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The long NBA basketball season has come and gone for another year, and, appropriately, the NBA Finals came down to the wire, with the Miami Heat beating the San Antonio Spurs 4-3 in the best-of-seven series to secure their second-consecutive NBA Championship.
Overall, more than 26.7 million tweets were sent throughout the Finals, with game seven alone generating 7.4 million tweets, peaking at a heady 150,000 tweets per minute (TPS).
If you’re all about basketball, Twitter is the place for you. According to Twitter, there are over 400 players on Twitter, representing nearly 90% of the NBA.
But wait, we said NCAA not NBA! Yes, don’t worry – Twitter has those teams too. And they’ve made following all of them easy.
It must be tough being a high-profile person and keeping your family out of the limelight (or the tweet light, if talking about Twitter’s CEO, Dick Costolo. Which we are.).
But with the perks, comes those ooh’ing and ahh’ing about them in envy.
And when you have a famous basketball player land a slam dunk after jumping over your kid’s head, what do you expect?
You can chat live tonight with Chauncey Billups, Guard for the LA Clippers during halftime of the San Antonio #Spurs versus the Oklahoma City #Thunder. It’s a big game for both sides: A ‘must win’ for the Thunder and a chance to continue a ridiculous winning streak (20 games so far) for the Spurs.
The live chat is part of a video series from American Express, called Inside the Dream, focusing on Team USA and highlighting extraordinary moments in USA Basketball.
In what is becoming a Twitter trend, another famous person is taking over a sports establishment’s Twitter stream to cover a game.
Last week we told you about Alyssa Milano taking over the National Hockey League’s handle for the night to cover the LA Kings game against the Phoenix Coyotes. She’s a big fan of the Kings.
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