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Watch NBA Players Hilariously Read Mean Tweets about Themselves

"If anything ever happens to the guy that does the voice for Cookie Monster...I can sleep at night knowing we have Dikembe Mutombo as backup."

Jimmy Kimmel loves to invite celebrities to read mean tweets about themselves on his late-night talk show. On Sunday night he asked NBA players to do the honors. Players recited tweets that ranged from light digs — like “Damarcus Cousins is an emotional lesbian” — to some legitimately cruel and profanity-ridden rants.

Some of the athletes simply read the tweets and move on, but others sling back an insult or two. Jeremy Lin, for example, reads the following message: “Jermy lin needs to git the weight room” and swiftly replies, “You need to GIT the spell check.”

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