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The 68th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA) kicked off last night with Magic-Pacers, Clippers-Lakers, and Bulls-Heat matchups.
If you take your pro sports with a side of Twitter, you were probably following the #OpeningNight trending hashtag.
But there’s a lot more where that came from. For the lowdown on how to keep up with the 2013-2014 NBA season, keep reading.
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).
Twitter Brings You The NBA Playoffs: Support Your Team, Customize Your Profile And Help #BeatTheLakers
With the NBA playoffs due to start this Saturday, April 16, there’s a new post on the official Twitter blog which details all the resources for basketball fans, and both veterans and rookies should be satisfied.
Fake Celebrity Accounts That Twitter Doesn't Seem To Care About #23 – Michael Jordan (@michaeljordan)
UPDATE: The @michaeljordan account has now been suspended. Well done @Twitter – only took you about six months to notice.
Twitter has a strange, hot-and-cold policy to the suspension of what they refer to as ‘impersonator’ accounts, and which the rest of the world refers to as fakes.
You may recall the suspension of the Christopher Walken spoof account in March 2009. At the time, the profile was nearing 100,000 fans, which was a big deal a year ago, and was enormously popular, picking up a ton of retweets and mentions and also getting some attention in the mainstream press. However, the parody breached Twitter’s TOS regarding impersonation and was removed with no warning or fanfare, at least not from Twitter themselves.
That’s fine – that’s their rule, after all – but the problem is, much like anything else that falls under official Twitter policy, they seem to thrive on an attitude of ‘one rule for one’.
The (clearly) fake Michael Jordan account is a prime example. I mean, it’s a hoot, but it’s not real, and yet Twitter seems not to care about it one little bit.
Not only does that account have almost 75,000 followers, but it’s got the right username, too – @michaeljordan – and I can’t begin to imagine why Michael Jordan himself doesn’t do something about it. Or, for that matter, any of the many other representatives of the multi-billion dollar franchise that Jordan’s name represents.