Some NBA players will get a live camera on them this season, and it’s up to the fans to vote. Here’s who should get picked.
Twitter is going to live stream the second half of 20 TNT games this NBA season from the viewpoint of a single player, the league announced on Wednesday. Fans will vote on Twitter to see who that player will be.
The first stream is set for the All-Star Game on Feb. 17, and the remaining 19 games will include at least one from the playoffs. The list will be announced later, along with commentators for the isolation camera angle.
This has potential to be hilarious. It’s unclear whether players will be mic’d up or what the “ISO-CAM” angle will look like, but we might get to see a whole lot of swearing and beef up close. Who knows what the regular camera angles don’t catch from Draymond Green?
It also has potential to show just how talented these pros are. How terrifying is it to guard Kyrie Irving one-on-one, for example? We’ll get to see it close up.
Here’s who we want to see picked most:
1. Draymond Green
The greatest on-court trash-talker in the NBA right now has called his MVP teammate Kevin Durant “a b***h” before, so imagine what else he says to actual opponents?
2. Patrick Beverley
Second only to Draymond, Pat Beverley is a disaster waiting to be live-mic’d, and that’s what the fans want.
3. Marcus Smart
There really are an endless number of trash-talkers in this league.
Marcus Smart and JR Smith trying to fight after Smith grapples with Aron Baynes. pic.twitter.com/Tkr1yQaOC5
— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) October 6, 2018
4. Chris Paul
Hailed as one of the NBA’s dirtiest players. What is CP3 getting away with that we don’t see?
Chris Paul & Rajon Rondo Fight pic.twitter.com/21Lnyif18E
— Gustavo Vega (@iamvega1982) October 21, 2018
5. James Harden
Show us the travels and the flops!
6. JaVale McGee
A cult hero who’s a regular on Shaqtin a Fool. JaVale was BORN for this.
JAVALE MCGEE CEMENTING HIS PLACE IN THE SHAQTIN HALL OF FAME pic.twitter.com/IA2HIuAsKG
— David Rouben (@david_rouben) June 1, 2018
7. Kawhi Leonard
In case he laughs.
2) The Kawhi Leonard laugh. pic.twitter.com/gmwCxiyF6X
— Chris Walder (@WalderSports) December 31, 2018
8. Kyrie Irving
Do you think he recites conspiracy dribbles off the bounce?
Kyrie Irving SHOW!!! NASTY CROSSOVER!! #Celtics pic.twitter.com/RSZdyo3QsH
— Boston Sports News (@BostonSprtsNews) November 26, 2017
9. LeBron James
For when he disciplines his kid teammates.
10. Steven Adams
That Kiwi accent is a must-listen, and I’m curious to know if his hair stays in place.
Steven Adams vocab + accent combo is always hilarious. Calls KD and Russ “high-caliber” pic.twitter.com/GrTWla3A3u
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) May 9, 2016
11. Joe Ingles
Australian accent, AND a trash talker. It’s a no-brainer, people.
If Joe Ingles did this to me, we gotta fight pic.twitter.com/SmJuONu5aK
— MeanMug Sports (@MeanMugSports) March 8, 2018
12. Each team’s biggest scrub
They have nothing to lose really, so watching what they do for all 24 minutes would be a treat. Bathroom breaks? Food breaks? Someone has to send some texts in. (Sadly, the camera will not follow a player to the bench, according to Recode.)
Here’s who some of our Twitter followers suggested:
Michael Beasley https://t.co/wzV1Di6sEh
— Jihad Lee (@HeatJimbo) January 9, 2019
Dirk obviously. @swish41
— Shannon Copeland (@shinyshannon73) January 9, 2019
Russ. No doubt. https://t.co/fiLgnjcO9z
— Ballot or the Bullet (@JJones816) January 9, 2019
Larry Bird The trash talking would be amazing. And he could back it up too.
— Shareen (@WearBlue1) January 9, 2019
Patrick Beverley https://t.co/wz4KEfB9rI
— Lightskin Huncho (@chrisd_moore) January 9, 2019
Metta World Peace https://t.co/asfEni8CuB
— Matt Zelinsky (@MattZelinsky) January 9, 2019
Marcus Smart vs the Brooklyn Nets. https://t.co/l3lnF2qgYR
— Chris Grenham (@chrisgrenham) January 9, 2019
JR Smith https://t.co/SqwHMsypaC
— Kyle Kushma (@itzTimmyB) January 9, 2019
Joe Ingles. THE WORLD DESERVES THIS. https://t.co/f8MIZFxBAf
— SLC Dunk (@slcdunk) January 9, 2019
I’ll take it back a few years and go with Kevin Garnett https://t.co/P6DQoBC2pM
— Jelani Irby (@irbinatorinc) January 9, 2019
— Hattrick Ewing (@HattrickEwing33) January 9, 2019
Any “last guy on the bench” player on any team.
— Russ Oates (@ROates33) January 9, 2019
— Chris Dougherty (@bearsindex) January 9, 2019
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