Celebrate Twitter’s birthday with these sports figures’ first tweets
When it debuted on March 21, 2006, who knew that Twitter would become the all-pervasive juggernaut that it is today?
In honor of its eighth birthday on March 21, the social media platform has allowed its users to go back and uncover any Twitizen’s first 140-character attempt.
And as this rundown shows, some effortlessly jumped right into the Twitter mix. A few were cautious with their approach. Some were downright awkward.
Here are some of the most memorable first tweets from your favorite sports figures:
Hello World, the Real King James is in the Building "Finally". My Brother @oneandonlycp3 gas'd me up to jump on board so I'm here. Haaaa
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 6, 2010
The antisocial has become social #mambatweets
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 4, 2013
Welcome to my new Twitter page at: www.twitter.com/TigerWoods
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) June 26, 2009
test Mark Cuban
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) September 10, 2008
i had to set up an account to see who had an account in my name.rungrinch did a great job! thanks! please email me so i know who you are.
— Lolo Jones (@lolojones) August 13, 2009
just had a hard practice, now i am about to chow down on some wings.
— Ryan Lochte (@RyanLochte) April 26, 2009
11 champ;ipnsikp[ ringhs
— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) March 27, 2013
Celebrating ma 21st
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) March 30, 2009
Chillin at my house.
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) May 26, 2009
i am eating my pb&j right now!
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) September 16, 2009
woke up with Kady, watching Yo Gabba Gabba, trying to get over this strange Fijian flu I picked up so I can skate.
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) February 25, 2009
nuttin just chillin….new to this twitter thing!!!
— John Wall (@John_Wall) April 13, 2010
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) March 20, 2009
twitter is legit…
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) May 26, 2009
Going try this twitter thing out. Will be posting about tour life, personal life, etc.
— Jason Dufner (@JasonDufner) May 5, 2011
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin) February 21, 2013
I have finally arrived twitter world
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) April 14, 2010
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) February 24, 2014
Succumbed to the "power" of twtter.
— Ted Ligety (@tedligety) April 20, 2009
Well… My name is Robert Griffin III and yes I have finally joined the renowned phenomenon known as Twitter
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 3, 2012
— Joakim Noah (@JoakimNoah) February 22, 2012
First tweet of My life
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) August 19, 2010
Training Camp Update – Day 7. I am now on Twitter. Rule Number 1: Don't Do Stupid S**t Online. Warcraft – out.
— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) August 6, 2010
Dallas Cowboys Twitter Name For Sale 417-576-3797
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) January 2, 2008
I'm going to bed now. That seems like an appropriate start for me here. Mundane and uninteresting.
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) February 28, 2011
Just got hooked up on this twitter thing! Excited 🙂 Now I just have to figure it out. Im tech challenged…
— Candace Parker (@Candace_Parker) June 12, 2009
starting 2 tweet and starting on my iphone app w/ @rocksoftware right now
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) June 16, 2010
Im on Twitter!
— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) October 21, 2010
gonna go get hypnotized
— C.J. Wilson (@str8edgeracer) February 3, 2009
The beginning of my time with the Lakers: http://www.nba.com/lakers/news/090708lakerssignronartest.html
— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) September 10, 2009
Wanna see shaq uncut go to shaqtube.tv and just check out some of the funniest shaq videos and bloopers ever to hit the internet. …
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) November 18, 2008
— Ryan Whitney (@ryanwhitney6) March 10, 2011
ITS OFFICIAL…Thanks again @HoopHunnie21 my baby sis for setting up my Twitter page, cause you know I'm going to acted a fool on this ish.
— Brandon Phillips (@DatDudeBP) January 18, 2011
michael johnson performance
— Michael Johnson (@MJGold) January 17, 2010
Koi 40 W 40th st 212 921 3330 take 42nd to bryant park0
— Hope Solo (@hopesolo) June 1, 2011
Uio’m ion ryTwittesr! pic.twitter.com/2u2TKwK5hd
— Mr. Met (@MrMet) March 10, 2014
Hey everyone! Just got back from Bali! What a trip! Great waves but happy to be home !
— Shaun White (@shaun_white) October 23, 2008
Being excited after getting the #1 draft pick in the 2007 NBA Draft.
— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) May 28, 2007
The Trailblazers’ tweet flashback was so depressing that Deadspin did a whole post about it. To which the Blazers smartly responded:
@Deadspin Thankfully we didn’t have Twitter in 1984
— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) March 20, 2014