Tweets of the year from the world of sports

Brad Keselowski tweets from his race car.

If Twitter was a curiosity coming into this year, it became a full-blown thing in 2012. From Brad Keselowski tweeting in his race car during the Daytona 500 to Pat Neshek's gut-wrenching announcement that his newborn son had died, athletes took to Twitter to reveal a side of themselves (and their jobs) we'd never seen before.

Here are 12 of the best tweets from 2012:

Steve Nash gets a warm (beer) welcome to Los Angeles:

Michigan recruit shows Ohio State what he feels about Ohio State:

Pat Neshek's gut-wrenching news about his newborn son:

Donald Trump sent the following message to the New York Yankees:

Six days after being hit in the head with a line drive, A's pitcher Brandon McCarthy was discharged from the hospital and promptly tweeted the following:

A not-so-subtle tweet from Lance Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France victories this year:

LeBron was ecstatic that he finally won a championship:

T.J. Lang, after Green Bay lost to the Seattle Seahawks in the now-infamous Hail-Mary-that-wasn't game (expletive redacted):

Would Justin Durant boycott Chick-Fil-A if the restaurant supported slavery?

Brad Keselowski tweeted from his car… DURING the Daytona 500:

Hope Solo wasn't so happy with Brandi Chastain's commentary during a USA women's soccer game:

Deron Williams used Twitter to announce his new home: