— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) August 26, 2012
There is a joke in there, let’s just say that.
But there is something going on here in social media news, with another player taking to Twitter today to chat with fans. This afternoon, (nighttime in Germany) it was Dirk Nowitzki, who answered a string of questions from his tweeps about his favorite movie (“Braveheart”), his favorite color (blue or green), dogs or cats (dogs) and “What did you do with your first paycheck?” (“Put it in the bank.”)
Earlier today, in the pre-dawn hours when LeBron James could not get any sleep, he did the same thing — taking to twitter and taking questions from his tweeps.
And this comes after Dwight Howard ended his 127-day absence from Twitter with a photo, presumably from his new $20 million L.A. crib.
We have seen the dark side and the viral-yet-inappropriate side of Twitter-fan interaction through Amar’e Stoudemire’s “fag” tweet and J.R. Smith’s booty tweet (Tahiry alert! Tahiry alert!), but it now seems a trend is brewing in which the league’s more high-profile stars chat publicly with the public.
Who’s got next?