Maybe it's just me, but I find fighting over Twitter to be one of the most ridiculous things in the history of the Internet. It's right up there with the dramatic chipmunk. But just like I find that chipmunk's eyes to be basically the funniest thing ever, I also enjoy reading Twitfeuds because they are so absurdly hilarious. It's even better when it's two famous people.
Well, in this case, 1 1/2. Thursday night, Trevor Ariza and Ron Artest's(notes) brother, Daniel, got into it on the microblogging site about the relative merits of Trevor and Ron. I'd screencap everything for you, but trying to follow along chronologically is almost impossible because these two guys ignore all common notions of retweeting and replying. Therefore, let's have Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register recap the "fight."
Daniel Artest had Tweeted about Ariza: "Yea. He has the ring. But what else besides being a role player has he done? I mean. Ron was on All def teams, 3rd team all NBA. When he was 24(ariza age now) No disrespect but TA hasn't sniffed Ron career. Yes. TA did play a great role in helpn LA win a chip but I don't think he'll ever be on Ron level as far as being the man. ... Let's be honest. LA stumbled into the playoffs. I believe that LA with TA3 wouldn't have gotten out the first round. KD wouldve went off."
"Let me do me Im trying to get better Ron is a great player," Ariza later Tweeted to Daniel Artest. "love his game but I don't compare what I do to what he did at my age sorry brotha."
Kevin Durant(notes), who was the "KD" cited by Daniel Artest, wound up speaking up to Ariza from Durant's Twitter account: "thas ron artest brother right?? he always tryna be sports analyst... lol he never stepped foot in between the lines...his brother nice but damn its other nice hoopers out here too"
Clearly, the winner here is Kevin Durant, whose zings really put things into perspective. Oh, and also all of us are winners for getting to read this.
The really funny thing about Daniel Artest popping off on the Artest-Ariza situation is that his brother doesn't even agree with him. Back in March, Ron was preaching that Ariza was the better player, mainly because Ariza does have a ring and is a role player — basically the exact opposite of his brother's argument. At least they'll have something to talk about at the Sixth Annual Artest Family Memorial Day Barbecue and Table Tossing Tournament.
This will all be decided in June. Either Ron gets his ring and Daniel tweets about how this proves he's better than Ariza, or he doesn't and Daniel says that doesn't mean he's not as good as Ariza. Either way, let's hope they take to Twitter so we can have some giggles.