Social media has made players more accessible than ever before.
Twitter has completely changed how celebrities interact with their fans and haters, and NBA players are prime examples for just how incredible it can be. Many of our favorite players have Twitter accounts where they inevitably vent, talk to groupies, show off their comedic chops, and, in many cases, let the world know how they feel about current events.
Social media has given players their own voice and encourages open and honest communication between the players and their fans on a level unseen in the past. Can you imagine how many reckless tweets would have been sent out by Charles Barkley if he was a 23-year-old playing today?