Cathartic or damaging? Jimmy Kimmel Live
brings us the second NBA edition of “Mean Tweets,” in which basketball-playing subjects of Twitter criticism read aloud the nasty tweets putting them. Back in the good old days, NBA players could easily ignore fans’ scathing comments from the sonic distance of the stands. The Internet presents a whole new world of dissing men on the court.
Watch as Dwight Howard looks puzzled as he reads a tweet about his alleged panty-wearing habits, and Jeremy Lin mocks a hater’s spelling abilities. This video may remind mean tweeters of the luxury they have not to face these formidable men in person in order to spread their insults.