Tweet of the Day: Players React to Selection of All-Star Reserves

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2014 NBA All-Star Game LogoFinally.

After much anticipation, and to some chagrin, the NBA’s coaches have submitted their list of reserves for the forthcoming 2014 NBA All-Star game in New Orleans, LA.

Many of the All-Star reserve selections are expected, though there were a few selections (and snubs) that were unconventional, though deserving.

In the Eastern Conference, Chris Bosh [Miami Heat], DeMar DeRozan [Toronto Raptors], Paul Millsap [Atlanta Hawks], John Wall [Washington Wizards], Joe Johnson [Brooklyn Nets], Roy Hibbert [Indiana Pacers] and Joakim Noah [Chicago Bulls] all join the team as reserves.

Out west, Dirk Nowitzki [Dallas Mavericks], LaMarcus Aldridge [Portland Trail Blazers], James Harden [Houston Rockets], Dwight Howard [Houston], Damian Lillard [Portland], Tony Parker [San Antonio Spurs] and Chris Paul [Los Angeles Clippers] are all joining the Western Conference roster.

This year marks the first time Millsap, DeRozan, Wall and Lillard have been selected to the NBA All-Star game in their respective careers.

With the announcement of the All-Star Reserves Thursday evening, many players took to Twitter to voice their appreciation, congratulations and displeasure with the selections.

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Tweet of the Night: Rudy Gobert gives a sarcastic shoutout to Lakers fans in Utah

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The Los Angeles Lakers may be one of the most depleted teams in the league, but they still have plenty of fans scattered around the league. This is evident when they are on the road – there are almost always sections of Lakers fans in purple and gold, cheering them on.

On Friday, seldom-used rookie Rudy Gobert apparently heard some of those cheers for the Lakers at EnergySolutions Arena and had this to say after the contest:

That’s a great touch of sarcasm with the sad smiley face at the end of the tweet, given that his team managed to beat the Lakers 105-103 on a fantastic putback dunk by Derrick Favors.

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James Park is the chief blogger of Sheridan Hoops. You can find him on twitter @SheridanBlog.

Tweet of the Day: NBA, Players Remember Nelson Mandela

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Many amazing men have walked the earth having had a profound impact on the world with their lives. Men like Mahatma Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr.. Their deaths were monumental and the cause of grief to many.

Former South African President Nelson Mandela died Thursday at the age of 95.

Mandela was instrumental in bringing about the end of Apartheid (racial segregation) and ushering in an era of ethnic equality in South African politics. His efforts earned him the Nobel Peace Prize.

Addressing his passing, United States President Barack Obama spoke to the press from the White House.

He achieved more than could be expected of any man. Today he’s gone home, and we’ve lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth.”

PODCAST: Winless and Hapless, Jazz Now a Targeted Team

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goose eggIt is never a good thing to have a zero in your record at this point of the NBA season — unless, of course, that zero is in the loss column.

For the Utah Jazz, that goose egg is in the win column — and nobody wants to be the first team to lose to them.

So as tough as things have already been, they are about to get tougher for Tyrone Corbin’s young team.

That topic, and plenty more from around the league, discussed in this podcast with Gordon Monson and Spence Checketts of “the Big Show” on 1280AM in Salt Lake City.

Tweet of the Night: NBA Players Are Getting Into The Halloween Spirit

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Whether by mere coincidence or divine providence, the start of the NBA season and Halloween coincide, with tip-off just two days before trick-or-treaters terrorize neighborhoods across the US.

That being said, whether for a party, at a party or in preparation for spooky festivities, many NBA athletes took to social media to display costumes—of others or their own.