These players have become TikTok content creators to entertain themselves and fans
By Nicole Ganglani | Photo from NBA.com
It’s been a week (though it feels like forever) since the NBA announced its suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic. A lot of athletes are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic by entertaining themselves with various activities—one of which is by turning to TikTok. In case you live under a rock, TikTok is the hottest video-sharing social media platform right now and a number of NBA players have taken over it. Here are the NBA superstars on TikTok right now:
Ja Morant, the frontrunner to win Rookie of the Year this season, threw on his full Memphis Grizzlies gear and acted out his starting five introduction every game. Before the NBA hiatus, Morant was averaging 17 points, six assists and three rebounds per game—helping the Grizzlies claim the eight seed in the Western conference.
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) March 16, 2020
Boston Celtics fan favorite Tacko Fall is keeping himself entertained during the quarantine by showing his impressive dance skills to the world (who knew?). The 7’5 rookie debuted his latest TikTok busting some moves with the caption, “Don’t mind me I’m just bored.”
Fall’s teammate Jayson Tatum is staying loose on TikTok as well with his own sweet moves to the beats of “Get Loose.” Before the season was put on hold, Tatum was playing the best basketball of his career, averaging 23 points and seven rebounds per game.
Jayson Tatum trying to stay loose during quarantine 😂 (bigdeuce0/ Tik Tok) pic.twitter.com/UdDjUumR1S
— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) March 19, 2020
“The only logical thing to do for me at this point is to start making TikToks,” says Matisse Thybulle. The Philadelphia 76ers rookie announced his arrival on TikTok with style—putting together a series of creative and roleplay videos like no other. Thybulle’s videos have circulated the internet specifically on NBA Twitter, where his teammate Mike Scott couldn’t help but comment about his videos.
Folks, Matisse Thybulle has joined the TikTok world.
And he’s already better at it than I am. pic.twitter.com/A7sPgZjPZW
— Brooke Destra (@BrookeNBCS) March 15, 2020
Matisse Thybulle made a tiktok account and now being locked up in my house for a month won’t be so bad pic.twitter.com/rSkRbZ5vGO
— Drew (@_DrewWheeler) March 15, 2020
Oklahoma City Thunder’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is also putting his dancing skills to good use through TikTok. In one of his videos, 10-time NBA All-Star and teammate Chris Paul makes an appearance by doing what he does best—finding his open teammates.
I think Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is enjoying the hiatus so far 😂🔥 pic.twitter.com/0TaiET01Yz
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) March 16, 2020
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