NBA legend and hardcore Grateful Dead fan, Bill Walton is known for his sometimes curious verbiage and his philosophical take on the game of basketball. This account takes full advantage.
Sports and Twitter, sitting in a tree…
The microblogging network and the sporting world have been a natural fit pretty much since Twitter was born. NBA players were among its earliest big-name adopters. Today, athletes and reporters break sports news on the network every day. It’s also a key way for stars to build modern marketing potential. Plus, passionate fans need a public outlet in which to gloat, commiserate and talk trash, right?
So it’s only natural that a plethora of fake sports-themed Twitter accounts have popped up over the years, too. Some have already come and gone — @LeBronJamesEgo, for example. But there are plenty of great ones still providing laughs for social media-savvy sports fans.
Here, we provide 10 of the funniest sports parody Twitter accounts from around the web. The Bill Walton Trip posts goofy musings and opinions from the legendary center, who doubles as the world’s tallest Deadhead. Fake accounts represent the micro level of pro athletics, too — there’s one devoted to an NHL coach’s awesome moustache. Parody accounts even transcend space and time; one represents an 1800s baseball player who tweets as if living in the present day.
Click through the slideshow above for the full rundown. But it’s not easy to collect all the giggle-inducing accounts from around the Twittersphere, so let us know in the comments — who did we miss?
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