Big Al’s Season Tweetcap
The premier “old school” big man in the league, Al Jefferson isn’t the Twitter type, but that didn’t stop him from becoming one of the NBA’s trending topics during the 2013-14 season.
As Al made his phenomenal debut with the Charlotte Bobcats—now officially the Charlotte Hornets—the social media sphere sizzled about the dominant big man.
While the season carried on, the buzz only grew louder. Come along as we take a look back at Big Al’s campaign through the lens of Twitter.
Kemba Walker on Bobcats adding Al Jefferson: "Was I excited? I almost shredded a tear. That's what we need."
— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) July 9, 2013
— Tru School Sports (@TruSchoolSports) December 21, 2013
Al Jefferson becomes first Bobcat with 3 consecutive games of 30 or more points.
— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) February 1, 2014
Dear @Bobcats on behalf of Charlotte NBA fans everywhere, I would just like to say thank you for getting Al Jefferson.
— Bring Back The Buzz™ (@BringBackTheBuz) February 1, 2014
While everyone has focused on Durant's scoring, Al Jefferson has 7 30+ point games since January 14. The guy should be in all star game.
— Steven Coughlin (@StanfordSteve82) February 12, 2014
Al Jefferson’s 64% shooting shot-chart in the last 4 games. pic.twitter.com/3meVYd0XT6
— The Pick and Roll (@PickandRollAU) March 9, 2014
Paul Pierce: "Al Jefferson, no one on the planet can guard him. I mean, sh–. We tried to double him, triple, single." Said he's underrated
— Rod Boone (@rodboone) March 27, 2014
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) March 27, 2014
Charlotte putting on the full court press for Al Jefferson's All-NBA campaign. pic.twitter.com/byUz2O83FJ
— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) April 7, 2014
Al Jefferson get hacked more than LBJ and he don't cry at all he just get his buckets and ball up.
— Chase N. Cashe (@ChaseNCashe) April 9, 2014
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) April 18, 2014
Love watching Al Jefferson play!!!! Straight up "Old School" #NBAPlayoffs
— Mateen Cleaves (@Mateen_Cleaves) April 26, 2014
Al Jefferson looking like Kevin Mchale with the 86 celts. Unstoppable.
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) April 26, 2014
Al Jefferson says his foot felt great until his plantar fascia "ripped all the way" late in 1st Q. Excruciating pain the rest of the night.
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) April 24, 2014
Al Jefferson is most likely OUT tonight against the Heat for Game 4. He could barely walk these past few game. He gave it everything he had.
— N B A T A L K (@Talk_NBA_) April 28, 2014
The Charlotte Bobcats behind Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson will be great for years to come.
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) April 29, 2014
Excellent yr for Charlotte Bobcats basketball. Al Jefferson and Steve Clifford hires were huge. Kemba Walker developed nicely. Future bright
— Lang Greene (@LangGreene) April 29, 2014
A letter from Charlotte's new favorite Hornet…. "Big Al" Jefferson! pic.twitter.com/GANYC2m7rj
— Bring Back The Buzz™ (@BringBackTheBuz) May 1, 2014
— Charlotte Hornets PR (@HornetsPR) May 6, 2014
Excuse me. Al Jefferson finished 8th in MVP voting. Huge for a Charlotte player
— Trevor McGowan (@mcgowan_trevor) May 6, 2014
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) May 21, 2014