Twitter is changing the way we view the NBA.
The Warriors are no strangers to Twitter themselves. Every member of the team except for Andris Biedrins owns an account.
Even head coach Mark Jackson sends out inspirational tweets almost daily.
Golden State and their individual players trend quite frequently on the social network, and the following are specific tweets that best describes each team member.
Stephen Curry is having a breakout year. He is learning how to be the leader of a team that is headed to the playoffs, and back in February he almost broke Twitter after his 54-point performance in Madison Square Garden.
Curry often gives insights on his life, but this tweet epitomizes what kind of player he has become for the Warriors.
Get a stop. Check. Win. Check. Next stop back to #1.— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) February 11, 2013
Stephen has really developed a strong attitude and he now personifies the type of leadership that the Warriors have been missing in what seems like forever.
After sifting through the 943,758 tweets about his dunk on Nikola Pekovic, this one from Washington Wizards beat writer Michael Lee stood out.
You forget how fast Harrison Barnes is because he makes such methodical moves, but he made John Wall put on afterburners & still made layup— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) March 24, 2013
In case you weren't aware, John Wall is really fast. Even though it seems everything Harrison Barnes does is premeditated by the way he plays, he does possess the complete package. That's easy to forget as he is surrounded by such elite offensive talent.
But he has shown in the way he attacks the rim that he is fully capable of being an explosive player. Barnes has all the tools, and when he figures it all out and brings it on a consistence basis, he will be scary good.
Three hundred twenty eight.
Is that the number of minutes played by Richard Jefferson? Or the number of times he has tweeted from his unverified account?
Either way, it is not a very high number.
Well, the answer is tweets, and his minutes played, 528, paired with his infrequent tweeting really show his age.
While he seems like a nice guy and a good teammate, this tweet by New York Knicks beat writer Frank Isola pretty much sums up where Jefferson is at in his NBA career.
Richard Jefferson is so done.— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) March 12, 2013
Sadly, this seems to be true. But remember by the start of next season as soon as he exercises his player option contract (which will happen), he will become Richard Jefferson the expiring contract.
There is an upside coming!
This pretty much sums up what Andrew Bogut has been going through.
Dear God,When will you spare Andrew Bogut? Hasn't he suffered enough? It's never the same injury, always different. Be merciful.Love, us.— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) February 24, 2013
Has this prayer now been answered?
Things have been looking much better for the Aussie lately, and if he can get past his injury woes and get into shape for the postseason, the Warriors are going to make for an extremely tough out.
Not only is Kent Bazemore an extremely solid 12th man for the Warriors who really should be playing more, his infectious celebrations and end of the bench antics have turned him into an Internet sensation.
#Bazemoring is an actual thing now, and has found itself all the way to the Division 3 baseball ranks.
Bazemore may be the most popular player in NBA history who averages under five minutes a game, playing in about every fourth game.
Festus Ezeli is a tough and smart player who knows his limitations.
He plays hard each time he is out on the floor and has been very valuable with Bogut in and out of the lineup all year. With his work ethic and attitude, Ezeli can carve out a very nice career for himself as he plays by his own mantra.
"Hard work beats talent if talent doesn't work hard." Festus Ezeli Golden State Warriors— Carladenise Edwards (@cdenisephd) March 22, 2013
Admit it, you are going to miss him when he is gone.
And the night is complete with an Andris Biedrins airball from the free throw line. #GSWarriors— Larry Beil (@LarryBeilABC7) March 16, 2013
Who are the Warriors fans going to make fun of when he is no longer with the team? Just like Jefferson, as soon as Biedrins exercises his player option contract (which is all but certain) for next season, he too will be an expiring deal. So there's that at least.
This sums up how important Jarrett Jack has been for Golden State.
Jarrett Jack to the Warriors was one of the most underrated acquisitions of last summer. He has been excellent for Golden State.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) February 23, 2013
Notice the time stamp on this tweet. When the Warriors were struggling as a team, it was Jack who exploded in the month of February and kept them afloat when the ship was sinking. He is a very important piece to this team and it should be priority No. 1 this offseason to keep him in a Golden State uniform.
For all the James Harden non-trade nonsense, Klay Thomspon is not exactly expendable. He will be a solid if not spectacular player in the NBA for years to come. Remember, this is his first full 82-game season, and when he was last matched up against Harden, this is the imprint he left on San Jose Mercury News writer Tim Kawakami.
Last comment on GSW-Houston DVR: Klay Thompson didn't just out-play Harden, he thrashed him. Just one game, but that was large.— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) March 18, 2013
Have a feeling that this will be one of many complimentary tweets to come during the career of Thompson.
Gone, but not forgotten. Brandon Rush will be back and as good as ever if he keeps this attitude going all summer.
2 years of rehab for my left elbow, 7 months of rehab on my right knee in college. N now I'm back in here for another 8 months#road2recovery— Brandon Rush (@BRush_4) January 28, 2013
How much could the Warriors use him for the playoffs?
Carl Landry has been terrific for the Warriors, and he is every bit a part of the transformation they have made this year into becoming a winning team. This tweet speaks volumes about the player and person he is.
Losing can can be tough most of the time, but the strong ones keep fighting…— Carl Landry (@CarlLandry) January 27, 2013
Sure he gave the double "can," but this is exactly the attitude Golden State has taken on this year. It's no coincidence that Landry is a part of the Warriors' resurgence.
Draymond Green has been exactly what the Warriors were missing for so long. Every game he brings toughness and intensity that is matched with his appreciation for the sport and its fans.
It would be great to see a good player and an even better person in a Golden State uniform for years to come.
This tweet pretty much sums up the Warriors' freshly minted All-Star.
So honored and excited to represent the Bay Area fans and the Warriorstoday! Thanks for the support, next step is the Playoffs! #GSW— David Lee (@Dlee042) February 17, 2013
It's easy to see why everyone is such a big fan of his, including owner Joe Lacob. Not only does David Lee perform at a high level every night, he works as hard as anyone in the league. Plus, he is also appreciative of the fans who come out to support him.
Truly one of the classiest players in the NBA.
His reputation of being a player's coach is exemplified pretty accurately here.
Another great win. I Thank God! Love my guys. #Warriors— Mark Jackson (@JacksonMark13) December 30, 2012
Who wouldn't want to play for a coach like this? And he is taking the Golden State Warriors to the NBA playoffs in his first full 82-game season; how impressive is that?