We all know how much Twitter has helped bridge the gap between athletes and fans. It helps us get to know our favourite athletes on a more personal level and feel more connected to them.
With that being said, most athletes have extremely boring Twitter handles. I’m not talking about their tweets or how they come across in terms of their personality. I’m strictly talking about the names that athletes choose to go by on Twitter.
For example, one of the most popular athletes on Twitter is golfer Stewart Cink. He is extremely personable and is great at interacting with his fans, but his handle is @stewartcink. That’s not a very creative handle and neither is @SHAQ or @ovi8 (Alexander Ovechkin).
This is specifically about the funniest, most creative and entertaining handles.
After all, there are hundreds of lists telling you which athletes to follow or who the top tweeters are in each professional sport, so my list of Twitter athletes is a little different.
One side note before I begin. The athletes Twitter account must be active and the athlete must have tweeted within the last two months in order to qualify for this list. Therefore the deleted account of @KungFuAstronaut (Martellus Bennett of the Dallas Cowboys) unfortunately isn’t in on the list. Also, while a handle like @MettaWorldPeace for Ron Artest might seem funny, that’s now Artest’s real name so it’s really just another standard Twitter handle.
Here are the 20 best athlete Twitter handles for your enjoyment, in no particular order: