Just like last year, we're showcasing the people, ideas and memes that made Deadspin 2009 shine. Today: Sports Twitterers.
Charlie Villanueva Tweeted from the locker room at halftime, was predictably fined. Football and tennis preemptively banned their athletes from following suit.
The media remained unaware of Nate Robinson's arrest until he complained about the cops to his Twitter followers.
Michael Beasley forgot to crop the weed baggie out of his Twitpic.
Shawne Merriman and Tila Tequila waged their war of words online.
Dick Vitale discovered Twitter. The Internet, inexplicably, remains up.
Gilbert Arenas decided he wouldn't Tweet until he reached a million followers. He has almost 9,000.
Joshua Cribbs's wife decided he was underpaid.
Dwight Howard sued his baby mama for posting pictures of their son.
Ray Allen posted one very misdirected Tweet.