From the NBA Finals and the French Open final to the season finale of Game Of Thrones, there was plenty of quality programming on television this week. Like the rest of us, prominent athletes were riveted -- and commenting on Twitter.
As per usual, the top athlete tweets ranged insightful to bewildering, with references ranging from Craigslist roommates to the latest summer blockbusters. At least one athlete flirted with Kate Upton while another sent out a defiant message after being sentenced to 30 days in jail. Troublingly, one of the sports world's Twitter all-stars briefly quit the social media platform. Thankfully, his absence didn't last very long.
We've once again scoured our timeline from the past week to bring you what we believe to be the best of the best that athletes have to offer via Twitter. Let us know which athlete you believe had this week's best tweet.
Chad Johnson, retired NFL WR
The butt-slap heard round the world. Buttslapgate. Buttmaggedon.
Jared Dudley, Phoenix Suns
Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers
Superman watching Superman. How postmodern.
Ben Gordon, Charlotte Bobcats
Roy Hibbert, Indiana Pacers
Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
Dirk's one word diagnosis for the Spurs' Game 3 offensive barrage, and he would know. He's seen that display firsthand once or twice in his career.
Donte Stallworth, Washington Redskins
Who would have taken Stallworth to be an apparent political junkie? Although be careful, Donte...in tweeting Greenwald the NSA is probably now monitoring your account.
Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins
John Axford, Milwaukee Brewers
I see what you did there, John. Can't knock the hustle.
Tavaris Jackson, Seattle Seahawks
Very encouraging to see Jackson maintain a lighthearted outlook after being released by Buffalo.
Julius Hodge, ex-NBA guard
Julius Hodge, cont.
Colby Armstrong, Montreal Canadiens
Darren Sharper, retired Safety
Easy there, Darren.
Casey Coleman, Chicago Cubs
Antonio Garay, New York Jets
Well now we know what's on Garay's iPod playlist.
Andy Roddick, retired Tennis player
Andy Roddick, cont.
Bryan Petersen, Miami Marlins
So true, dude. So true.
Ryan Rowland-Smith, Pawtucket Red Sox
Brandon Snyder, Pawtucket Red Sox
Bernard Berrian, free agent WR
Berrian's much more of a Rachel Maddow guy.
Shawne Merriman, retired linebacker
Paul Bissonnette, Phoenix Coyotes
Metta World Peace, Los Angeles Lakers
World Peace made noise on Sunday night when he claimed he was entering a self-impossed Twitter exile.
Metta World Peace, cont.
...Welp, that exile lasted all of about 2 hours.