2017 is nearly over, and athletes are taking to Twitter louder and harder than ever. It is a platform for sports’ true greats to voice their opinions, talk trash about other rivals, and staking their claim for why they are the best at what they do. Here are the top five sports tweets of 2017.
1. LeBron James Defends Steph Curry
After the Golden State Warriors won the NBA Championship, the team collectively refused to visit the White House despite receiving an invite from President Donald Trump. Swiftly after, Steph Curry and the Warriors were uninvited. However, LeBron was quick to defend his sports colleague and slam Trump in the process.
2. Tough Opposition For Connor
It was one of those tweets that some found genius, while others thought ultimately backfired on Connor McGregor. When the Irishman found out he was going to step into the ring with Floyd Mayweather Jr., he was quick to take to social and make a joke about it. He ended up posting an image of his opponent’s dad, Floyd Mayweather Sr.
3. Colin Kaepernick Gives Shout To Eminem
It’s a beautiful thing when athletes and musicians share tweets with one another. Take Colin Kaepernick, for example, who was quick to give a shout out to Eminem. The rapper had recently performed at the BET Hip-Hop Awards with a stinging cypher and in the process, gave a shout out to Colin.
4. John Cena Has iPhone X Issues
We’ve all been there. You get a new smartphone, and there’s bound to be something that you’re not too sure about, or maybe you need to go back to the store to seek some guidance. It looks like athletes also face the same problem. Exhibit A – John Cena. We’re still not sure if the wrestler unlocked his phone yet or not…
5. It’s All About The Numbers For Floyd
Mayweather vs. McGregor was the most talked about fight in recent memory. The duo were talking trash for a long time. But when all was said and done and the fight came to an end, Floyd only had one small detail to share. All it took was the numbers “50-0,” and every boxing fan knew exactly what he was talking about.