The NBA said no more hate speech on social media and the teams are doing beautifully


Sometimes saccharin sweet beats bitter and angry when it comes to dealing with your enemies.

A new memo, issued by the NBA prohibits teams from bullying each other on social media.

We want teams to be aware of the NBA's rules with respect to the use of social media by teams. As with in-game entertainment, teams are prohibited from mocking and/or ridiculing opponents (including teams, players, team personnel (including owners) and opponents' home cities) and game officials on social media in any form, including through statements, pictures or videos.

The decision follows a heated exchange between the Memphis Grizzlies player Chandler Parsons and Portland Trailer Blazers C J McCollum on Twitter:

On Saturday, the Atlanta Hawks and the Sacramento Kings took the NBA’s word as law, and this is the exchange the followed:

They couldn't stop complimenting each other...

It was... Weird...

They even praised each other's uniforms...

And the Hawks called the Kings' green jerseys "special"

The lack of animosity was bizarre

The praise just. Kept. Coming.

The Kings encouraged the Hawks in their game...

Seriously. The Hawks even quoted High School Musical:

People on the internet loved the tongue-in-cheek exchange:


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