The 2010-11 National Basketball Association season tips off with three games Tuesday night, and Twitter is ready to suit up, with Carolyn Penner from the social network’s communications department penning a blog post to remind users that all 30 NBA teams are on Twitter, along with several superstars. Penner wrote:
Now that the free-agency dust has settled and the first @NBA games are happening tonight, it’s time to see how the 2010-11 season will unfold. Will the #lebrondecision to join @chrisbosh and @dwadeofficial on the @MiamiHeat be the right one? Will the @Lakers repeat as world champions? While we don’t have those answers for you, we do have some tips on how to stay up-to-date on the last NBA news.
While the games will be happening offline, the conversations around the game and among players will be happening online on Twitter. Whether or not you can make it to the game, you can be part of the action. All 30 teams are on Twitter, as are many of the superstars in the league: @kingjames, @the_real_nash, @carmeloanthony, and @kdthunderup, among others.
With new Twitter, you can see embedded pictures and videos right on Twitter.com — giving you access to players that you couldn’t get even with courtside seats. You can get to know your favorite players better, discover new players, and get insight into their lives off the court. Take a look at @stephencurry30 of the @warriors sharing a picture of his teammate, or a photo of @amareisreal with one of his celebrity friends. Teams are also starting to host Tweet ups before games and often give away gear, tickets, or player meet-and-greets.
With Twitter, the water-cooler chatter about who’s an all-star and who’s a pretender can happen in real-time. Who will you follow this year?