2013 NBA Finals: Jimmy Kimmel Creates Special NBA Edition For Mean Tweets

By Dan Parzych
Jimmy Kimmel Mean Tweets
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With the 2013 NBA Finals officially underway, Jimmy Kimmel has gone out of his way to provide additional coverage for his late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live by doing numerous segments dedicated to basketball. Last week, Kimmel provided us with a fake movie trailer starring Will Smith about a blind ref that was called up to officiate the NBA Finals and this time around, he decided to have some of the league’s most popular players participate in his famous Mean Tweets segment.

For those of you unfamiliar with Mean Tweets, it’s a segment created by Kimmel in which he usually brings on famous celebrities to read actual tweets posted by fans on Twitter–which has always been hysterical to watch. The main reason why this segment is so funny is because all of the tweets that are usually ready just rip these celebrities to shreds as everybody knows these fans would never have the guts to say these things to their actual faces.

In honor of the NBA Finals, Kimmel decided to spice up the segment a bit by bringing in actual celebrities related to the NBA–from players to broadcasters. From Rajon Rondo being compared to the Nick Jr. show Franklin to DeAndre Jordan being told he looks like someone who doesn’t know how to read, Kimmel came through once again with another hilarious segment–so be sure to watch the video above.

As for the actual NBA Finals, the Miami Heat came through with a big win over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 on Sunday to tie the series up at 1-1 as the two teams now head to San Antonio for the next three games.

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