Kobe Bryant and More NBA Players Read "Mean Tweets" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Charles Barkley, Andre Drummond, Kevin Love, Scottie Pippen and Jalen Rose uncover nasty comments on Twitter

By Zach Johnson Jun 01, 2018 12:15 PMTags

Just after Game 1 of the NBA Finals, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! presented a special edition of "Mean Tweets" Thursday night. The players are accustomed to dealing with trash talk on the basketball court, but it's nothing compared to what strangers have said about them on Twitter.

Watch the video to see how Charles Barkley, Kobe Bryant, Jimmy Butler, Andre Drummond, DeAaron Fox, Draymond Green, Kevin Love, Tracy McGrady, Rachel Nichols, Scottie Pippen, Glenn Robinson, Jalen Rose, Ben Simmons and Stephen A. Smith react to the "Mean Tweets."

The responses vary, with some of the athletes and broadcasters laughing, while others fire back. Spoiler alert: You'll want to see one of the players sing a bit of Seal's "Kiss From a Rose."

Hot tip for JR Smith: After last night's major mistake, you might want to stay off Twitter.

Be sure to check out more "Mean Tweets" from past episodes:

Jake Owen

"Jake Owen can lick a fat pimple covered d--k. And so can all you fake f--king 'country' people with your boots and flannels."

Kacey Musgraves



"The guys in @MidlandOfficial all look like sacha baron cohen in various disguises."

Scotty McCreery

"It's great to see that @ScottyMcCreery finally grew out of looking like a creepy kid and blossomed into a creepy looking adult."

Rascal Flatts

"People who say nickelback is the worst band obviously haven't heard rascal flatts."

Old Dominion

"I'd rather leave my pecker hanging out of my church pants than listen to an Old Dominion album."

Luke Combs

"Luke Combs looks like the human manifestation of cornbread."

Dan + Shay

"I bet Dan and Shay touch d--ks."

Thomas Rhett

"I bet Thomas Rhett's jeans are bedazzled."

Ashley McBryde

"Who the f--k is ashley mcbryde all i know is black people."

Jon Pardi

"Jon Pardi sucks. About as talented as the baja men."

Lauren Alaina

"I listened to Lauren Alaina today and cried. Not because she touched my heart or anything. Her voice busted my windows."

Michael Ray

"'Michael Ray' a rising country singer who looks like a pornhub j--z pig has a new album out called 'Anus.'"

Dierks Bentley

"Dierks Bentley sucks and I'll be happy to tell him about it Saturday at his concert."

Brothers Osborne

"The band Brothers Osborne sucks monkey balls! #sucksmonkeyballs"

Cole Swindell

"Cole Swindle is ass cheeks."

Miley Cyrus

"Miley Cyrus is a smelly pirate hooker"


"G-eazy is like the American cheese of cheeses or like the boxed wine of wines or some other s--tty thing."



Gwen Stefani

"Gwen Stefani really is the worst thing to ever happen. Period. Full stop. #UghBarf"

Luke Combs

"Peep the fact that Luke Combs looks like the guy who changes your oil at Jiffy Lube"

ScHoolboy Q

"Shout out to school boy q, he uglier than a mother f--ker"

Elvis Costello

"Elvis Costello is a really great artist. If you're a hipster a--hole."


"P!nk is aging pretty well for a pig"


"I would rather stab myself in the taint than hear another Nickelback song."

Jason Mraz

"Why is Jason Mraz the unofficial soundtrack for s--t BBQs?"


"Korn. F--k those guys more than nickelback."


"I like some of halsey's songs but my god she sings like a goat being f--ked in the ass"

The Chainsmokers

"One of my employees was talking about how the chainsmokers are actually pretty good and don't deserve all the hate. So I fired him."

Luke Bryan

"People say I should be more positive. Ok. I'm positive that Luke Bryan is a horse-toothed, d--kless, air-humping doofus."

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