Even celebrated basketball stars can’t escape the wrath of Internet hate. Jimmy Kimmel recruited NBA players for his next round of the beloved Mean Tweets segment, and the results are hilarious.
A teaser for the NBA Mean Tweets session made its way online on Thursday, June 4, featuring Steph Curry, Tony Parker, and Draymond Green. Set to air in full on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday evening, the clip has the athletes reading harsh words about themselves from strangers online.
Golden State Warriors point guard Curry opens the teaser, reading from his iPhone, “Imagine the damage Steph Curry would be doing in the NBA if he didn’t have such a girly name. #changeittosteve.”
The father to Internet sensation Riley Curry shook his head at the tweet and shot back with a reference to coach Steve Kerr, “Steve is a terrible name! Oh shoot, that’s my coach’s name.”
San Antonio Spurs player Parker joined in next, reading, “People say LeBron flops, have you ever seen this little French woman named Tony Parker?”
Curry’s Golden State Warriors teammate Green got perhaps the biggest laugh out of his mean tweet. The forward read from his phone with a smile, “Draymond Green looks like Donkey from Shrek.” Green will compete with his teammates against the Cleveland Cavaliers in game one of the NBA Finals on Thursday night at 9 p.m. on ABC.
The three NBA stars follow a long line of celebs who have participated in Kimmel’s Mean Tweets, including Katy Perry, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim Tebow, and even President Obama. Watch a teaser for the latest Mean Tweets in the video above!
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