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The Rock Covers Bulls-Heat on Twitter, Calls Joakim Noah's Hair 'Princess Bun'

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends a press conference to announce that MetLife Stadium will host WWE Wrestlemania 29 in 2013 at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
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Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistNovember 20, 2016

The Rock has about 94 movies that are either in theaters or coming out this weekend, along with roughly 33 television shows premiering this summer, so he's hitting the publicity trail hard, including a takeover of the "NBA on TNT" Twitter account.

We've done it many times throughout the playoffs (usually with Metta World Peace), so we'll go ahead and take you guys on the tour of The Rock's temporary takeover during the Miami Heat-Chicago Bulls game on Wednesday night.

Much like everybody else in the world, The Rock expected the Heat to take the first game of our double-header and finish up the series.

It's on! #RockTakeover. Who ya got...Heat or Bulls? I got two words for ya... #GoHeat

— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 15, 2013

And, once again, much like everybody else in the world he had his own Joakim Noah jokes to toss out there.

Think ref just gave Joakim Noah a technical...for his princess bun #SettleDown #RockTakeover

— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 15, 2013

When he was done admonishing Noah for getting a bit too rowdy, Rocky turned his attention over to Chris Andersen with a little love for the big tattooed dude.

Shout out to Birdman...One tatted up white boi you don't mess with #RockTakeover

— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 15, 2013

After getting blown out of the water for much of the first half, Chicago came back with a vengeance and took the lead. From there we took a ride into clichéville.

Bulls take the lead. Here we go. Can't ever measure heart. #GoHEAT #RockTakeover

— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 15, 2013

 

Classic Nate Robinson 5'9 & limitless heart. (Also known to throw up in buckets during games.) #RockTakeover

— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 16, 2013

Keeping the comedy train going, The Rock took aim at Shaq and Charles Barkley, two of the easiest NBA-related targets to make fun of in the history of the game.

My next movie: @shaq eats all of Barkley's ribs leaving Charles irate. #FatAndFurious #RockTakeover

— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 16, 2013

 

I'm thankful for.. my big sisters. > ow.ly/i/27Ppz #LoveUBoth #RockTakeover

— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 16, 2013

From there Rocky took offense to an offshoot comparison to Carlos Boozer from his friend. I understand the aggression he must have felt. Nobody wants to be compared to a guy who used to look like he colored in his hair with a sharpie.

My buddy just said Boozer could be my twin. *Slaps buddy across face* #RockTakeover

— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 16, 2013

He left us with a humble Finals MVP prediction, which I suppose was also a prediction for the two teams that would make the NBA Finals.

.@talareeks: Finals MVP prediction: LBJ or Tony Parker. #RockTakeover

— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 16, 2013

Unfortunately, The Rock didn't have the time to stick around for the entire game. I hear he's filming a sequel to Fast and the Furious 12, while doing his half of Tooth Fairy 3.

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