Twitter lets you peek in on the conversations you might not otherwise be privy to. Athletes watching a top sporting event, stars celebrating their own at an awards show, or an entirely unexpected interaction between well-moneyed men.
This week we wanted to share with you a few of the real-time conversations that some well-known folks have had about major events in their worlds. Not just a delightfully unexpected interaction between a rapper and a businessman, but also basketball stars, country musicians and baseball players.
Just a few weeks ago was this great, brief little dialogue between rapper Drake and Texas energy man T. Boone Pickens. In years past, had these two ever even crossed paths, we would have been extremely lucky to read about it in a Tom Wolfe essay. More likely, we’d never hear about it all. Today, on Twitter, their conversation is not only enabled, but shared with millions in real time.
The first billion is a helluva lot harder RT @ Drake: The first million is the hardest.
— T. Boone Pickens ( @boonepickens) May 31, 2012
The NBA Finals
As the Thunder and the Heat duke it out on the court, they’re encouraged on Twitter by athletes from across a wide range of sports — including by two NFL players who share a pro-Heat moment.
Will where the hell you been… Heat got this big bruh RT @ iWillSmith: @ ochocinco Who you got Chad? #NBAFINALS
— Chad Ochocinco ( @ochocinco) June 15, 2012
The CMT Awards
The stars of country music were out in force and tweeting with wild abandon as they celebrated their own and brought fans backstage.
Bout to perform on the nationwide stage at the #CMTawards twitter.com/KipMooreMusic/…
— Kip Moore ( @KipMooreMusic) June 7, 2012
The 22nd no-hitter in Major League Baseball
Matt Cain pitched MLB’s 22nd no-hitter in San Francisco and his teammates and players around the league were full-throated in their support.
Congrats my friend and teammate Matt Cain. Perfection! Amazing. Had one of the best seats in the house. So honored!!!
— Jeremy Affeldt ( @JeremyAffeldt) June 14, 2012
Posted by Andrew Fitzgerald, Manager, Editorial Programming (@magicandrew)