The absolute greatest thing about the Internet—and there are a lot of great things about the Internet—is that it gives us an outlet to live vicariously through our favorite sports stars. While athletes are enjoying the lifestyle of the rich and the famous, we get to be there right alongside them for every photo, video and 140-character description of the awesome things we'll never get to experience firsthand.
For whatever reason, out of all professional athletes, NBA stars tend to be the ones whose online presences are the most consistently entertaining, engaging and eccentric.
Maybe it's because NBA players just happen to have the most eclectic personalities in the whole sports world.
Maybe it's because they simply have nothing better to do during the ever-riveting 82-game preseason.
Regardless, we can all agree that without Nick Young's ridiculous proclamations, Mark Cuban's bizarre selfies and Metta World Peace's outlandish poetry, the NBA would just be a bunch of drawn-out playoff series and self-absorbed stars. But with them, it's a masterpiece.
And so, the best of the best need to be recognized for their achievements. In a nod to last week's All-MLB Social Media Team, we present to you its dynamic NBA counterpart: One team's worth of NBA social media powerhouses that must not go unnoticed by the public eye.
If nothing else, these guys should help keep you entertained as you wait for the annual Heat vs. Spurs championship to finally roll around.
*Note: Any player who played in at least one game in the 2013-2014 NBA season is eligible for the All-NBA Social Media Team.