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#pounditTuesday, November 28, 2023

Roger Mason Tweets Then Deletes ‘Looking Like a Season’ After NBA Talks

Tweeting has obviously become popular among athletes over the past couple of years.  Most tweets are harmless and can help with marketing and promotion, but then there is the growing phenomenon of tweeting and deleting.  In a technological era where we have applications like TweetDeck at our disposal, why even bother deleting a tweet?  Someone is going to see it and share it with everyone.

Which brings us to the NBA lockout.  Before Wednesday it appeared talks between the owners and NBA Players Association were going nowhere.  The outlook has been even more grim than that of the NFL lockout when it began, and certain players have even said they were willing to sit out the entire season if needed.  Then there was this tweet from NBA Players Association vice president Roger Mason Jr. after the two sides met yesterday:

It wasn’t long before Mason deleted the tweet and took the Paul Pierce approach, claiming his account was hacked.  As’s Royce Young pointed out, it’s possible Mason meant to direct message it to someone — especially when taking the “How u” into consideration.  Either way, it is tough to imagine his account was hacked.  If you had the means to hack an athletes account I would hope you could come up with something better than “looking like a season.”

The most likely scenario is that Mason slipped.  Perhaps Clipper fan Darrell will not have to spend as many nights outside the Staples Center as we originally thought.


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