If you're reading this and you have a Twitter account, chances are good you already follow @DetroitBadBoys and @detroitpistons. But given all the changes to the roster, are you following all the new Pistons? Here's your handy guide of who's on Twitter so you can keep track of who's ready to #RiseAndGrind each morning, who RTs the most fawning fans, and who's doling out life lessons.
(Note: I'm probably missing a few guys -- seems like there have been a dozen fake Rodney Stuckey accounts created over the years -- but these are the official accounts listed by the team.)
Let's hit the young guys first. Don't be fooled by @andredrummond, because that protected account belongs to some Brazilian dude who's only tweeted twice. But with a creative use of underscores, young Dre has carved out his spot on Twitter here: @DRE_DRUMMOND_
As I walk out of Walmart I pass this Asian family , an the youngest boy goes mom dad look its Godzilla 😐😑— Andre Drummond (@DRE_DRUMMOND_) October 20, 2012
Also, free relationship advice:
Don't wife her cause she's a trophy, see thru the looks of it cause what's a trophy with out a trophy case! #SmallThingsMatterTheMost— Andre Drummond (@DRE_DRUMMOND_) October 19, 2012
Khris Middleton wears 32 in the NBA but still has his old college number in his Twitter handle (@Khris22m). We're both confused why his rookie card has 23, though:
I think there's a mistake with these cards...smh instagr.am/p/Ra2Fohk_fC/— Khris Middleton (@Khris22m) October 30, 2012
Kyle Singler, who can be found @KyleSingler, is pretty active on Twitter and gets extra credit for dipping into Instagram. Unfortunately he's boring as hell.
Disc golf!@ Starr Jaycee Disc Golf Course instagr.am/p/Ppr9gVHD43/— Kyle Singler (@KyleSingler) September 16, 2012
Kim English (@Englishscope24) is cleaning out his closet:
Trying to find a high school in Inner city Detroit, that I can send a bunch of size 14 sneakers to. Hit me up if you have suggestions.— Kim English (@Englishscope24) October 29, 2012
Also, a warning for everyone who might #MessWithMoose:
If you mess around with wild animals in their environment... Please don't call it an accident when something catastrophic happens to you.— Kim English (@Englishscope24) October 21, 2012
Corey Maggette (@ghostC5M) tweets in bursts, specializing in motivational messages about waking up:
Did u get up this morning ready to challenge yourself to be the Best or u got up thinking Like well imma chill alittle longer in the bed— Cm (@ghostC5M) September 17, 2012
Thank you GoD for waking me up today.When u think your day is not going good stress out overwhelm remember somebody didn't wake up today 🙏— Cm (@ghostC5M) September 16, 2012
A real man is the kind of man that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says Oh Crap, he's up! so live everyday full of love— Cm (@ghostC5M) September 13, 2012
Brandon Knight (@BrandonKnight07) is a sporadic tweeter. Here's not to hoping he's not a literal one:
Laying this foundation brick by brick— Brandon E Knight (@BrandonKnight07) October 2, 2012
You kind of have to follow Jonas Jerebko (@JonasJerebko), because, well, for Jonas. But man, his feed makes Kyle Singler seem interesting.
Jason Maxiell (@JasonMaxiell) doesn't tweet much, but when he does, it's gold:
I want to see Bolt race a horse like back in the day.HE IS THE WORLD FASTEST.I'll give him that. But.Race a horce like old school!🔫🔫🔫🔫— Jason (@JasonMaxiell) August 12, 2012
Austin Daye (@Adaye5) mostly just wants you know what's he's watching on TV:
WOW watching Monday night Football Peyton Manning is unreal!!!— Austin Daye (@Adaye5) October 16, 2012
About to watch Prometheus for the1st time how is it?— Austin Daye (@Adaye5) October 29, 2012
Once upon a time, Charlie Villanueva (@CV31) was hilarious on Twitter, one of the first professional athletes to really embrace the medium. Of course, this was before he joined the Pistons, wrecked the salary cap and tested our collective fandom with his mere presence on the roster. But whatever. He likes big trucks, so that's cool, I guess.
Great day to go see some monster trucks in action— Charlie Villanueva (@CV31) October 27, 2012
James "Buddha" Edwards (@Jbuddha53) is on Twitter! And he has impeccable reading habits:
Rick Mahorn (@badboyhorn44) has no patience for bandwagon-ass cats:
@jbuddha53 Man your not a tigers fan being your from Seattle! Get of the wagon son! But ur still my main boyeee— Rick Mahorn (@badboyhorn44) October 13, 2012
Am I missing anybody?