Eight years ago today, Twitter was born and our lives were changed forever. Okay so maybe the Twitter effect hasn’t been that dramatic, but it has undeniably made our lives more fun.
To honor their eight year anniversary, Twitter has launched a website that allows you to look up almost every users first tweet ever.
So of course, people have spent all day looking up athletes first tweets for any type of comedic gold. Possibly the best part of Twitter is the interaction and access to athletes that us sports fans have never had before. Here are how some of the most popular athlete’s on Twitter introduced their accounts to the world.
The original Twitter athlete, Shaq joined by, what else, promoting himself.
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
After years of resisting, Kobe joined Twitter and started his #hashtags right from the get go.
The antisocial has become social #mambatweets
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 4, 2013
Brian Wilson of the Dodgers tweets exactly how you’d expect him to.
The Beards back on twitter…..Lets Rage!!!!!!!!
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilson38) February 2, 2011
Lebron announced his arrival in a tweet that felt a bit too forced. Haaaa
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
Ocho Cinco had one very simple question, we think.
Hello where the he'll is everbody!!
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) May 16, 2009
JR Smith kicked off his legendary account with some advice for all you twodels.
DO what u FEEL is RIGHT!
— JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) August 6, 2011
Darnell Dockett, who may have the best athlete account on Twitter period, didn’t seem to fully understand the concept at first.
My first tweet
— DARNELL DOCKETT (@ddockett) April 17, 2009
Tony “Corleone” Allen blessed us all with his first Tweet.
Its me corleone 1st tweet in my life
— Tony Allen (@aa000G9) March 7, 2011
Terrell Owens first tweet is kind of sad looking back now.
*PREORDER* Autographed Terrell Owens Replica Buffalo Bills Jersey today! http://tinyurl.com/dehqyb
— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) March 12, 2009
Javale McGee’s first tweet gives us insight into how all of his craziness usually starts off, with boredom.
Bored In Utah
— PÎÊRRĘ (@JaValeMcGee34) March 17, 2009
Colin Kaepernick’s first tweet takes us back to when he wasn’t an instantly recognizable superstar.
breakfast wit mom then off to church…… finally a day wit no rain
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) June 7, 2009
Arian Foster made us think about how insane a ‘Twitter House’ would be.
Walking into the Twitter house for the first time. Hello digital world…
— Feeno (@ArianFoster) February 2, 2010
And last, but definitely not least, the tweet that started it all here at BSO. From the boss man himself, Robert Littal.
Wassup It's Ya Boy Robert Littal just started the Twitter BSO account. Wanted to see what all the fuss was about.
— BlackSportsOnline (@BSO) January 10, 2009
Here’s to another eight years of Twitter fun from all of our favorite athletes.