ESPN’s Nick Friedell breaks down the big names in the NBA in a column, using their names to illustrate the different aspects of the game.
The players and coaches with the most Twitter followers in the league.
“The point is that the NBA is a global business, and the way that it works is that it’s not about one market or one nation.
So the fact that we have these players who are fans, and their fans are the players, is a reflection of their country, or countrymen, or region, or whatever,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver told reporters during a conference call this week.
Silver added that the names are used to communicate with fans in the United States, Canada and Australia.
Here’s what we learned from Twitter and what you need to know about the NBA: NBA players, coaches, fans and the NBA nameThe name of the league is an acronym that means “All-Star,” and it’s a reference to the All-Star Game, an annual showcase for teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The name refers to a star on the NBA team.
It’s a common nickname for a player or a team.
NBA All-Stars: LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Klay Thompson, Chris Paul, Anthony Davis, Anthony Mason, Draymond Green, Damian Lillard, Chris Bosh, Chris Andersen, Eric Bledsoe, Jr. Golden State Warriors: Stephen Curry, Drummond Green and Drayden Noel.
Indiana Pacers: Paul George, C.J. Watson, Paul Millsap, Rodney Stuckey, George Hill, Lance Stephenson, and Rodney Stokes.
Los Angeles Clippers: Jamal Crawford, Matt Barnes, Jordan Hill, Tim Duncan, Steve Blake, Matt Bonner, Matt Van Oekel, Chris Williams, Chris Webber, Jamal Crawford and Matt Barnes.
Utah Jazz: DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gobert, Dante Exum, Gerald Green, Rodney Hood, Dante Cunningham, Rudy Fernandez, D.J., Jordan Hill and Rodney Purvis.
Memphis Grizzlies: Zach Randolph, Tony Allen, Marc Gasol, Rudy Gay, Marcin Gortat, and Chris Paul.
Charlotte Hornets: Kemba Walker, Jeremy Lin, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Jeremy Lamb, Jeremy Hill, and Jameer Nelson.
Atlanta Hawks: Al Horford, DeMarre Carroll, Deandre Ayton, Justin Anderson, and Kyle Korver.
New Orleans Pelicans: Al Jefferson, Anthony Morrow, Anthony Brown, Jrue Holiday, and Jamal Murray.
Toronto Raptors: Terrence Ross, J.J.:J.
J Redick, Aaron Gray, and Al Horne.
Milwaukee Bucks: Joel Embiid, Aaron Brooks, Mike Miller, Montrezl Harrell, and C.C. McCollum.
Boston Celtics: Al Harrington, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo, Avery Bradley, Marcus Smart, Marcus Morris, Jaron Blossomgame, Marcus Thornton, and Isaiah Thomas.
Chicago Bulls: Luol Deng, Taj Gibson, Brandon Rush, Taj Mahal, Derrick Rose, Derrick Marks, and Brandon Jennings.
Detroit Pistons: Andre Drummond, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Tobias Harris, and Greg Monroe.
Dallas Mavericks: Chandler Parsons, DeAndre Jordan, DeShawn Stevenson, and Terrence Jones.
Houston Rockets: Tyler Johnson, Jamell Martin, De’Aaron Fox, and Chandler Parsons.
Philadelphia 76ers: Mike Conley, Aaron Gordon, Deyonta Davis, and Spencer Hawes.
San Antonio Spurs: DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry, Patrick Beverley, and Danny Green.
Los Angles Clippers: Joe Ingles, Brandon Bass, DeJuan Blair, and Marreese Speights.
Utah Grizzlies: Danilo Gallinari, Eric Gordon, Jared Dudley, and Marc Gasols.
New York Knicks: Raymond Felton, Derrick Favors, Terrence Williams, Kyle O’Quinn, and Derrick Williams.
Brooklyn Nets: D’Angelo Russell, Chris Copeland, Andre Drummonds, and Aaron Brooks.
Phoenix Suns: Devin Booker, Marquese Chriss, Marre Stoudemire, and Josh Richardson.
Philadelphia Flyers: Kyle Lowry and Dario Saric.
Portland Trail Blazers: Anthony Bennett, Jahlil Okafor, Dejan Jakovic, and Allen Crabbe.
Atlanta Bucks: DeJante Davis, Jared Cunningham, and Thon Maker.
Milford, Conn.: D.C.: DeMarDeRozans: Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, Derrick Henry, Joffrey Lauvergne, Al Horace Carter, Marcus Banks, and Ryan Kelly.
Charleston Hornets: Zach LaVine, Chris Douglas-Roberts, Anthony Bennett and Anthony Tolliver.
Memo: Chris Paul and Zach Randolph were among the league’s biggest stars, but