Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Whistles "Tweet" During Games, but not Players!

Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva received a talking to from head coach Scott Skiles after he learned that Villanueva had posted a "tweet" on Twitter during halftime of the Bucks game against the Celtics this past Sunday.
"We made a point to Charlie and the team that it's nothing we ever want to happen again," Skiles said after practice Tuesday. "You know, (we) don't want to blow it out of proportion. But anything that gives the impression that we're not serious and focused at all times is not the correct way we want to go about our business."
The following is the actual post from Villanueva on Twitter...
"In da locker room, snuck to post my twitt. We're playing the Celtics, tie ball game at da half. Coach wants more toughness. I gotta step up."
I'm not going to go out and label Villanueva an idiot or stupid for doing this during halftime of a game, but I will say that he made a dumb mistake. The Bucks are barely hanging onto the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and were playing the defending world champion Celtics. In my mind, the last thing that he should have been doing is posting on Twitter. He needed to be paying attention to his coaches and getting ready for the second half.
"The halftime twitt actually motivated me," he posted. "That's why I did it, plus of course to keep you guys in the loop of some live action."
Thanks Charlie, but we can get all of the live NBA action from television or the Internet on our own. If you'd like to "tweet" us after the game about what you're having for dinner, feel free. I hear that Milwaukee has some great steakhouses.

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