If you’re going to be a pick in the NBA Draft, it might be a good idea to clean up your Twitter history.
Mavericks first round pick Dennis Smith Jr. was told by Mark Cuban to delete old tweets after fans discovered an inappropriate tweet from 2012.
During the Mavericks Summer League game against the Suns Sunday, Cuban sat down with ESPN and told them he had Smith clean up his Twitter right after the team drafted him.
“And you know, one of the first things after we drafted Dennis, and I’m talking to him on the phone, I’m like, ‘Dude, I went through your Twitter account. It’s time to get on there and delete,” Cuban said. “And so, he went through it. And to his credit, they were gone. He had a lot of stupid stuff on there.”
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One of the tweets that Cuban considered to be “stupid stuff” was an inappropriate post fans discovered after Dallas drafted Smith.
“Everybody has god given talents. Mine just so happens to be slangin this wood in my pants,” Smith wrote in a tweet captured by TotalProSports.com.
Smith has since deleted the tweet and cleaned up his account.
NBA players and other professional athletes are quickly learning how old tweets can go viral.
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Before he chose to sign with the Celtics, Gordon Hayward spent days weighing his free agent options. While he decided, fans dug up old tweets of Hayward struggling to make a decision.
Hayward posted a tweet in 2011 asking for help in picking a type of Fabreeze to use. Fans immediately started responding to the tweet trying to recruit the forward to their team.
Other embarrassing tweets were also exposed during the draft, like Lonzo Ball mocking the Lakers for not making the playoffs in 2013 and Thunder draft pick Terrance Ferguson mocking the fan base last May after the Warriors eliminated the team from the playoffs.
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