With all apologies to other social media platforms (and blogs for that matter) the fastest way to get information (and misinformation) is Twitter. So around this time of year, Celtics fans and media alike are on it pretty much constantly, looking for the next trade rumor. All that attention can sometime create amusing consequences.
It started last night with a confusingly brief Isaiah Thomas tweet.
— Isaiah Thomas (@Isaiah_Thomas) February 21, 2017
That woke up Celtics fans everywhere and set off a series of response tweets. Here was mine.
@Isaiah_Thomas pic.twitter.com/OgDEBe1Nvo— CelticsBlog (@celticsblog) February 21, 2017
Here was another.
@Isaiah_Thomas pic.twitter.com/ZSDZjPRfFT— The Celtics on CSN (@CelticsCSN) February 21, 2017
.@Isaiah_Thomas I literally keep refreshing my timeline every 10 seconds. WOJBOMB WYA??? pic.twitter.com/euFoPtOx2E— K.J. Hammond (@BrandNute) February 21, 2017
You get the idea.
Apparently the interest was enough for media members to start inquiring with the team management to hear what was going down. This from the Celtics assistant GM Mike Zarren.
Life in 2017: A player randomly tweets and ~20 reporters instantly txt or call you demanding to know when the trade is happening. Lol.— Mike Zarren (@mikezarren) February 21, 2017
I use tweetdeck with various columns dedicated to lists of Celtics and NBA groups. It was all out of control last night.
My tweetdeck feed right now pic.twitter.com/hBwrII75AE— CelticsBlog (@celticsblog) February 21, 2017
Speculation was rampant and try as I might, I couldn’t keep Celtics fans from overreacting.
Breathe people pic.twitter.com/OE2Nq6qESz— CelticsBlog (@celticsblog) February 21, 2017
Word started circulating that the Celtics followed Carmelo Anthony on Instagram.
The Celtics just followed Melo on IG @World_Wide_Wob pic.twitter.com/xsSgz12lIq— Tre da (@trelyday23) February 21, 2017
Of course the Celtics follow lots of people on Instagram and I doubt you can read too much into that. Unless they just traded for Taylor Swift as well.
For his part, Isaiah Thomas didn’t clear up his tweet. He just added a note showing his appreciation for the All Star weekend on his Instagram account.
Jae Crowder even got in on the act.
— JAE CROWDER (@CJC9BOSS) February 21, 2017
What does it all mean? I don’t know, but I’m going to “stay woke” to find out.
Obviously if anything breaks for real, we’ll keep you informed here on CelticsBlog.com. But just to be sure, if you want up to the second news and reaction (and sarcasm and banter that may or may not be funny) please follow along on twitter @CelticsBlog. You never know what could spark the next rumor.