- The Houston Rockets posed as new Twitter owner Elon Musk
- The social media team posted a hilarious message that fooled all of its followers
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The news making headlines this week was about Elon Musk’s purchase of social media platform Twitter.
The $45 billion expenditure will allow the new owner to make the app less moderated, which he’s long complained about in the past. Love it or hate it, Musk’s rule over the platform will hold for at least the near future.
Users can either choose to continue using the social media app the same as before, stop using completely, or, in our favorite scenario, have some fun with the recent news surrounding Twitter.
That’s just what one NBA team chose to do on Thursday.
Musk has been shooting off tweets left and right this week, noting a variety of different things that he plans to buy after purchasing Twitter. Along with those purchases, he mentions the things he’s planning to change in order to improve said hypothetical acquisitions.
The hilarious exchanges include buying McDonald’s to fix the ice cream machines or putting the coke back in Coca-Cola.
Next I’m buying Coca-Cola to put the cocaine back in
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 28, 2022
The Houston Rockets decided to follow suit, posting a hysterical tweet online that fooled a number of followers.
Houston Rockets fool everyone into thinking they’re Elon Musk
After I buy Twitter, I'm going to make it illegal for the Houston Rockets not to get the first pick in the 2022 NBA Draft
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 28, 2022
The Rockets tricked everyone on Thursday, changing their Twitter name and profile picture to that of Elon Musk. Upon making the switch, they posted a tweet reading, “After I buy Twitter, I’m going to make it illegal for the Houston Rockets not to get the first pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.”
Here’s a picture of the original.
For when you change back, lol pic.twitter.com/B5h04oG9Rc
— Michael Schwab (@michaelschwab13) April 28, 2022
The sly change fooled followers into believing that Elon Musk was concerned about the Rockets’ upcoming draft interests.
Social Media reacts to the hilarious joke
When folks started to figure out what was going on, they began posting on the feed. The reaction from followers is hysterical.
Elon banning your account after he sees this pic.twitter.com/YGFIfAnrzH
— shamus (@shamus_clancy) April 28, 2022
This is something we definitely don't have stats for
— Basketball Reference (@bball_ref) April 28, 2022
ok Rockets you got me for a sec lol 😂
— djriddler (@djriddler) April 28, 2022
— jason concepcion (@netw3rk) April 28, 2022
— Lisa Carter Garcia (@LisaKCarter) April 28, 2022
Now THAT’S an agenda I can fully support! 🚀🚀 https://t.co/hOyupqKB4l
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 28, 2022
Huge W for the Rockets’ media team.