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Metta World Peace has been the Twitter MVP of the 2013 NBA Playoffs. From insightful commentary on the games to subtweeting For The Win writers, he’s a must-follow. Following the San Antonio Spurs’ 113-77 blowout of the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, World Peace started a hashtag celebrating the genius of Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. It was pretty great. Popovich is so smart he can coach a draw. #popovichissosmart he can remove Dennis Rodman's lip ring and make sense of it. #popovichissosmart he can draw up a play using Manu's head and cover up his bald spot. For The Win

May 31, 2013 Updates

Nick Young saw what tweeting at a beauty queen did for Quincy Pondexter, so he decided to try his luck employing the same strategy. Pondexter, a guard for the Memphis Grizzlies, was able to score a date with Miss Tennessee Chandler Lawson by hollering at her over Twitter this week. During a guest appearance on ESPN’s “SportsNation” on Thursday, Young was asked whether Pondexter’s move was “desperate” or “smooth.” “Smooth, smooth,” the Philadelphia 76ers guard insisted. “[The Memphis Grizzlies] just made it to the Western Conference finals. They’re on TV. He is the man right now. Gotta strike when you hot right there!” Young, a Los Angeles native, then said he was going to try it out, too. He looked into the camera and said, “Miss California, holla at me!” Larry Brown Sports

May 17, 2013 Updates

Twitter Inc. has teamed with the National Basketball Association to stream video clips of game highlights as the blogging service expands beyond 140-character status updates ahead of a possible initial public offering. NBA Digital, a joint venture between the sports league and Turner Broadcasting System Inc., will post game snippets on Twitter during the playoffs with the hashtag #NBARapidReplay, said Adam Bain, president of global revenue at Twitter. Short advertisements will appear alongside the clips, he said. Bloomberg

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