The start of the @NBA season is just moments away. Thanks to players keeping fans current via Twitter, the offseason went by in a flash. But the real action starts now with #OpeningNight tip off, and will continue throughout the season with Twitter as your court-side seat.
Here’s how you can use Twitter to keep up with all of the action on and off the basketball court:
- Use the NBA’s handy official Twitter list to follow your favorite teams in the league.
- Keep track of what fans around the world are tweeting and follow the #NBA hashtag.
- During each game, tweet using team-specific hashtags to join the conversation.
Not only can you use Twitter to talk about the game you’re watching — you can also use Twitter to vote for the games you want to watch. NBA TV (@NBATV) allows fans to vote for the Tuesday night matchup using #FanNightVote.
And this year, with NBA Pulse, the @NBA will help you keep up with this season’s best highlights, stats and moments. You’ll be able to see which players spark the highest volume of conversation on Twitter.
Taking Twitter contests to a new level, @NBAonTNT has made a Twitter-powered vending machine that will dispense prizes when fans tweet with #TNTPRIZE. Anything from apparel to tickets might be yours if you see the vending machines around New York and tweet using the hashtag.
During the offseason, players and teams brought us to practice, capturing their intense routines and drills in real time on Vine and Twitter. From California to China, players prepped hard to bring their A-game this season.
Buena sesión de gimnasio antes del entrenamiento de equipo. Good workout at the hotel gym before our team practice. pic.twitter.com/XMcuHV1GSo— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) October 17, 2013
In addition to perfecting their game in the offseason, NBA stars also volunteered, goofed off and enjoyed some downtime. Here’s a snapshot of what your favorite players have been up to, off the court:
Had a great time at the Food Bank Spurs Garden with Team Up Challenge students. pic.twitter.com/e4nBXWltg1— Tiago Splitter (@tiagosplitter) October 28, 2013
It turns out, you and NBA players have one big thing in common — being huge sports fans! During their time off the court, some of the NBA’s biggest stars spent time tweeting their support during big games in other leagues.
Helleva pass by Romo on that TD. Stuck it right between the corner and safety— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 27, 2013
Follow @TwitterSports to keep up with the action this season.