Very slowly, Vine is starting to take over as the hot new social networking application of choice, with NBA players taking to it at a snail's pace.
While there are just a few NBA players on Vine as of right now, there are a few key accounts that are definitely worth following.
In case you're unfamiliar, Vine is a smartphone app that allows you to piece together a video and send it out to followers. Basically it's the same thing as Twitter or Instagram, only with videos rather than statuses or pictures.
It seems stupid and pointless, but 90 percent of all social media is just that, so who are we to complain?
So which NBA accounts are the ones to check out?
Quite frankly, Big Baby is strange.
Feeling myself vine.co/v/bY1Xbnz2A3d
—Glen Davis (@iambigbaby11) May 29, 2013
One thing you'll find out as soon as you join Vine and start following a few people is that the main thing people want to do is lip sync to songs.
It's weird, but with a few key people it's actually funny.
That's the deal with Big Baby: He's generally not funny on purpose; it's the things his face does that makes him comical.
Dwight's a big, goofy dude, despite the public blowback.
Time to go fishinggggg check the fit out lol vine.co/v/bV6xl5WdaEO
—Dwight Howard (@DwightHoward) May 25, 2013
He's still putting together a presence on Vine, but Dwight Howard is slowly figuring it out, as he's got nothing better to do.
Everybody may hold a bit of a grudge against him for the way he publicly handles himself, but he is kind of funny.
Because Andre Drummond is weirder than we all thought.
"Not a crump stop"!!!!! Adam Rubin vine.co/v/bYq2dz6VZT3
— Andre Drummond (@DRE_DRUMMOND_) May 29, 2013
Though he showed some promise during his rookie season, Drummond was generally not the court long enough to really get his personality across, but he's started to do that through social media.
Whether Drummond's making actual videos or just being strange in general, it's become obvious that he is a fun personality, which is great for the future of NBA blogging.
Steph Curry loves his wife, does stuff and has a cute baby.
Batting cages 2 vine.co/v/b9Ji2DW6w2U
—Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) May 20, 2013
Every video that Stephen Curry puts out involves one of three things: he's playing a game of some kind, he and his wife are doing something together or his baby is being incredibly cute.
He's one of the NBA's most active Vine users, so he's definitely one to check out.
Kendall Marshall narrates his life.
a horse. really? vine.co/v/bVMXO2lrOUP
—Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) May 24, 2013
Why on Earth would you want to follow a guy who played in all of 48 games last season? He leads an odd life, and he narrates the entire thing.
It's more than Marshall just talking about what he's doing; there's generally a weird, yet humorous twist along the way.
In case you ever see a larger-than-normal number of turtles.
Ben McLemore will likely end up being one of the top five picks in the 2013 NBA Draft, so you might as well get to know him now.
McLemore generally shares videos of himself and his friends doing normal stuff, but it's funny nonetheless.
Brooklyn was one of the first teams in the NBA to pick up on Vine, and it has experimented with the app, using many different formats. Eventually they settled on sending out videos of what's going on before and during games.
Whether you're a Nets fan or not, give 'em a follow, it's a pretty cool account to keep an eye on.
San Antonio Spurs
Warm-up videos and what not.
—San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) May 27, 2013
San Antonio took to Vine soon after the Nets, and they went to publishing videos of players warming up and other pregame stuff.
Eventually when the rest of the league starts picking up Vine and every team creates its own account, we'll get more interesting content.
For the time being, enjoy the innovation that pops up in the coming months.
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