NBA Players Making a Mess on Social Media

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NBA Players Making a Mess on Social Media
Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports
'You just put the letter A with a circle around it, then my name.'

Coaches and team management have a hard enough time getting NBA players to say the right things on the court and to the media, but in the world of social networks and Twitter, players now have a public outlet for their thoughts, taunts and musings 24 hours a day. For example, Drew Gooden's "ghetto Christmas."

There are various ways to make an online mess for all to see. You can tweet out something embarrassing or you can taunt opponents and your former teams. Worse yet, you can call out a respected journalist and betray your own medical confidentiality.

You can even type like a hardened criminal and send out a raunchy picture of a large caboose in a thong.

Yes, social media is a fantastic thing, partly because you can watch famous athletes screw up their reputations so royally.

I've ranked the disastrousness of each athlete's social media presence by their progressive outrageousness. Here are six players making a complete mess of things using only a Twitter account.

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