People in Sports Who Share TMI on Social Media

Giancarlo Ferrari-KingFeatured ColumnistAugust 24, 2014

People in Sports Who Share TMI on Social Media

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    When it comes to social media, there are plenty of athletes who share way too much information with the general public.

    There's no set name for these kind of people, but for the sake of this article, let's refer to them as "TMIs." TMIs aren't just athletes. They can be your next-door neighbors, your childhood friends or even your parents. But what they all have in common is that they share everything with everyone without a sense of boundaries.

    After browsing through the old Internet and finding a few culprits, it's time now to cast a light and expose these people who hide out in the world of sports.

Kobe Bryant

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    Kobe Bryant doesn't share a lot, but when he does, it's disgusting.

    After injuring his Achilles in 2013 with the Los Angeles Lakers, Bryant took to Instagram to broadcast a gruesome picture depicting the surgery he underwent. It's horrendously graphic, so please, view at your own risk.

    By now all of you should already know that the Black Mamba does what the Black Mamba wants.

Adrian Clayborn

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    Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn loves using social media, and there's nothing wrong with that. The only problem is, he loves it so much that he tends to share stuff we don't need to know about.

    Here's a wonderful example of that: Clayborn once tweeted that he "burnt" his chest when he was cooking bacon. As if that wasn't enough information, he finished the tweet by saying, "taste good tho."

    In the big man's defense, when you use social media as much as he does, you're bound to fall into that dreaded TMI territory at least once.

Floyd Mayweather

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    Floyd Mayweather's Instagram is the definition of too much information. Don't get me wrong, some of the stuff he posts is fantastic. Shots of his shiny Bugatti collection with the song "Bugatti" by Ace Hood in the background is always an entertaining way to kill time when you're at work.

    But sometimes Money Mayweather's videos can be excessive.

    Recently, we all had to bear witness as he was bathed in a tub by an unnamed woman, with the caption "This is how I get my day started, everyday" slugged underneath it.

    Come on, Floyd, really? No one needs to see that.

Joel Embiid

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    Let me get this out of the way before we go any further: Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is a social media legend. His Twitter game is stronger than Brock Lesnar, and his Instagram skills aren't too far behind.

    He uses the Internet as his playground and makes the rest of his peers look like chumps when compared to his brilliance. But even the great ones falter at times.

    Embiid sometimes takes things a bit too far. Again, like Clayborn, if you stay on social media long enough, you eventually will slip up. Luckily, the former Kansas Jayhawk always finds a way to make up for it with his prolific trolling and amusing shoutouts to Kim Kardashian West.

Jose Canseco

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    It brings tears to your eyes if you're old enough to remember that back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Jose Canseco was actually popular. Since his steroid-aided career came to an end, he's been one of the biggest trolls on social media.

    He's started a Twitter war with Shaquille O'Neal (Warning: Language NSFW), and he shamelessly promotes his shoddy business ventures.

    However, the main reason Canseco finds his name on this list is because of his obsession with his current fiancee. Seriously, just sign on to Twitter and check it out.

    Love is great, and hopefully everyone finds it at some point during his or her life, but Canseco manages to take things to the next level—a level none of us ever needed to witness.

Tony Jefferson

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    Of all the professional athletes lurking around on social media, Arizona Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson is the winner when it comes to the wonderful "abusing Twitter" category. The guy is just nonstop with it. Sure, some of his tweets are amazing, but the bulk of them are "put you to sleep" drivel.

    There should be some sort of social media police to stop guys like this. Does anyone want to start a Kickstarter campaign?

    Look, expressing yourself is great and all, but when you get down to talking about everyday stuff, you need to take a step back and reevaluate your social media game.

Arian Foster

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    Note to self: Don't let Houston Texans running back Arian Foster chill in your hot tub.

    When he's not out on the gridiron making defenders miss, Foster is sharing too much information on social media. Twitter is his weapon of choice when he's saturating the public with knowledge.

    The latest example of Foster's "creativity" on Twitter was his social commentary about urinating in hot tubs. "I don't think I've ever not peed in the hot tub," Arian "Hemingway" Foster shared with the world.

    What a lovely, and I mean lovely, sentiment from the Texans star.

Metta World Peace

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    As a human being, Metta World Peace is one of a kind. As a musician, he sounds like a Muppet that collided with beats made by a middle schooler.

    World Peace usually brings it on social media. Despite that, sometimes he gets carried away and starts endorsing his music with no regard for the good people who hang around Twitter.

    The guy has millions of dollars worth of NBA contracts to fall back on. Come on, Metta, do we really need to remember that My World is still available on iTunes?

Darnell Dockett

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    It's tough to hate on Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett for many reasons. First, he can really get after people on Twitter and provide us with timeless entertainment—just ask AJ McCarron. Secondly, he isn't afraid to share his opinions.

    But for all the greatness Dockett has provided the world with, he's also shared a ton of stuff that no one needs to ever know about. Take two seconds out of your busy day and peruse around his Twitter account. That's the only way you'll be able to understand exactly what this slide is all about.

Chris Kluwe

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    Chris Kluwe's Twitter handle is @ChrisWarcraft. That alone should tell you just how much this dude loves video games.

    There's nothing wrong with relaxing, unwinding and playing a little FIFA 14 or Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. So, if you get down in that world, this slide isn't for you. But if you are one of those people who hate video games and/or can't stand what they represent, following Kluwe on social media will drive you up a wall.

    He constantly streams himself playing a variety of games on Twitch and constantly tweets about it.

    Shoutout to Kluwe for having a hobby. But maybe he can scale it back just a tad bit for the rest of us who follow him?