Mean Tweets, Jimmy Kimmel Live

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These basketball players are trading turnovers for Twitter. 

Jimmy Kimmel Live aired a brand new edition of #MeanTweets on Thursday night. Spoiler alert: the gaffes are definitely slam dunks. 

James Harden was among the players with a frown. "James Harden always looks like he's just about to lead the Israelites through the Red Sea," a critic wrote of the Houston Rockets shooting guard. 

While it didn't get a chuckle out of Harden, Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan couldn't help but crack up at one naysayer. "I bet DeAndre Jordan is so bad at free throws because his eyes are so close together," a tweet read. 

"These people are mean," he quipped. 

Meanwhile, Shaquille O'Neal defended his weight in a Thursday afternoon preview clip. 

"Shaq is not Shaquille O'Neal anymore," the tweet began. "He's old and fat…if he lost weight he'd be better, but I can't say much. I'm addicted to eating, too."

The basketball superstar had one thing to say in return: "Fat boys gotta stick together!"

Jimmy Kimmel, Mean Tweets, NBA

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As promised, the full segment arrived late Thursday night, with plenty more social media taunts for the basketball pros, including legend Magic Johnson

"Magic Johnson becoming GM is just another reminder that any stupid person can do anything they set their mind to," a critic tweeted. We think his face said it all. 

Check out the entire segment in the clip above and visit E!'s gallery for all of Kimmel's #MeanTweets. 

(Originally published June 1, 2017 at 10:33 a.m. PST)

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