The Most Hilarious Sports Tweets of All Time
Some of the best debates in sports are taking place on social media right now. By the same token, some of the worst debates are happening there, too.
Depending on your perspective, the advent of social media has brought out the best or worst from fans, journalists and athletes.
But what's undeniable is how social media has changed sports and the world. At the forefront of that shift is Twitter, which is over a decade old, if you can believe that.
Here are some of the hottest takes and funniest sports tweets in Twitter history.
There's Just BT and AT: Before Twitter and After Twitter
Twitter was created in 2006, but the social network still was pretty new to the public consciousness when Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva sent this "twitt" at halftime of a tied game in 2009.
The message led to NBA-wide restrictions on Twitter usage and a closer eye on social media overall.
But Villanueva truly was a pioneer, giving fans an inside look at the game. To top it off, Villanueva ended up leading the Bucks to a victory in the second half of this game.
Funny, Sad and True
Sports, by and large, are still a boy's club. Gains have been made, but there's still a long way to go.
Burr-Hamilton: The Sequel
United States politicians Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton challenged each other to an infamous duel in 1804 that led to Hamilton's death.
Over 200 years later, Chicago White Sox prospects Ryan Burr and Ian Hamilton brought this rivalry to the baseball diamond.
King vs. President
Championship teams visiting the White House has become a hot-button topic since Donald Trump was elected U.S. president.
After the Golden State Warriors declined to visit, LeBron James chimed in to support Steph Curry and company.
Call Me, Maybe?
Jaromir Jagr is a true hockey legend, second only to Wayne Gretzky in all-time points in NHL history.
But in any sport, a 45-year-old free agent is not going to receive too many calls.
The Age of Social Media
Social media has been a game changer for athlete-fan interactions. But Kevin Durant brought that interaction to a new level when it was discovered that he was using anonymous handles, or burner accounts, to defend himself online from haters.
The irrepressible Joel Embiid couldn't help himself.
Baker Mayfield: Confident or Cocky?
Baker Mayfield's detractors ding him for his cockiness. Copying Brett Favre's draft day picture certainly won't change their minds.
That said, Mayfield's supporters consider his confidence a supreme asset.
'You're Not Shooting a Porno, Right?'
Poor Florida. The Olympic figure skater turned NBC Sports personality takes a dig at the Sunshine State.
Greatest of Naw Time
A sarcastic take on crowning Tom Brady as the greatest ever.
Steph or KD?
Would you pick Steph Curry or Kevin Durant in a game of horse? Seven years after this Durant tweet, the now teammates kind of answered the question in a game of pig.
Nike's Newest Slogan?
Something to think about when you're enjoying some bacon and eggs and bottomless mimosas at brunch.
The Tweet That Keeps on Giving
Kevin Durant probably regrets tweeting this out in 2010, in more innocent times as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Since Durant joined the Golden State Warriors super team in 2016, this tweet has been the go-to commentary any time a free-agent superstar heads for greener pastures.
What's the Greater Athletic Achievement?
Nathan Chen took a bronze at the 2018 Winter Olympics, but more importantly, he inspired his fellow Asian-Americans to new heights.
When the Iowa State Cyclones and West Virginia Mountaineers were in their respective locker rooms, instead of just a marching band, fans also were greeted by a herd of dinosaurs.
One is 7-foot-3. The other is 4-foot-11. I'll let you guess who's who.
Hotter Than the Sun Takes
Twenty-four-hour sports channels mean 24 hours of takes. Some of the takes reach farther than others.
There's a Lesson To Be Learned Here
One of the most popular sports media personalities in the business showed what he's all about.
Skip's Hottest Take?
Speaking of hot takes, this Skip Bayless tweet has aged ... poorly. LeBron James has more NBA Finals appearances (9) than Johnny Manziel has NFL starts (8).
At last sight, Manziel was toiling in the Canadian Football League.
Hand of Dog
In World Cup play, Argentina has the "Hand of God" goal. Not to be outdone, third division Argentinian soccer provided us the "Hand of Dog" save.
If You're Not Cheating, You're Not Trying
Ethiopians Yomif Kejelcha and Selemon Barega were running one-two in a 5,000-meter race in Lausanne, Switzerland, until Kejelcha stumbled and tried to pull Barega's shorts down in the process.
This action allowed Birhanu Balew from Bahrain to short Ethiopia of a sure victory.
Athlete vs. Time
The reality of retirement hits many athletes hard. Three-time All-Star pitcher Dan Haren was able to spin it in his typically hilarious fashion.
Who's the Greatest?
Tom Brady was celebrated as the greatest quarterback of all time after his sixth Super Bowl victory. That's also the same number of championships Michael Jordan has.
This hilarious fake image recalls Jordan's legendary competitiveness.
Noodle Racing Should Be an Olympic Sport
We have not seen this level of domination since "Air Bud: Golden Receiver."
Wherever LeBron James is at, he's familiar with needing more help from his teammates.
Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick takes aim at his 5-foot-6 teammate Jose Altuve.
It's all in good fun — no one can deny the 2017 American League MVP's giant game.
Move Over, Kim Kardashian
Gritty, the Philadelphia Flyers' googly-eyed mascot "broke the internet" with his own impressive posterior.
Brazilian superstar Neymar's flopping reached comic heights in the World Cup — and around the world — in this tweet.
Neymar's act didn't change anybody's opinion about soccer and flopping.
What's Weed Got to Do With It?
In a country where the drug is becoming legalized in more and more places, Le'Veon Bell jokes about the NFL's antiquated anti-marijuana policy.
Don't feel bad, Ted Cruz. Most basketball fans have about a three-inch vertical.
However, unlike the Texas state senator, most basketball fans don't have their "highlights" spliced with Drake's "Jumpman."
It's Better Than Playing in an Empty Stadium
Do fans matter? Probably not as much as they think.
The Ol' Hidden Basketball Trick
It's true. I watched this on "Drunk Basketball History."
This Has Happened to All of Us
During a Texas Rangers-Arizona Diamondbacks game, a dust storm known as a haboob knocked out the power at Chase Field.
Thanks to autocorrect, ESPN reporter Pedro Gomez's iPhone reported instead about some monkeying around in Phoenix.
At Least It's Not Nickelback?
This tweet would be funnier if Kirk Cousins was kidding. He wasn't.
Bust ... or Haunted?
Markelle Fultz, the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft, has been beset by injury, shooting woes, poor production and some supernatural possession.
Good Thing It's a Movie
Hopefully, some bright coach draws up an "Air Bud" play one day.
Nashville Predators fan Sydney Sanders learned the hard way to always double-check the schedule before booking tickets.
When failure leads to success.
We're All Going to Die ¯\_(?)_/¯