Social Media Rumors
With NBA Twitter being one of the the most popular subcultures on the site, it makes sense for Twitter and the NBA to explore new avenues to work together. “[NBA Twitter] is one of the most exciting, entertaining and insightful parts of Twitter,” Dorsey said, adding that this notion could easily be applied to other topics and events, including social and political. “Twitter wants to be a place that follows your interests, rather than a social-based network,” he explained. “Anything we can do to make [an event] feel more electric, and make you feel like you’re part of something bigger than yourself, then [we’re] successful.”
Redick, the Sixers’ sharpshooter who’s averaging 18.3 points in 39 games this season, joined our NBA insider Tom Haberstroh on the latest “The Habershow” podcast Friday. The 34-year-old has found an interesting roadblock living without social media. “I was trying to get a car deal because I drive back and forth between Brooklyn and Philly, because I’ve been driving myself this year,” Redick said. “And the car companies were like, ‘Well, you’re not on social media so there’s no benefit to us.’ I said, ‘that’s fine.'”
Overall, though, Redick has been enjoying his time away, where he admitted the toxic environment can affect the mindset of NBA players as they do their jobs on a nightly basis. Without social media, Redick is filling up his time by reading more books. “This year,” he said, “I’d like to read 24 books – two a month.”
In November, Chris Morrison shared a letter written by his 9-year old daughter Riley, in which she asked Stephen Curry why the smaller sizes of his sneakers were specifically labeled boys’ on Under Armour’s website. “I hope you can work with Under Armour to change this, because girls want to rock the Curry 5s too,” she said.
Coming through in the clutch like he often does, Curry made good on his promise. In a video recently shared by Morrison, Riley is seen opening gifts from the 2-time MVP on Christmas—two pairs of the Curry 6. Additionally, Curry’s shoes are now listed under the men’s, women’s, boys’ and girls’ sections on underarmour.com.