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Steph Curry, other NBA players read supremely mean tweets on Jimmy Kimmel

Technically Incorrect: There's something so very human in the mean things people post on Twitter about the famous. NBA players suffer some doozies.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


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He has a girly name? Who wrote that? Someone from Cleveland? Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

To be insulted publicly is a badge of honor.

That's how it seems, at least, when it comes to the marketplace of ideas that is Twitter.

Some famous people even resort to retweeting the horrible things that unknown folk cast their way. For a while now, Jimmy Kimmel has invited famous people onto his show to read aloud some of the meanest Twitter messages about them.

To celebrate the beginning of the NBA Finals, he asked many of the most famous players to sit and declaim. It was a joy.

Sample: "GOOD BYE BLAKE GRIFFIN YOU SOFT GINGER HAIR COLORED LINDSEY LOHAN FRECKLED FACE TWO HEADED BITCH TAKE YA ASS HOME BITCH."

Griffin, of the LA Clippers, read this and was moved that the writer had dedicated only capital letters to his diatribe.

Magic Johnson was impressed that someone thought he had 73 teeth. The Trail Blazers' Wesley Matthews was, however, deeply hurt to be called a "fat f***." He insisted he's 6 percent body fat.

The Chicago Bulls' Jimmy Butler seemed bemused by the brotherly love tossed his way: "Jimmy Butler look so ugly bruh look like a face you put on a totem pole bruh lookin like a tiki mask bruh."

The Warriors' Draymond Green couldn't help but laugh at "Draymond Green looks like Donkey from Shrek." Oh, @nickb414, who wrote this. Draymond's people know where you live.

His teammate and current NBA MVP Stephen Curry is so innocent-looking (which, these days, he tries to obviate by posing and preening on court) that no one would want to insult him. Surely. Instead: "Imagine the damage Steph Curry would be doing in the NBA if he didn't have such a girly name."

Dear @Zcutler45 who used all your mental powers to concoct this gem, Steph Curry is also known as "The Baby-Faced Assassin." Just, you know, thought you'd like to be aware of that.

The only way to improve this Mean Tweets segment is to invite those who wrote the tweets to sit next to the stars as they read them.

Their faces, one can only hope, would say quite a lot.