Tweet of the Day: Roger Mason

The past 24 hours have been busy for NBA athletes on Twitter.

Many are still talking about Jack Taylor’s 138 point performance yesterday. A lot of players are doing their usual pre-game Twitter hype, getting psyched up for a busy night of games 14 games in total, which is to say that only two teams have the night off.

Yet, lost in all of the chatter, New Orleans Hornets guard Roger Mason Jr. sent out a heartfelt tweet regarding something going on overseas: war.

"@: Cease-fire reached in Gaza conflict - expected to begin at 2 p.m. ET:" Thank God! #prayingforpeace #waronterror
Roger Mason Jr

Israel started their offensive eight days ago and the violence has since resulted in nearly 150 deaths.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr announced the cease-fire in a joint news conference.

Things seem to be good, with a cease-fire announced, but there is still much unrest. Khaled Meshaal, a Hamas political leader issued these remarks.

“Their attempts backfired against them. They wanted to destroy the infrastructure of the resistance of Hamas. They claim they have done so, and they have not. They are bankrupt.

“This is their accomplishment [referring to destroyed buildings]. They have nothing else to show. And our rockets continued to strike them until the last minute.”

Not exactly a vote of confidence for peace.

Sometimes the most that we can do, as individuals far removed from the terrors of war, is also the best that we can do: pray—just as Mason is doing.


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Michael Brumagin is the “Tweet of the Day” columnist for Sheridan Hoops and a sports correspondent for Bleacher Report.  You can follow him on Twitter.

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