10 Most Ridiculous Twitter Responses to LeBron’s ‘Decision’
The 10 most inane, misspelled and obnoxious celebrity Twitter responses to the LeBron James news
Hunter Walker | July 9, 2010 @ 12:29 PM
Last Updated: July 9, 2010 @ 5:27 PM
ESPN's live broadcast of the LeBron James announcement about his NBA future provoked a massive response on Twitter. Many of the most ridiculous, inane and typo-riddled LeBron-inspired Tweets came from some pretty famous folks.
Here's our list of the top 10 silliest responses to James' decision to play in Miami from our friends in the worlds of media, movies, TV and music.
1) "ANERICA'S NEW MOST HATED TEAM"
MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann rushed to the internet to proclaim his distaste for LeBron and the Miami Heat. In fact, Olbermann ran to Twitter so quickly that his message was a misspelled mess.
2) BONNIE FULLER'S WATERGATE MOMENT
News of LeBron's decision broke on ESPN and Newsday. That didn't stop former US Weekly editor Bonnie Fuller from taking credit for the scoop for her website Hollywoodlife.com.
3) HODA KOTB REPORTING LIVE
"Today Show" host Hoda Kotb started incessantly tweeting in the leadup to the decision. She sent out 11 rapid-fire updates in less than 10 minutes immediately prior to LeBron's announcement.
Kotb's LeBron livestream contained completely useless observations like "ohhhkayyyyyyyy … still waiting" and "ok..i dont even care that much." By the end of the night, it was easy to see why NBC News uses her for the fourth hour of "The Today Show" rather than the White House press pool.
4) "CLEVLAND" STEAMER
Immediately prior to LeBron's announcement, actor Ashton Kutcher predicted the NBA star would stay in "Clevland." A few moments later Kutcher said it would be Miami.
Once his second "prediction" came true, Kutcher went into full d-bag mode, mocking the heartbroken Cleveland Cavaliers fans who just watched their basketball star ditch them for South Beach. Kutcher joked about how he expected the Cavs to "win 3 games next year" and made sarcastic references to the pitiful Cleveland Browns football team.
5) DAVE WEIGEL'S SOUR GRAPES
Washington Post writer Dave Weigel lost his job in June after reporters got their hands on emails he wrote saying "this would be a vastly better world" if conservative blogger Matt Drudge "set himself on fire." Weigel was hired by MSNBC after he got the ax, but he's clearly still bitter.
6) DIDDY KNOWS THE TRUTH
News that LeBron would go to Miami started leaking out as early as Wednesday night. In the hours before the special. Apparently, rapper P. Diddy didn't get the memo.
In the hour leading up to LeBron's announcement, Diddy wrote, "Lebron will sign with the knicks!" despite the widespread reports the NBA player was headed to Miami. Diddy should definitely stick to music and stay out of the prediction business.
Teen pop idol Justin Bieber was apparently flummoxed by LeBron's announcement and turned to Twitter for guidance. If you don't know what you think about something, there's probably no need for you to write about it on the internet.
10) SNOOKI CANNOT BE BOTHERED
"Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi wasn't about to let LeBron James interfere with her bad taste in movies. Instead of watching the LeBron decision special, Snooki enjoyed one of her "favorite movies ever"– 1996 Helen Hunt tornado flick "Twister."