Thursdays on Twitter are typically when everyone posts pictures from something from their past. The trend is called “Throwback Thursday” or “#TBT.”
NBA athletes are not excluded from participation, as many often post old photographs, sometimes from their childhood, high school or college. Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, who is said to be joining the Cleveland Cavaliers as soon as Andrew Wiggins is eligible to be traded on August 23rd, posted a photo from his high school days.
Just prior to the big Team USA shakeup — you know, the one where reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant withdrew from participating in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, center Anthony Davis posted an inspiring photo from a 2012 exhibition game versus the Dominican Republic prior to the London Summer Olympics.
— Anthony Davis (@AntDavis23) August 7, 2014
Davis didn’t just get “knocked down,” he was fouled on a made three-pointer, stretching an already absurd 50-point lead to 54 after the ensuing free throw.
While the good feels — the sense of brotherhood, camaraderie and friendship — give the Twitter post a great deal of sentimental value, it is unlikely that it will have any sway over Durant, as he stressed that he needs to recover from both “physical and mental fatigue” from the past season and his many other responsibilities.
Meanwhile, Davis and the rest of the team now move on without both Paul George, who suffered a gruesome leg injury less than a week ago, and Durant.
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