Carmelo Anthony Twitter: 10 Other Athletes Who Need To Stop Tweeting

David SolarCorrespondent IAugust 29, 2010

Carmelo Anthony Twitter: 10 Other Athletes Who Need To Stop Tweeting

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    SALT LAKE CITY - APRIL 30:  Carmelo Anthony #15 of the Denver Nuggets stands on the court during their game against the Utah Jazz in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2010 NBA Playoffs at EnergySolutions Arena on April 30, 2010 in Sa
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    I've never been fond of twitter. To me, it showcases meaningless information by narcissistic people.

    That's what makes Carmelo Anthony's most recent twitter adventure all the more scandalous. 

    Recently, Carmelo put a hit out on hip-hop groupie Kat Stacks, offering $5,000 for anybody willing to, “slap the s*** out of a woman who had been sending him Tweets.” 

    While Carmelo claims his account was hacked, this impropriety raises an interesting question.

    Which athletes out there need to put down their keyboards and permanently shut down their twitter accounts? Here we review the top 10.

10. Shelden Williams

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 15:  Shelden Williams #13 of the Boston Celtics goes up to dunk the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Six of the 2010 NBA Finals at Staples Center on June 15, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly
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    Last season out of nowhere, Shelden Williams dropped the following tweet: “Man when it rains it pours!!! Yall will find out what I mean soon!!!!”

    Was he traded? No. Injured? No. So why the abundance of exclamation points? To this day nobody knows.

    Now a member of the Denver Nuggets, Williams continues to tweet. In fact, in the last 19 hours, Williams has 20 tweets.

    This is the man who looks like Ken Griffey Jr. on nerve tonic, yet somehow pulled Candace Parker.

    Doesn't he have anything better to do with his time?

9. Terrell Owens

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    CINCINNATI - AUGUST 20:  Terrell Owens #81 of the Cincinnati Bengals is pictured before the NFL preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Paul Brown Stadium on August 20, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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    One of my biggest problems with Twitter is how it allows people to post the most mundane dribble. In that department, few people top Terrell Owens.

    Despite his flashy on-field persona complete with over-the-top celebrations, his Twitter page is humdrum and monotonous. 

    His repartee with friends is something that should be done through texts and phone calls. You know...human interaction.

    Instead he writes boring tidbits like, “@ The Buffalo Chop House! The food here is phenomenal!”, “gotta eat! Lol”, and about 10 tweets about his performance in Madden 11. 

    Maybe he's getting carpel tunnel from all this typing. After all, it would explain all those balls he drops.

8. Brandon Jennings

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10:  Jordan Farmar #1 of Los Angeles Lakers keeps the ball away from Brandon Jennings #3 of the Milwaukee Bucks during the game at Staples Center on January 10, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly ackno
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    Forget the fact he was fined $7500 for tweeting “during the game.” I can't blame a guy for not realizing that the game included the post game interviews.

    What I can blame him for is talking trash with some schmo pretending to be Jordan Farmar.

    The fake Farmar tweeted, “You started with the smack talking, and I ended it with the 2 threes. We even? Cool.” 

    He also wrote, “On a side note, Tyreke Evans really doing his thing. My pick for Rookie of the Year, no doubt. No one comes close.” 

    Brandon kept his cool saying, “nah i was just telling the homie how thirsty you are. That’s all. But I’m not going to make this a big thing.”

    He might not have wanted to make this a big thing, but when the media found out about this exchange, they certainly did.

7. Antonio Cromartie

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 27:  Antonio Cromartie #31 of the New York Jets is introduced before the game against the Washington Redskins  during their preseason game on August 27, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium  in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Ph
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    I logged onto Antonio Cromartie's Twitter page and his first post had be in stitches. “i love my wife.” 

    It's a lovely sentiment, but it loses its value when it comes from a man who has eight kids from six different women.

    In fact, four times on the first page he says he loves her. I've never been too fond of PDA, or in this case CDA (cyber displays of affection), especially when it comes from somebody who seems as inauthentic as Cromartie. 

    I've never been a fan of disingenuous people, so this rubs me the wrong way.

    Also, I know Cromartie likes interceptions, but might I also recommend contraceptions.

6. Chris Bosh

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 14:  Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat arrives at the 2010 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images for ESPY)
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    Before Chris Bosh was the third member of Miami Thrice, he was a member of the Toronto Raptors.

    His Twitter account listed his hometown as Toronto, and despite speculation on his free agency, people were unsure about whether Bosh would commit to the team that had drafted him. 

    Without saying a word, Bosh cleared that up for everybody. By changing his hometown from “Toronto” to “everywhere” is became clear to the basketball world that Bosh was not long for Canada. 

