VIDEO: NBA Stars Read 'Mean Tweets' During 2019 NBA Finals

Max Staley
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"Mean Tweets" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" is one of the best long-standing traditions on the late-night show. For those unaware, this segment is exactly what it sounds like: athletes and/or famous people read mean tweets about themselves on national TV.

The anonymous internet commenters have seemingly taken their trash talk to a whole new level this year, saving some of their meanest tweets for the bright lights of the 2019 NBA Finals. Two of the biggest names vying for a championship, Kevin Durant and Kyle Lowry, got it a little worse than some of the other stars did.

The segment opens with Durant reading a mean tweet about himself. The Twitter user played the hits, insulting Durant's slim physique, his lack of mental fortitude and his controversial decision to join the Golden State Warriors.

Surprisingly, Durant didn't offer much of a rebuttal, though it is possible that he's cooking up a response on a burner account (wink wink). Durant may be too hurt to play, but a calf injury does nothing to stop those Twitter fingers.

Durant seemingly didn't get hit nearly as hard as Lowry did, as Twitter user @Kicox said some not-so-nice things about the point guard's mid section.

Other NBA stars, including Lowry's Raptors teammate Danny Green, 76ers' All-Stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, the Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal and Bucks' forward Khris Middleton (who was hilariously insulted for his "googley" eyes), make some notable appearances as well.

But Kimmel arguably saved the best for last, with the always entertaining Lopez twins (Brook and Robin) serving as an excellent closeout to an already-hilarious video.


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