The Blazers are becoming an increasingly Twitter friendly bunch. Indeed, the pull of social media and the push of resident advocate Patty Mills are difficult to resist. The Blazer Tweet Beat highlights the Blazer tweets you may have missed if you are too smart to waste all of your time on twitter. Then, for no reason, a winner is chosen. Make sure to follow us @pdxroundball.
Things can change quickly in the NBA. In 2005 the Blazers selected Martell Webster with the sixth pick in the draft. Webster was joining the NBA straight out of high school. No big deal, the team said, we believe in you and are willing to wait for you to develop, the team said. Webster remained a fuzzily defined important piece of the franchise’s future until 2010, when the Blazers reappraised his value and determined it was comparable to Luke Babbit and a Ryan Gomes buy-out.
Webster does not play for the Blazers anymore. Nonetheless, his twitter account is excellent and he still seems like a Trailblazer to me. He comes back to Portland during the off-season to plank, eat, and organize free community events. He even spent most of last season being injured, like a true Blazer. Here are some of his best tweets in recent history.
Yeah today is just one of those days. #planking http://lockerz.com/s/124282709
Urban farmers restaurant in Portland OR is the ish. The monkey fingers are tasty. Lol I’m just joking. Great restaurant none the less.
If you were throwing public picnic, would Viagra be a terrible sponsor? Its close to decision time I need to know lol. @jrd21 @maitramtran
At the zoo hanging with some wild animals and I’m just talking about my kids. But will see animals none the less
Since Webster is unlikely to do much winning with the Timberwolves any time soon I am extra proud to call him the first non-Blazer to win a Blazer tweet beat. Whale blubber for everyone none the less.