The NBA started a Twitter account recently — @NBA_Labor — in an effort to combat what they deem as misinformation about the current labor negotiations. The account only has tweeted four times — once to Henry Abbott of TrueHoop, once to Nate Jones (who is KD’s social media guru), once to The Sporting News and once to Nazr Mohammed and Charlie Villanueva.
Mohammed, who has been a very strong and opinionated voice for the players during this labor issue, didn’t really like what he called “harassment” coming at him from the league over this.
So what happened? Basically, the NBA Labor feed was trying to correct something Charlie Villanueva tweeted about the lockout (something about the real BRI being 46 or 47 percent after expenses), but included Mohammed in it and then the NBA’s account, which has some three million followers, retweeted it. For what reason? I don’t know. But as Tom Ziller said, that proved to be a mistake.
Don’t mess with Nazr. In the paint, or on Twitter.