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Shaq gives OK to NBA's new Twitter policy


Posted Oct 1 2009 4:17PM

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) -- Shaquille O'Neal agrees with the NBA's Twitter rule.

The Cleveland Cavaliers center, one of the league's Twitter enthusiasts, said Thursday he likes commissioner David Stern's new rule that bans NBA players from using Twitter during games.

"I think that rule was applied to those who use it irresponsibly, but I don't really tweet during games anyway," O'Neal said. "There were a lot of uncalled-for situations this summer, guys doing things that really aren't good for themselves or the NBA brand. I think that rule was more suited toward them. I've always done things above board."

Charlie Villanueva, then with the Milwaukee Bucks, created a stir last season when he sent a message on his Twitter account at halftime of a game.

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