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Any time tragedy strikes in this country, stars from all walks of life tend to take to social media to rely their thoughts and prayers and best wishes to those affected. On Wednesday, our nation was shocked by another mass shooting within our borders, this time in San Bernardino, California. Los Angeles Lakers center Roy Hibbert went to his Twitter account to send out a message of sympathy and compassion, but it did not exactly translate very well in the heat of the moment.

Hibbert’s intent was actually well-placed here, and the message he attempted to convey was the real life horror was more important than the results of some basketball games. Perhaps he could have left out the reference to the struggles of the Lakers on the basketball court though. He has certainly had plenty of feedback in response to the tweet.


About Kevin McGuire

Contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Previously contributed to NBCSports.com. Host of the Locked On Nittany Lions Podcast. FWAA member and Philadelphia-area resident.