These are uncertain times in the sports world, and the NBA has been at the center of adjusting to life without the normal routine of games. The league is on an indefinite suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic, and many personnel have been recommended to self-isolate for the near future.
Players have handled the new reality in a variety of ways, most notably via excessive gaming. But Brooklyn Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie asked which players are watching their highlights on YouTube:
Any @NBA players going to @YouTube to watch their own highlights due to withdrawals? 😅
— Spencer Dinwiddie (@SDinwiddie_25) March 16, 2020
One of the players watching his own highlights: Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry.
At least twice a day 😂😂😂
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 16, 2020
This weekend marked Curry’s 32nd birthday. This entire season has missed Chef Curry highlights, as the two-time MVP has missed all but five games due to injury and illness.
Let us all take a moment, along with Curry, to celebrate greatness:
Curry wasn’t the only star to answer Dinwiddie’s call to action.
Boston Celtics power forward Jayson Tatum, fresh off his first All-Star game, has been watching his clips as well.
Man😂😂😂 all day! https://t.co/4MDoRviHIy
— Jayson Tatum (@jaytatum0) March 16, 2020
Tatum is leading the Boston Celtics with 23.6 points per game. Here are some of those points:
Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal didn’t make the All-Star team, but he has been collecting voluminous levels of buckets all season. He had to let Dinwiddie and everyone else know:
Can’t tell me I ain’t nice 😂😂😂 https://t.co/2qixMju1Sa
— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) March 16, 2020
Beal scored more than 50 points in back-to-back games this season. It doesn’t matter right now that his team lost the games. This is a Bradley Beal moment.
Other players have been inspired by Dinwiddie to watch their own zeniths, including Buddy Hield, Josh Richardson and first-time All-Star Donovan Mitchell.
I’m literally about to do this https://t.co/bBsB6vAtcM
— Josuélito (@J_Rich1) March 16, 2020
Big facts 😂
— Buddy Love !!!! (@buddyhield) March 16, 2020
From rookie year to this year 😂
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) March 16, 2020
Of course, Dinwiddie had one of the highlights of the NBA season before things went on hiatus, leading the Nets to a road win against the Los Angeles Lakers and MVP candidate LeBron James.
Hopefully the 2019-20 NBA season can return so more highlights can be made, but that might not come until June.