my shoulder, what makes me a dog, what makes me an a--hole on the court.” he says. Sports Illustrated

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Near the end of the third quarter of Wednesday night’s contest between the Blazers and the Clippers, Chris Kaman received a flagrant foul for shoving Chris Paul to the floor, after which a brief altercation ensued. As the league weighs its options in terms of additional punishment for Kaman in the form of a fine or possible suspension, Kaman took to Twitter to post a picture of exactly what prompted him to take matters into his own hands. NBCSports.com

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Those are very common these days. It's never happened to me, because I live in a different world. But I'm one of a very few. At any given time, I'm probably talking to a hundred of today's athletes by text, DM or email. Out of that hundred, I may only meet 25. But I stay engaged because I'm a fan. The coolest thing about being Lisa Ann is when I follow an athlete on Twitter, he follows me back and DMs me his number because he cannot be seen following me. Years ago, Kevin Durant was following me and I didn't even know it. As soon as it got blown up, he unfollowed me. GQ.com

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Jorge Sierra: No NBA player has more NBA follows than @kdtrey5. bit.ly/1DTVTYO @LeBron James is No. 2 here. http://t.co/sSf9sss0UR Twitter @hoopshype

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Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings is out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon, but his thumbs were healthy enough to rip LeBron James on Twitter Monday night. In a discussion with a frequent NBA blogger on the social media site of the league's greatest all-time players, Jennings tweeted that James "run(s) too much when *&$% gets tough," a reference to James leaving the Cavaliers for Miami in 2010 and then rejoining Cleveland after the Heat lost in the Finals last summer. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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After his second consecutive DNP-CD on Monday night (Did Not Play -- Coach's Decision), Kings rookie Nik Stauskas tweeted out an emoji of a pencil and pad. Perhaps Stauskas is taking notes from the bench? The Canadian’s rocky start in the NBA has included trade rumors, as first reported by CBS Sports. CSNBayArea.com

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How many hypothetical retweets on Twitter would it take to have Sacramento Kings guard Nik Stauskas' girlfriend Taylor Anderson accompany you to the high school prom? Apparently, the answer is 10,000 ... and it's also no longer hypothetical. After tweeting at Stauskas, who then OK'd it with Anderson, the number was set for the young man who boldly asked the NBA rookie. Just two hours later, after fellow NBA players and other athletes retweeted the request to help make his wish come true, he hit the magic number. He was even trending on Twitter at one point. Sports Illustrated

January 14, 2015 Updates

Twitter rolled out a new map that shows which NBA team is most followed in what area of the country. We highlighted the most notable facts in this new feature. -The Los Angeles Lakers have the biggest following in the country, beating out every NBA team by a substantial margin. -Despite being one of the best teams in the league, the Golden State Warriors get little love in the state of California. Bleacher Report

The 2014 NBA MVP took to the social networking site today to ask a series of Socratic questions aimed at understanding why on earth anyone would ever send a tweet. Stepping away from the editorial “we” for a second, because some our staff might not agree with me, Durant’s series of questions to no one, and everyone, has literally gone through my head every day for the last two years. You see, I HAVE to be on Twitter. If I wasn’t, I wouldn’t be very good at my job. BUT, oh how I loathe what it’s currently propagating in our society: an inability to think beyond the surface, or understand the nuances of an issue, or empathize with those who don’t fit into your neat, tidy pocket of the world. Dime

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