Jimmy Kimmel’s “Mean Tweets” have become a time-honored staple on his late-night show, and there’s no better time to revise the tradition than during the NBA Finals.
On Thursday night ahead of Game 1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers-Golden State Warriors rematch, Kimmel’s “Mean Tweets – NBA Edition #4” had some of the biggest names in basketball reading out some of the nastiest — and funniest — messages on social media.
Despite being the reigning MVP and heading into his second consecutive NBA Finals, Stephen Curry still looks like a kid, according to some social media critics.
“Have you ever been downloading something online and halfway through it just froze and couldn’t go anywhere? Think Steph Curry’s puberty,” the 28-year-old father of two read out with a smirk.
“I still have no idea how Jalen Rose has a job,” ESPN host and analyst Rose read (in fact, he has about three jobs). “He looks like he sells bootleg DVDs at the barbershop.”
Russell Westbrook clearly isn’t a “Star Wars” fan, as he was totally confused when one Twitter user said he looks like Jar Jar Binks. “I don’t know who that is but I’ll take your word for it,” the five-time NBA All-Star confessed.
Of course, Shaquille O’Neal had a smart ass comeback of his own when someone dared to insult him. “Shaq is a fat ass old man,” he read, adding, “Who your mother loves very dearly.”
Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Reggie Miller, Doc Rivers, DeAndre Jordan and Dikembe Mutombo are also subjected to “Mean Tweets.” Watch their reactions in the video above.
The NBA Finals are currently airing on ABC. “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” airs at 11:35 p.m., also on ABC.