June 30, 2009
A Phoenix Suns Power Forward tended his Mac Book Pro in a dark corner office not far from the kitchen. Soon he found life on The Internet very dull. All he could do to amuse himself was to read Ball Don't Lie or launch kittens into a dangerous field of explosives and spikes.
One day as he sat reading about Kobe Bryant's life-size bobblehead, and thinking where he might be traded to, the Phoenix Suns Power Forward thought of a wicked plan to amuse himself.
His Twitter followers and fans had told him to tweet any breaking news should he be traded, and the mainstream media and bloggers would help spread the news quickly. So now, though he had not been traded, he tweeted with multiple exclamation marks, "Breaking News! Amar'e Stoudemire to the Lakers!!"
As he expected, the Followers and Bloggers who read the tweet dropped their work and ran in great excitement to their laptops and Blackberries. But when they got there, and checked to verify the trade report, they found the Power Forward doubled up with laughter at the trick he had played on them.
A few days later the Phoenix Suns Power Forward again tweeted, "Breaking News! Amar'e Stoudemire to the Lakers!! He might take less money to win a championship." Again the Followers and Bloggers ran to see what was up, only to be laughed at again.
Then one evening as the sun was setting on Phoenix and the shadows were creeping out over the city, a Minnesota TimberWolf picked up a phone and really did trade for the Power Forward.
In terror the Power Forward ran to his Mac Book Pro and tweeted, "Wolf! Wolf! Steve Kerr just traded me to the Timberwolves! Help!!!" But though the Followers and Bloggers read the tweet cry, they did not care as they had before. "He cannot fool us again," they tweeted.
Then Wolves' GM David Kahn killed Stoudemire's dog and slipped away into the forest. The end.