Brandon Jennings' Haters Win The Battle, But Won't Win The War

Travis WackerCorrespondent IJanuary 13, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10:  Jordan Farmar #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers is fouled as he drives to the basket by Brandon Jennings #3 of the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half at Staples Center on January 10, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Now unless you've been living under a rock, you should know about the Brandon Jennings and Jordan Farmar discussion. The trash-talking started on the court when the Milwaukee Bucks traveled to Los Angeles to take on the Lakers on January 10th.

We know that Brandon Jennings, drafted 10th by the Bucks is this past draft, has had his share of highlights including a 55-point outburst in Milwaukee against Golden State on November 14. But what has happened lately ranks right up there in interesting things that have happened in his young career.

After the aforementioned Los Angeles game, Jennings started talking on his Twitter account (not currently in existence anymore). After that, a person then created an account (no longer in existence) saying he was Jordan Farmar. Now at the time, it was assumed that this was the real Jordan Farmar running the account.

Jennings and the impostor started to exchange tweets. These tweets drew national attention from reporters such as Jemele Hill, Yahoo! Sports "Ball Don't Lie" blogger J.E. Skeets and Mark Medina, a Lakers blogger for the LA Times. While Hill's participation was absolutely minor, Skeets and Medina went on to add to their blogs.

It appears as if Medina and Skeets had their fare share of free-time so they decided to read and quote the tweets in their articles. I'm not going to post the quotes, but I'll post the links to the blogs at the end of this article.

Now what confuses me as a Journalism and Mass Communication Major at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is as to why the posts are still up after they've been proven invalid due to an impostor.

Jennings has been known to "keep it 100". This meaning he doesn't step around the bush; he tells it how he see's it. Myself (@tjwacker) and two other Twitter users (@royalty414 and @BREWERPRIDE) are just a few of the fans that admire Brandon for keeping it 100. Though keeping it 100 has gained him some haters.

Due to the amount of haters and the blogs posted, Jennings announced yesterday evening that he was going to delete his Twitter account. He has since followed through. However, he also added that he would create a private/protected account and follow his true fans so they can follow him back. It has not been confirmed yet as to whether or not he has followed through with the latter.

In my opinion, it was a smart move by Brandon to delete the account. He doesn't need all the negativity in his young career. It appears as if the rookie will prove himself in the long-run, thus hushing the haters (or at least most of them). But for now, the "Yung Buck" will continue to do his thing on the court and we'll just have to wait and see if he resurfaces on Twitter.


LA Times Blog Post:

Ball Don't Lie Blog Post: