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When Steve Buckhantz Was Given a Twitter Lesson by The WizzNutzz

Updated: March 6, 2014


[via @stevebuckhantz and @wzzntzz]

As newer (and older) folks get integrated and accustomed to social media (because everyone is jumping off that bridge; actually, it’s pretty cool; there’s water below), it’s up to kindhearted veterans of the trade’s tools, such as Twitter, to edu-ba-cate the young (or old) bucks (or Buckhantzes) during their adjustment period.

Kindhearted souls such as those of japes, a world without grammar, and Jahidi White thongs: @wzzntzz (www.wizznutzz.com, for the older generations).

Steve Buckhantz is whatever level exists beyond institution. He is his own society.

We’ve sometimes interacted over my years covering the Wizards. Polite chit-chat, etc.; nothing substantial. Call me the 6th grader walking by the cool high school kids smoking cigarettes by the tree where the cool high school kids hang out, and as the 12-year-old barely knowing what one knows and barely having seen what one has seen, you respect the presence of the institution with nary a glance.

Buckhantz is in his 58th year of life and his 17th season as a television voice of the Washington Wizards. Who knows where he came from (or rather, who came before him), but simply: “Buck” is.

Recently, Buck joined the Twitter conversation: @SteveBuckhantz.

It started on Nov. 25, 2013, with back-to-back tweets of the same picture of Marcin Gortat; has included a funny, frustrated tweet about the Redskins; has really and ‘totally’ supported the team; and has added an extra bonus to Wizards coverage for fans in a ‘Hey, he tweets during games!’ / cool, basketball-watching young grandpa type of way.

On Wednesday night, Mr. Buckhantz was taught a social media lesson by none other than the WizzNutzz. It wasn’t a harsh lesson. And what was learned is not always evident. But hearts shall be blessed, perhaps by Brazilian Nene, who texted, “Great stuff guys. Night, night,” to teammates after a big win in Philly, that Internet connections—friends—were made and Twitter tips where shared, with love.

Not all Storify accounts need to be long, especially lessons. Put on your thinking caps, let’s go over this once more.

(Pro Tip: Periods not needed before hashtags.)




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Kyle founded TAI in 2007 and has been weaving in and out the world of Wizards ever since, ducking WittmanFaces, jumping over G-Wiz, and avoiding stints on the DNP-Conditioning list. He has covered the Washington pro basketball team as a member of the media since 2009. Kyle currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, loves basketball, and has no pets.