Now, when I tell you that Amar'e Stoudamire and Tyson Chandler were both fined $7,500 Sunday by the NBA for tweeting during a game, your initial reaction is probably "Well, duh, what were they thinking?" But of course the beauty of Twitter is that you don't always have to post tweets yourself, they can be auto-fed or you can provide account access to another person who can update for you. Which is exactly what happened...â†µ
Chandler's feed was updated automatically while he just happened to be playing and an intern updated Stoudamire's feed while he was leading the Suns past the Grizzlies. Anyone with a basic understanding of how Twitter works would be able to deduce these instances quite easily. Alas...â†µ
My advice to the NBA? Hire a fifteen-year-old social media whiz to be your Twitter Czar. He'll be able to weed this stuff out easily so all parties can avoid embarrassment.