Brooklyn Nets: Spencer Dinwiddie’s Twitter account is helping us through NBA hiatus

Spencer Dinwiddie Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty images)
Spencer Dinwiddie Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty images) /

For those in desperate need of entertainment through this NBA hiatus, look no further than Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie’s Twitter account.

It may come as a surprise to some that, you know, athletes actually have personalities beyond the confines of standard press conferences that are basically practiced beforehand and recited verbatim—making them look robotic. In case you needed evidence of such, look no further than Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie’s personal Twitter account—which has been a haven for quality content for years, it’s just ramped up recently due to the NBA’s hiatus.

Most definitely the most active Net on the social media platform, Dinwiddie’s Twitter account has a little bit of everything. From serious propositions, as the case in his elaborate March-Madness style playoff format, to more lighthearted content such as his frequent jawing—in a friendly manner—at fellow colleagues.

Here are just a few examples of what you can expect if you hit that blue ‘follow’ button on Twitter.

If you’d like to know what a player on the team thinks a Brooklyn/New Jersey Nets all-time starting five would look like? Look no further.

He’s also just like us: susceptible to criticism on what’s perceived as an unfavorable take. No need to double down and stir up more drama, sometimes you have to make adjustments on the fly.

Let’s up the ante…how about an all-time starting five in league history? Again, Dinwiddie has you covered.

What’s become a trademark of his Twitter account is repeated subtle shade directed at others, or in some instances, entire organizations (here’s looking at you, Knicks). By no means is he malicious—it’s done in amicable fashion— but he does like to have his fun.

When someone mentioned that Draymond Green could guard Shaquille O’Neal—one of his admissions to his all-time starting five—he responded with the following:

Even though he didn’t add himself into his Nets’ all-time starting five make no doubt about, he knows what he’s capable of on the NBA hardwood. Every now and then you’ll see a slightly braggadocious tweet, but come on if you dropped 41 points against Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs, you’d watch your own highlights too.

Speaking of self-love, he did make sure to add himself into his all-time starting five in terms of favorite players. Because of course, he did.

With that roster, if you push out in transition, opponents are going to have to account for Dinwiddie hanging out beyond the perimeter. Don’t take my word for it, here it is straight from the horse’s mouth (I’m not entirely sure that makes sense in the context of a tweet, but you know what I mean).

Some people are struggling mightily with more time to themselves than they’re used to. They’re frantically looking for ways to pass the time, anxiously waiting for a return to societal normalcy. Not Spencer, he’s comfortable in isolation—on and off the court.

There aren’t many in the basketball spectrum that can call themselves social media aficionados outside of Spencer Dinwiddie. He’s all but mastered the game, such content should be expected from the 26-year-old. He knows that too; he’s put himself into a situation where he knows he must appease his loyal following, because if he didn’t…well just read the tweet for yourself.

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Never change, Spencer.