The World’s Most Famous Athletes Tweeted Highly Offensive Things Before Twitter Went Mainstream

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There’s nothing I love more than unfiltered opinions from pro athletes, which are a rarity these days. The PR-shielded world of professional sports gets extremely mundane, so it’s refreshing when athletes give their actual opinions on things, or say things that are just hilariously awful. Basically I miss Joe Namath.

You can imagine my delight when an enterprising Redditor by the name of /u/JewishDoggy (fantastic) posted an album of tweets from NBA players from before Twitter was a social media behemoth, that are SOMEHOW still up. The man took a deep dive, and came up with pure gold.

Behold:

Kevin Durant on his education.

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Kevin Durant on his weird relationship with Westbrook.

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Kevin Durant on his disdain for Lil B. This goes on for many tweets, and led to what many refer to as the “Curse of the Based God,” which some believe is responsible for the Thunder’s inability to win a championship, as well as his injury this season.

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Kevin Durant on his love of cocoa butter.

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Evan Turner’s nuanced thoughts on Nowitzki’s new girlfriend.

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Nick Collison’s judicious spending of his money.

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Paul George going off on his Fresno State teammates.

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My favorite one-liner by far, Marreese Speights sharing his opinion on the commish.

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Damian Lillard going OFF on LeBron for his performance in the 2011 Playoffs. It reads like a slow descent into madness.

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That’s maybe half of the hilarity encased in this album. Thank God “JewishDoggy” took screen caps, because there’s no way in hell most of these tweets are still live by tomorrow.

CHECK OUT THE FULL ALBUM HERE

Sterling Cooper is a contributing writer for Total Frat Move and Post Grad Problems. He has never understood why people like sand, and has been in a bitter ten year rivalry with Muggsy Bogues, for reasons neither of them choose to reveal.

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