In the past I’ve highlighted on several occasions what a cesspool Twitter can be. It gives voice to asshats who need attention to send awful, offensive messages directly to young athletes. So it’s only fair that I highlight the other side. And the 2012 NBA draft provided the moment.
Here’s the video. Click through for the reactions:
Bernard James was probably the best interview I did at the NBA Combine out of the 50+ guys: draftexpress.com/profile/Bernar… – Tough not to root for him
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 26, 2012
Couldn’t be happier for Bernard James. Served our country for six years. Deserves the ovation he is getting. Congrats.
— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) June 29, 2012
Great moment. Nice ovation here for FSU’s Bernard James, former Iraq war veteran. One of the best stories we’ve had in the draft.
— Andy Katz (@ESPNAndyKatz) June 29, 2012
Best moment of the draft. Fans chanting, “USA.USA.” when Bernard James drafted. Very cool!
— Fran Fraschilla (@franfraschilla) June 29, 2012
Congrats to my bro @iBall_ on getting drafted 33rd in the NBA Draft. Congrats to all those who were drafted tonight on reaching their dream!
— Luke Loucks (@lukeloucks) June 29, 2012
Super proud of my teammate @iBall_ ! Well deserved!
— Deividas Dulkys (@DD_Lt) June 29, 2012
— Christopher Goodman (@goody323232) June 29, 2012
@iBall_ Welcome to Dallas Mavs but more importantly thank you Sir, for your service to our nation. Wish you the best this season.
— Donovan Dorman (@donomyte1605) June 29, 2012
— Coley Harvey (@os_coleyharvey) June 29, 2012
Bernard James was smart to listen to Mama. He didn’t want to go up there for the draft, but she talked him into it. #motherknowsbest
— Ira Schoffel (@IraSchoffel) June 29, 2012
Ham on James: “I’m just so proud of him. … I think we as a staff feel privileged to have coached a young man with such high character.”
— Corey Clark (@Corey_Clark) June 29, 2012
I love that kid !! USA !!
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) June 29, 2012