5. LINDISPUTABLE LOGIC
Rockets point guard and Harvard grad Jeremy Lin put his economics degree to good use in explaining a disciplinary fine from the NBA:
While his math might be off when you take sales tax into account, it really puts the penalty into everyman terms.
4. TRANQUIL TYSON
Mike Tyson posted this image to Twitter in honor of Throwback Thursday:
It depicts Iron Mike in simpler times—before the ear-biting fiasco and the face tattoo—just relaxing at home with a ferocious man-eating tiger in a headlock, a soothing cup of chamomile tea surely somewhere offscreen.
3. SASSY SANDCASTLE
Our third tweet comes from the self-proclaimed “Next Rookie Sensation” of the NFL, Leon Sandcastle:
Sandcastle is the alter ego of former NFL star Deion “Primetime” Sanders, who has jokingly donned the disguise to prove that he can still compete in the league at the age of 45. His hashtag is true: cheetahs don’t stretch. That’s why any old cheetah you see in the Serengeti is spending like 75% of his pension on chiropractors.
2. DARING DIPLOMAT
Former Chicago Bulls star Dennis Rodman visited North Korea with some of the Harlem Globetrotters for a new documentary and had this to say about the recent political debates over North Korea’s nuclear tests:
Rodman told reporters that Kim Jong-Un was an “awesome guy,” stopping just short of calling Mussolini a “cool dude” or Attila the Hun a “sweet bro.”
1. MAMBA MALICE
For the second straight week, Kobe Bryant made his presence felt in the Top 5 Social Media Plays. After outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner and billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban mentioned that the Lakers could hypothetically cut Bryant next year to save themselves a lot of money, Bryant scored 38 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, dished out 7 assists, and blocked a shot against Cuban’s Mavericks, then tweeted the following:
If the NBA ever tracked comeback efficiency, Bryant’s two-word burn would top the list.
Kobe wins, so here’s a video in his honor:
Till next week.