Feb 09

Team Twitter: Pin Pals And Alley Cats

By caseyholdahl Posted in: DanteCunningham, LaMarcusAldridge, LukeBabbitt, MarcusCamby, PattyMills, RudyFernandez
Over half of the Portland Trail Blazers roster, thanks mostly to the efforts of Patty Mills, uses Twitter and often times, they use the 140 characters allotted per tweet to converse amongst themselves.

With that in mind, I introduce the first of what I hope will be many posts recounting the life and times of the Trail Blazers on Twitter. All text and photos come directly from the players' Twitter accounts.

First up, a night at the bowling alley with LaMarcus Aldridge (@Aldridge_12), Rudy Fernandez (@Rudy5Fernandez), Marcus Camby (@MarcusCamby23), Patty Mills (@Patty_Mills) and Dante Cunningham (@DLamarC33). Post are listed chronologically.

@Aldridge_12: I was just getting warmed up I'm like a young pro bowler when I get going !

@Patty_Mills: I'm outta the race. But can't wait for next team activity... Paint Ball! #mygame #srgcakes

@MarcusCamby23: Kickin my teammates butt at bowling 2nite #ripcity

@Rudy5Fernandez: Good time with my team!!! I Am the worse bowler

@DLaMarC33: Bowling !!!!! I suCk at this game but better then @aldridge_12 and @Patty_Mills

@Rudy5Fernandez: My score is 76 hahaha nice!!!

@Patty_Mills: LA finished with 194. Babbit got one last bowl he has 185

@Aldridge_12: And like I said I'm a pro! I won!

@Patty_Mills: OHHHHHH babs knocked down 8 pins and got 193. Lost by one!!

@Aldridge_12: A career high in bowling too 194!

@Patty_Mills: “@Patty_Mills Isn't it hard for professional basketball players to hide while they attempt to shoot each other with paintball guns?” NOT MEE

@Aldridge_12: @Patty_Mills Thats because your 4 foot tall.

@Patty_Mills: @aldridge_12 I'm saving all my paint ball bullets for you!

@Patty_Mills: @aldridge_12 I'm saving all my paint ball bullets for you big guy so I hope you and 7 footness can hide!

@Aldridge_12: @Patty_Mills its like that lil bro ?

@Patty_Mills: @aldridge_12 lol nah just kidding big bro. But these people on twitter keeps gassin me lol #goodfun

@Aldridge_12: @Patty_Mills haha don't let them gas you up we teammates


  1. What? They're like...real people!

    I dig seein' this stuff. Sometimes you forget how young these guys are with all the work they gotta' do. I hate sittin' around on four day breaks between games but if it means the coolest group a dudes on the west coast can get in some fun time then I'm all for it.

    Crackin' up thinkin' 'bout all twenty feet of LA hidin' from Patty in a paint ball match haha.

    by shynz0r on 2/9/2011 8:15 PM
  2. cool tweetin between LA and patty, especially the back and forth smacks.

    by blazerdarren77 on 2/9/2011 8:47 PM
  3. Their tweets seriously make my day :) It's just snippets, but yeah, it reminds you these are real people, and that most of them are still pretty young. I am always impressed with the amount of stuff they do together. It adds something special to what we see on the court, that perceived closeness, to know they really are close like that.

    by SisillaRiann on 2/9/2011 10:14 PM
  4. it was fun to read that last night and im so with you can picture the big dudes trying to hide from patty. my bets are on patty smoking them in paintball. so glad they are getting some run and some r and r in before a road trip...ty casey for sharing again i love your blogs!

    by oregongal47 view (TG) on 2/9/2011 10:14 PM
  5. i subscribe to patty's tweets so they all go to my phone, and last night my phone was blowing UPPPP with all these bowling tweets. haha. it was rad. great idea for a blog casey.

    by Cristi on 2/9/2011 11:32 PM
  6. Have these players talked to the training staff (who should be fired by the way) about potential injuries while bowling? Also, why wasn't Marcus Camby working on his recover, and why weren't the other players working out at the PF?

    Ha, I am just kidding. I was just parroting things I've heard and read about different Blazers and the training staff. I'm glad the players had a chance to get out and have some fun.

    by tominhawaii on 2/10/2011 2:08 AM
  7. a little over two weeks ago, LaMarcus had told his teammates he would never sign up for twitter. two weeks later, he's posting as much as Patty. twitter has been great for fans to see this glimpse into these guys (it's also shown us how good of friends Patty and Rudy have become). i've followed Patty, Nicolas, Dante, Rudy, Marcus, LaMarcus, Elliot and Jeff (ironically, he was the first); and Patty and Dante follow me. it's really been great!

    by Kassandra on 2/10/2011 1:19 PM
  8. It is great to see this side of the guys. I love seeing their tweets!

    by RedRudy5 on 2/10/2011 3:09 PM
  9. is it be or patty liek the lil bro that tags along and you just kinda want to kick his butt lol, just casey you see abtum rtash talk with him and say hodl on and goes to try and kick patty, theres an old video of batum kickign patty in the butt and nwo LA wants to kick pattys butt, all in good fun.

    by jamie (guy) on 2/10/2011 6:06 PM
  10. Only reason I joined Twitter. Love it!

    by Herr on 2/11/2011 2:22 AM
  11. Jamie, i don't think Patty is following; he's the one who's gotten most of these guys on there.

    by Kassandra on 2/11/2011 12:25 PM
  12. i LOVE reading this kind of stuff...i wish i had a twitter...anyways, i can SO picture Pattycakes dominating in paintball-i'm as tall as him, so i could too(if i ever played...haha)

    by dancegirl on 2/12/2011 5:41 PM
  1. Leave a comment

Blog Contributors

Most Commented

The most commented posts in the past month

Blog Archives