You also get to see some things you'd never get to see anywhere else, like what I saw Tuesday between two people I follow, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, and ESPN basketball writer/reporter Ric Bucher.
Tuesday, it was reported by Bucher that the Timberwolves have agreed on a major trade with the Washington Wizards:
The Washington Wizards are close to a deal that would send the No. 5 pick in Thursday's draft, Oleksiy Pecherov, Etan Thomas and Darius Songaila to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Randy Foye and Mike Miller, a league source told ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher on Tuesday.Link(ESPN.Com)
Reports are that the Timberwolves are likely not done dealing either, and there's rumors that some more big moves could be on the way still. Well this has Love, a 20-year-old power forward that averaged 11.1 points and 9.1 rebounds per game in his rookie season, a tad nervous that he could be a part of a potential trade in the near future.
Love had this to say on Twitter last night:
Bucher saw that, and responded to Love:
And lastly, Love responded to Bucher:
Anyway, I thought this was pretty cool and a bit funny that a writer/reporter is basically telling an NBA player via Twitter that everything is going to be okay, and he can relax a bit in Minnesota(note: if they're just joking around, then I feel like an absolute idiot, but you'd think they'd go about it in a more obvious way).
I'd think it's quite unlikely Love will be dealt, as 6'10" 20 year olds that average double-doubles already, have a solid outside shooting game that can only improve, are sensational passers, and have a high basketball IQ, aren't too easy to find. If Love is indeed traded though, Bucher will certainly regret that "tweet".
You may have heard about another very interesting Twitter situation Love was involved in, just over a week ago. Here's what he had to say:
That was before any of us were aware of Kevin McHale being out as the Timberwolves head coach. Understandably, a player breaking news on Twitter about the dismissal of his head coach before it's been announced by the team, or even a reporter, created quite a stir.
These are just examples of the times we're in and the impact Twitter's having on the sports world. I'd recommend you follow along.
Link(Kevin Love's Twitter)
Link(Ric Bucher's Twitter)
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