And he spent most of the evening hanging out, tweeting back at folks, including himself (it's Twittamentary!), when suddenly at 6 AM (EST), he seemingly ran across an old YouTube of Chad Johnson on the Budweiser Hot Seat and decided to utilize this to smack talk LeBron James.
Now, there have already been puh-lenty of questions about LeBron's ability to create original on-court actions (ahem, chalk toss) but this one seems a touch too much, no?
Not to mention almost entirely focused on reacting to the notion that LeBron's camera celebration was better than Shaq's bowling move with his teammates. And as for the idea that Johnson dominated with his photograph touchdown celebration, well, I'm not even sure that's remotely accurate.
Bron involved his entire team in a photo-celebration; Ocho Cinco just posed for a picture flexing his muscle. I'm not saying that this is Shaq abusing Twitter or just trying to stir up trouble by proliferating a mixed message to the masses.
But I'm only not saying that because I love having him in Twitteronia, if only because he makes things 1,000 times funnier, even when he's mocking my boy Charlie Villanueva -- the best athlete Twitterer in the land, for my money -- because he has a coach that bans anything and everything remotely fun around his basketball team, including headbands and Twitter at halftime.
The point of it all? Basically, Shaq's Twitter games are fun as all get out, but his starting beef with every other superstar in the NBA has officially crossed the dorsal fin at this point, and we'd all just be better off if he'd stick to getting his team in the playoffs. Or trying anyway.