It's not a new account and its offbeat humor may not appeal to all, but the @Hey_ChrisBosh Twitter profile will definitely have some basketball fans doubled up in giggles. If only people had a way of discovering it.
"Sted Mankowski" (not the tweeter's actual, real-life name) has a simple mission: to get Chris Bosh to reply to one of his tweets. So far -- and Sted's tried more than 1,700 times over the past two years -- it hasn't worked. But no matter. The quest presses on.
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@Hey_ChrisBosh's questions to and mentions of Bosh are comical in their everyday mundaneness and casual bro'd out tone. Take a few recent examples:
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— Sted Mankowski (@Hey_ChrisBosh) December 11, 2012
— Sted Mankowski (@Hey_ChrisBosh) December 10, 2012
— Sted Mankowski (@Hey_ChrisBosh) December 8, 2012
They all repeat that same format, each one beginning "Hey @ChrisBosh," over and over and over again. That devotion to never breaking character, however, has hindered Sted's ability to promote the account.
But why Bosh? In an email to Mashable, Sted refused to reveal his true identity but offered this elucidation: "I dare you to think of a person who is more random. There's something so random about it. I have had people tell me they can't watch Heat highlights without laughing."
To be fair, Bosh -- bless his heart and considerable basketball skills -- is a pretty random dude. He's gained a special place in NBA fans' hearts by making faces like this while on the bench in street clothes:
And faces like this while playing on the court:
And also for celebrating his Miami Heat's 2012 NBA title with a bottle of champagne like this:
So, here's a champagne toast to you, "Sted Mankowski." Thanks for the laughs.
NBA legend and hardcore Grateful Dead fan, Bill Walton is known for his sometimes curious verbiage and his philosophical take on the game of basketball. This account takes full advantage.
This story originally published on Mashable here.
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