5 NBA Players Who Should Set Up Twitter Accounts Immediately

Sam RichmondCorrespondent IAugust 19, 2013

5 NBA Players Who Should Set Up Twitter Accounts Immediately

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    It may seem like every NBA player is on Twitter these days. To be fair, most of them are; however, there are still some players not tweeting away that we wish were.

    So, we've put together a list of the five players we'd most like to see join the popular social media network.

    There are multiple ways a player could make this list. They might be hilarious. They might be a great basketball mind. Perhaps they could inspire others. We chose players that are interesting, and that can come in a lot of different forms.

    Simply put, if the following five guys started Twitter accounts, we'd be the first to follow them.

Matt Bonner

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    We've seen how great the Black Mamba and the White Mamba are on Twitter, so we're expecting big things if the Red Mamba ever decides to create an account.

    Matt Bonner has the reputation as being the most entertaining San Antonio Spur. While you might not think that's high praise, he is seriously funny (proof).

    Plus, he's a quirky guy. Bonner once ran a blog on the Spurs' website dedicated to sandwiches (H/T Pounding The Rock).

    Bonner has a strong following already (A 12-year-old boy was suspended in 2012 for a Bonner-inspired haircut, according to CBS News), but we believe his popularity would only increase with a Twitter account.

Chris Andersen

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    Chris "Birdman" Andersen might just be the most fun player to watch in the NBA that doesn't play more than 15 minutes per night.

    He plays with an unmatched energy, and that could translate nicely into Twitter. Andersen has so much personality that it was he who did the intro for the Heat's instant-classic Harlem Shake video this year

    Birdman also has a story to tell. He's gone from a two-year league suspension starting in 2006 to a likable, fan favorite and an NBA champion today.

    What this boils down to: You're telling me you wouldn't follow a guy who introduced himself as "Bird" when he first met ESPN's Tom Haberstroh? Didn't think so.

Monta Ellis

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    Monta Ellis has personality and, even better, is unpredictable.

    We really have no idea what he's going to say next. If Ellis gets on Twitter, who knows what will happen? Would you be surprised if he predicted a Dallas Mavericks championship next season?  

    Ellis was responsible for one of the NBA's funniest videos from the 2012-13 season when he compared himself to Dwyane Wade and said "Monta Ellis have it all."

    A guy with that type of mindset is definitely capable of making some waves on Twitter. 

Tim Duncan

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    OK, we know what you're thinking. When we think of the word "entertaining" Tim Duncan isn't the first name that comes to our minds, either. 

    But, Duncan is actually an under-the-radar funny guy that can show emotion at times too.

    He paid then-teammate Brent Barry $100 to kiss David Stern at the Spurs' 2006 ring ceremony, according to BuzzfeedDuncan made fun of referee Joey Crawford (the two have a history, if you're unaware) at a 2012 Halloween party, according to a Reddit user. He also once got pretty mad at someone for taking video of him in a CVS parking lot (NFSW).

    On top of that, it would be a real treat for basketball fans to interact with the greatest power forward in NBA history and pick his brain about the game.


Andrew Bynum

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    Andrew Bynum actually did have a Twitter before deleting it in 2011 after he started receiving too much criticism when he was a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, according to the Los Angeles Times. It's time for him to return.

    Even without an account, Bynum became a Twitter celebrity throughout the 2012-13 season for his crazy hairdos

    There's a lot of potential for Bynum on Twitter. He's a goofy guy, but also someone capable of making headlines due to controversial comments

    Even if those qualities weren't present on his feed, the worst-case scenario for him is that he uses Twitter as a platform to get opinions from the public on whatever wacky hairstyle he tries next.