Social Recap: #NBAMusicians & #NBASitcoms
by Julie Phayer
UPDATE: After the "success" of #NBAMusicians, another #HashtagGame broke out amongst the league. Enjoy.
What happens when you mix the offseason, NBA Twitter, and a bunch of puns? You get #NBAMusicians.
It all started on the evening of Tuesday, July 22 with a silly Jamiroquai pun. A few hours and hundreds of tweets later, it’s a national trending topic. More than 14,000 #NBAMusicians tweets have been sent over the past 16 hours.
And you know we couldn’t resist getting in on the action:
Draymond Green Day #NBAMusicians— Golden St. Warriors (@warriors) July 23, 2014
Mac Dre Iguodala #NBAMusicians— Golden St. Warriors (@warriors) July 23, 2014
#DubNation, the creative geniuses that they are, joined in and gave us a few gems.
David Lee Roth #NBAMusicians— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) July 23, 2014
But perhaps the best part of the evening was seeing our friends from NBA Twitter embrace the puns.
Ben McLemore Folds Five #NBAMusicians— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) July 23, 2014
Sugar Ray McCallum #NBAMusicians— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) July 23, 2014
Big Baby Face #NBAMusicians— Los Angeles Clippers (@LAClippers) July 23, 2014
Nate Dogg Robinson. #NBAMusicians— Denver Nuggets (@denvernuggets) July 23, 2014
We'll get in on #NBAMusicians, too: Dr. Dre Drummond KCP and the Sunshine Band D.J. Jazzy Augustin Josh Aero-Smith Rich Homie Caron— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) July 23, 2014
And just when you thought the madness was over, the Suns dropped #NBASitcoms on us.
3rd Rock from the Suns #NBASitcoms— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) July 24, 2014
Boy Meeks World #NBASitcoms— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) July 24, 2014
30 minutes later, #NBASitcoms was a trending topic in the United States. Over 10,000 #NBASitcoms tweets have been sent since the tweets first began Thursday (July 24) morning.
This only inspired more NBA teams to join in on the fun.
Knight Court #NBASitcoms— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) July 24, 2014
Good times, Twitter.
And thanks to the Wizards, we now know what's in store for the next NBA #HashtagGame.
View the entire #NBAMusicians and #NBASitcoms recap on our Storify.