Though Shaquille O'Neal has been on Twitter for some time, he recently posted his first in-game tweet.
The Suns All-Star center admitted to the tweet, poking fun at an incident in which another NBA player got in trouble with his coach for twittering at halftime.
@THE_REAL_SHAQ (Phoenix, AZ): Shhhhhhh
Shaq isn't the only well-known athlete twittering, as Lance Armstrong was providing updates on his injury Monday:
@lancearmstrong (Spain): I'm alive! Broken clavicle (right). Hurts like hell for now. Surgery in a couple of days. Thanks for all the well wishes.
Newly retired baseball pitcher Curt Schilling and NASCAR driver Ryan Newman are also posting regular Tweets.
Are these athletes blazing a new trail for more Twit-Jocks to follow? If so, is this a good trend? Here are a few Tweets on the subject:
@BrentWalkerJr (Cleveland, OH): Dang Shaq!! Word bout you twittering at halftime leaked to the media...its on ESPN.Com! Can't a man tweet in peace? haha
@SRegular (Louisville, KY): Is there really anything wrong with twittering if you are an NBA star like Shaq even if it's during a game at halftime?
@ronniefauss Had a dream last night where shaq and i were on a road trip, to mexico in a chevy nova, twittering the whole way!
@MamaCharlo Why didn't Shaq get in trouble for Twittering?
@BazzBrinca twittering while at werk is not as cool as shaq twittering at halftime during his game.now dats mad funny