    While I can't blame Bosh for ditching our neighbors to the north, I can blame his methods.

    Man up and tell people you are leaving instead of tweeting. It's like breaking up with somebody via text message.

    Now Bosh is just like school in class.

5. Chad Ochocinco

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 25:  Professional football player Chad Ocho Cinco attends a screening of  'Kobe Doin' Work' during the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on April 25, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by Rob Loud/Getty Images
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    Chad Eight Five needs to stop tweeting, but not because I dislike his posts.

    One of the most entertaining figures in the NFL, Chad was fined $25,000 for posting during last week's pre-season game against the Eagles.

    With the copious amounts of fines the artist formerly known as Johnson has accrued already, maybe it's time to just deactivate the account and start saving money rather than giving it away. 

    As much as I enjoy the constant smack talk and humorous anecdotes Ochocinco provides, it is only a matter of time before he finds himself with another Twitter-related fine.

4. Charlie Villanueva

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    NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 21:  Charlie Villanueva #31 of the Milwaukee Bucks looks on against the New Orleans Hornets on January 21, 2008 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Hornets defeated the Bucks 106-92.    NOTE TO USER: User express
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    “In da locker room, snuck to post my twitt. We're playing the Celtics, tie ball game at da half. Coach wants more toughness. I gotta step up.” 

    I really wish I was making this up. Charlie V actually snuck away at halftime just to say coach wants more toughness. As much as I love a good basketball cliché, this pill is tough to swallow. 

    This was the first domino to fall as the league subsequently took measures to ban tweeting during the game (and as Brandon Jennings learned, the game apparently continues 45 minutes after the final horn).

    On the plus side? Villanueva did step it up, dropping 19 points in the game.

3. LeBron James

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    MIAMI - JULY 09:  LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat is introduced during a welcome party at American Airlines Arena on July 9, 2010 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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    The King seems to have a bad case of foot-in-mouth disease, and his Twitter account isn't helping.

    “Don't think for one min that I haven't been taking mental notes of everyone taking shots at me this summer. And I mean everyone!” 

    Well, I've taken shots at the King for the way he handled his exodus from Cleveland, and so have most other people. That long list includes Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley and a myriad of others. 

    James went from one of the most popular players in the game to one of the most loathed figures in sports. This man needs to stop antagonizing the public, and terminating his Twitter account would be a good start.

2. J.R. Smith

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    PHOENIX - APRIL 13:  J.R. Smith #5 of the Denver Nuggets puts up a shot during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on April 13, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Nuggets 123-101.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowled
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    Earl “J.R.” Smith is a clubhouse cancer. This is a 24-year old who averages 15 points per game, and is regarded as one of the best three-point shooters in the entire NBA. 

    In spite of that, word has it that the Nuggets are actively shopping the 6'6 swingman...and worse yet, they're finding no interested parties.

    Combine that with a recent altercation outside the Nuggets practice facility, and it's easy to see how J.R. Smith expressing his mind might not be the best idea. 

    His tweet, "I just Kame home. ... I kouldnt have done it with out yall," may seem innocent at first, but replacing C's with K's is an action associated with the Bloods.

    Because the Crips are their rival gang, they refuse to use the letter “C” in words. Or at least, that's the word on the street. 

    Yet even after this incident, Smith continues to prolifically tweet. J.R., wise up and ditch the account before your team ditches you.

1. Larry Johnson

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    ASHBURN, VA - JULY 29:  Running back Larry Johnson #27 of the Washington Redskins carries the ball during drills on the first day of training camp July 29, 2010 in Ashburn, Virginia.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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    How do you earn a $213,000 fine using Twitter? Just look at the curious case of Larry Johnson.

    Last season after a loss to the Chargers, LJ got into a heated debate on Twitter.

    Johnson started his rant by ripping his coach saying, “My father played for the coach from “rememeber the titans”. Our coach played golf. My father played for redskins briefley. Our coach. Nuthn.” 

    After this, a fellow Twitter user referenced an incident in which Johnson spit in the face of a female bar patron and pled guilty to disturbing the peace. Johnson retorted by calling the individual a homophobic slur.

    Did he stop there? Absolutely not. Johnson went on to write, “Make me regret it. Lmao. U don’t stop my checks. Lmao. So “tweet” away.”

    While Johnson is no longer a member of the Chiefs, he did somehow find employment with the Washington Redskins.

    Good luck 'Skins. Usually I stay away from 30 year old running backs with a 3.3 yards per carry average, an arrest record, and a hateful mentality. But that's just me.