Hotheaded psychopath Larry Johnson went on the offensive last night via his Twitter account and showcased a meltdown not yet seen in this Brave New World of Twitterdom. Here’s how it went down, according to Yahoo:
Johnson’s exact Twitter messages, in chronological order:
According to Yahoo! (and some of our commenters), Johnson wrote, “think bout a clever diss then that wit ur [expletive] pic. Christopher street boy. Is what us east coast cats call u.”
Once again, according to Yahoo, Christopher Street is “is a well-known New York City street which became famous as a symbol for the city’s gay-pride movement. So I guess at least you can say LJ knows a little bit about the movement, although calling someone a “fag” probably cancels out any goodwill Johnson may have generated with the gay community.
Johnson finally went deep into his bag of tricks to inform everyone that he makes more money than them:
“Still richer than u,” Johnson wrote. “Keep goin. Come play our game oopps forgot you can’t . . . . Make me regret it. Lmao. U don’t stop my checks. Lmao. So ‘tweet’ away.”
Oooh. Major burn right there. Could you imagine what Larry Johnson would do if he ever ran into a homosexual poor person? Yikes!
Of course, Johnson’s agent, Peter Schaefer, is already in damage control mode:
“I talked to Larry about it and he was focusing more on pumping up his father than anything else. He wasn’t trying to downgrade anyone … yes, everyone is frustrated after a loss like this but I wouldn’t put too much into it.”
Yeah, I can see that. I always find “pumping up” your father is to use homophobic epithets and point out how rich you are.
Although entertaining in a watching a 10-car pileup kind of way, it’s not going to take many more meltdowns like this before professional sports leagues pull the plug on its players using Twitter entirely. Then will just be left with fake athlete Twitters, but who in their right mind would take the time on one of those damn things?
LJ’s Twitter page rips Haley, uses homophobic slur [Yahoo!]
Larry Johnson continues Twitter meltdown [Pro Football Talk]
The Rather Remarkable Self Destruction Of Larry Johnson [Deadspin]
Chiefs RB Larry Johnson’s Agent Begins the Damage Control [Arrowhead Pride]