The NBA Free Agency period is one of the most exciting times of the year in the sports world, and it hasn’t disappointed in its first two days yet. In the modern day world, Twitter has become a hub for news, live updates, and analysis on some of the biggest stories going on in sports, and it shows how just 140 characters (or less) can tell a story worth over $150 million. To prove it, here’s the first two days of NBA Free Agency recapped in a few tweets.
Al Horford signed with the Boston Celtics:
Celtic Pride!!!!!! 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀
— Al Horford (@Al_Horford) July 2, 2016
Kevin Durant has been courted in pitch meetings by some of the biggest teams in the league, but the Celtics pulled out the big guns. They signed Horford to go alongside Isaiah Thomas, and even brought in another huge star to convince the superstar: Tom Brady. It seems like this was a solid strategy, according to this almost five-year-old tweet:
Man Tom Brady is like a perfect QB…seems like he never makes any mistakes
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) September 12, 2011
The NBA has seen six of the seven biggest contracts in league history, blowing Tweeters’ minds who don’t understand the economy at all and how value changes over time:
Crazy Stat of Day: 6 of the 7 largest contracts in NBA history (total value) begin next season. pic.twitter.com/m7UAP19kHU
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 2, 2016
1 day into NBA free agency, there has been 27 reported signings for a total spend of more than $1.7 billion.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 2, 2016
we gotta get ppl to take principles of econ and actually study, man. nba free agency brings out all the stupid.
— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) July 2, 2016
The contracts also blew people’s minds for how they surpassed a modern-day superstar: Steph Curry. Some small-name role players will make more money next season than the Chef, including Timofey Mozgov and Evan Turner to name a few:
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) July 1, 2016
The contracts also left other sports stars jealous, and made some rethink their career choices:
Looks like I chose the wrong sport 🤑🤑😂#nbafreeagency
— Emmanuel Sanders (@ESanders_10) July 1, 2016
— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) July 1, 2016
And finally, Blake Griffin nailed it right on the head with this joke. Excuse me while I go change my legal name and update my resume…
the fact that nobody has legally changed their name to “sources” and taken credit for every breaking sports story is insane.
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) July 1, 2016