Ty Lawson soap opera on Twitter
Old 10-26-2011, 01:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I thought this was hillarious.

Ty Lawson is not enjoying his European stay - CBSSports.com

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It started innocently enough. Ty Lawson is whiling away the hours, conferin' with the flowers in Lithuania during the NBA lockout with a team called BC Zalgiris. But Lawson started tweeting on Tuesday that things aren't going swimmingly with the club.

I coulda sat home and played NBA 2k12 and got the same thing accomplished that we did in practice smh

via Ty Lawson (tylawson3) on Twitter.

OK, well, that's not a very nice thing to say about your coach/team, but no big deal. Except Lithuanian fans on Twitter didn't take too kindly to it. And things got personal. Quickly. Especially after Lawson said:

A lot of wack things happening

via Twitter / @TyLawson3: A lot of wack things happe ....


And then after a response from a particularly abusive fan of the team, saying he is "complaining:"

@pranas_balsys I would slap the shyt outta u if I seen u in person... I play hard every game

via Twitter / @TyLawson3: @pranas_balsys I would sla ....

Well, now. That's not very nice on either side's part.

Lawson then said he had "said what he had to say" and that he was done... but then the tweets kept a comin' from both sides.

funny thing.... i see all these lithuanian ppl starting to follow me..here comes the hate tweets.... in 3...2..1 lol..

via Twitter / @TyLawson3: funny thing.... i see all ....

And then it got worse. The replies to Lawson took on a decidedly racist turn. Which is always fun. And predictable. And sad.

this ridiculous... didnt kno racism still existed... might have to pack my bags

via Twitter / @TyLawson3: this ridiculous... didnt k ....

Ha, just kidding, he says!

lol..i aint gonna pack my bags.. life in a another country is crazy as u can tell... im a tough dude..aint gonna run away from a situation

via Twitter / @TyLawson3: lol..i aint gonna pack my ....

And finally, possibly my favorite tweet in all the world:

they call me chico baby.... if u gonna be racist dont forget about my mexican side

via Twitter / @TyLawson3: they call me chico baby... ....

Now that, friends, is how you troll the fanbase of your own team.

Lawson's facing abusive fans, but he would be facing abusive fans anywhere, including Denver, if he or the team struggled. One of the problems is that the players who are overseas aren't really committed to it. They know they're only there till the lockout ends. This isn't a career move, it's a part-time gig. That affects your outlook and the level of hassle you're willing to deal with. Like everything else with the lockout, it's complicated.

Complaining about practice on twitter?
Offering to "slap the shyt outta" your team's fan?
'Slightly' over the line imo.
Even if the fan says that you are out of shape or don't play hard or to "get the f out".

If i understand correctly, some tweets were also racist, but I can't be bothered to read them all... There are hundreds.

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Old 10-26-2011, 03:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ty Lawson is tough yo.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't know what the fans in Lithuania are like, but if they're even half as passionate/crazy as Greek bball fans Ty should be legitimately scared lol....

Shame about the racism though.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I wonder what were some of the racist tweets, never bothered to search through all those replies.

It's kind of popular to turn attention to racist fans after pissing them off by being a dick. The LeBron school.

But it's hard to judge without reading those thousands of tweets.
What I know is, never say you want to beat up a fan if you are a sports star. Ppl will react and say bad things about you.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Btw, Greeks are crazier than Lithuanians. Greek fans are genuinely crazy.
Lithuanian fans are just mostly drunk.

We are northerners, the temper is generally calm.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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NBA Star -- I'll Hump Kim K for a Championship!

We've been saying it for months -- but now an NBA star has finally recognized that hooking up with a Kardashian leads to championships ... and NBA star Ty Lawson wants to take one for the team.
The Denver Nuggets superstar rookie went to his Twitter page today and posted the following message, "I heard if u hit a kardashian i win a championship .. Kim k holla me!!! I need ya for 17 min."

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Old 10-31-2011, 08:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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the guy is precise though, 17 min?
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