The NBA banned being jerks on Twitter, so now teams are being obnoxiously nice to each other

The NBA banned being jerks on Twitter, so now teams are being obnoxiously nice to each other

It didn’t take long for teams to poke fun at the regulations with a little sarcasm. The Sacramento Kings — whose persistent trolling on Twitter probably had something to do with the NBA's new rules — decided to take things in a friendlier direction on Friday night. The sarcasm only accelerated when Atlanta responded. Their exchange goes on, but you get the idea. Just ask the NFL. After it prohibited posting GIFs or video of game highlights, two teams did exactly that, but with a hilarious twist. Teams in the NHL took some shots at the NBA's new social media rules, too. The Dallas Stars started to display some affability toward the Nashville Predators, but quickly corrected themselves. The NBA's rules are meant to keep things more cordial on social media, which some teams have had trouble with lately. Social media at its finest.

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Isaiah Thomas and Kyle Lowry embrace, just as NBA teams are doing on social media.
Isaiah Thomas and Kyle Lowry embrace, just as NBA teams are doing on social media.

Trolls will be trolls, it seems.

Last week the NBA released new rules preventing teams from “mocking and/or ridiculing” each other on social media. It didn’t take long for teams to poke fun at the regulations with a little sarcasm.

The Sacramento Kings — whose persistent trolling on Twitter probably had something to do with the NBA’s new rules — decided to take things in a friendlier direction on Friday night. Playing the Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento congratulated Hawks forward Paul Milsap on a nice shot from downtown and wished him a happy birthday.

The sarcasm only accelerated when Atlanta responded.

Their exchange goes on, but you get…

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