Eastbay End-Of-Season Twitter Awards

Eastbay End-Of-Season Twitter Awards

Twitter Awards Story

With the 2018 playoffs finally tipping off, we thought we’d take a look back at some of our favorite plays and players of the regular season. But instead of giving you our MVP/6th Man/Coach of the Year picks, we decided to cover the stuff you really care about: random moments from throughout the season that blew up Twitter.

*Note: As any list like this should, we’ve got a lot of ridiculous plays, crazy dance moves, and a whole lot of Boban.

 

Best “LeBron Is Not Human” Moment

Honestly, this may have been the most heavily contested category. It seems there’s at least one moment every game where The King does something so ridiculous that you can only shake your head in disbelief. We decided to roll with his behind-the-back dribble that snuck between his teammate’s legs while two Philadelphia defenders looked on in shock. But if you have others in mind, we don’t blame you — there’s a lot.

 

Best Dance Moves By An MVP Candidate

James Harden has been cooking on the court all season long and is probably on his way to a well-deserved MVP award. But you know all about his sick handles, insane shooting, and otherworldly passing — what you may not know is: he’s got some dance moves too.

 

Best Man Amongst Boys Moment

Welcome to the land of the giants. NBA players are freakish athletes and, usually, pretty tall, but Boban Marjanović may be in a league of his own. The 7’3” center is so tall and long that he dunked it … by barely moving. It looked like an average-sized adult playing with his childhood Nerf hoop. But Boban’s the real GOAT. We should do a whole awards post dedicated specifically to him. In fact …

 

Best Boban Moment

James Harden. I see your MVP dance moves and offer up a challenger – Boban. The big man has moves of his own. The only thing that matches his massive frame is his equally huge personality. It’s easy to see why the gentle giant has become a fan and teammate favorite in Los Angeles since being traded there mid-season.

 

Best ‘Wait, What!?’ Moment

Poor Tim Hardaway Jr… The 6’6” New York guard was the only player to get back on defense during a fast break. His reward? Getting literally jumped over by a 7’ Freak and being immortalized in a famous poster until the end of time.

 

Best Last Man Off The Bench

He may have never signed a contract or scored a point during a game, but he has participated in pre-game warmups with Anthony Davis and Boogie Cousins. Random New Orleans fan is our 2018 hoops hero of the year.

https://twitter.com/SInow/status/958042574404534272

 

Best All-Star Game Moment

Defense at the All-Star Game!? Actually … yes. Thanks to the new format, this year’s game was much more competitive than previous years and ended with two of the game’s biggest stars, LeBron James and Kevin Durant, shutting down another of the game’s best, Stephen Curry.

 


Those were some of our favorite moments — were there any we missed? Let us know in the comments.

Athletes Pay Tribute To Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Athletes Pay Tribute To Martin Luther King Jr. Day

It is impossible to overstate the impact Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made on modern society. The civil rights leader was a champion for racial equality and social justice, and his words and actions have inspired and will continue to inspire millions of individuals throughout the world. His reach has extended into sports, where athletes from all backgrounds have felt his impact. So with January 15th, Martin Luther King Jr. Day finally here, we took a look at the various ways that players paid tribute to the icon. Here are some of the highlights.

*We’ll be updating this all day with posts from athletes so make sure to check back later.

 


 

The NBA Players Association asked players how they would finish Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream speech.

 


 

Minnesota big man Karl-Anthony Towns and Los Angeles sharpshooter Kyle Kuzma laced up in special pair of shoes that honored the civil rights leader.

 


 

Miami’s Udonis Haslem and New York’s Willy Hernangomez are a couple of the many pro athletes who took to Twitter on #MLKDAY.

 


 

Martin Luther King Jr. inspired many of the biggest athletes in the world, including LeBron James, J.J. Watt, and Carson Wentz.

 


 

Plenty of sports team accounts, like Duke Basketball and N.C. State Football, also posted about the inspirational hero.

 


 

Eastbay wishes you a happy Martin Luther King Day and hopes that his powerful words can inspire you the same way that they have inspired athletes everywhere.