by Micah Hart
It’s a big day in the USA, with the news breaking last night that the U.S. military finally got public enemy No. 1, Osama bin Laden.
As with any big event nowadays, the bulk of the country took to social media to share their thoughts and feelings on the historic news — and that includes professional athletes.
Many NBA players had a reaction to the news, spanning a wide range of emotions and reactions to a day that many will never forget.
@MrJonBrockman (Jon Brockman) Ain’t that America! http://plixi.com/p/97962774 (photo above)
@jtthekid (Jason Thompson) Shoutout to ALL the Troops n Soliders That Sacrafice Their Lives to Make Us ALL Safe!! Luv Yall n I Saluate You!! #USA. Yessir
@hdubb21 (Hakim Warrick) Ok on a serious note #salute to all of our branches of the military….
@mopete24 (Morris Peterson) Tonight is a great night for our country…..
@Leon_Powe (Leon Powe) We got Bin Laden, this is a Historic day for the U.S.
@KingJames (LeBron James) #WoW!! Obama words are earth moving and inspiring.
@ATolliver44 (Anthony Tolliver) Unbelievable…we finally got Bin Laden! Thats some GREAT news to wake up too
@DeJuan45 (DeJuan Blair) LOL GOT eeemmmmmm!!!
@Hoya2aPacer (Roy Hibbert) Obama’s swag is thru the roof!
@mogotti25 (Mo Williams) We got his ASS. Osama Bin Laden is DEAD………..wow Obama that’s impressive
@SteveNash (Steve Nash) Since we caught Osama do I still have to take my laptop out at security?
@rudygay22 (Rudy Gay) Ok so we killed Osama. Now all we have to do is find Waldo and Carmen San Diego! Then I will be impressed!!!!
@George_Hill3 (George Hill) I’m glad we found him cause he deserved to get whatever he got for what he did the world hasn’t been the same since then…..
@mikejames7 (Mike James) The only worry Osama has now is his judgement day came.that’s what we all should worry about is our own judgement.none can run or hide 4eva
@BooBysWorld1 (Daniel Gibson) An Amazing victory for the families who lost someone close from those tragic coward attacks.. #PrayedUp
@TheReal_TMAC (Tracy McGrady) to the families that lost loved ones on 9/11, we keep you in hearts and prayers
@CDOUGLASROBERTS (Chris Douglas-Roberts) It cost us (USA) roughly $1,188,263,000,000 to kill that………..guy. But we #winning though. Haaaa. (Sarcasm)
@jrich23 (Jason Richardson) Now that we have confirm deaths on both Bin Laden & Sadam a few yrs ago, can they bring all of out troops home now?
@ReggieEvans30 (Reggie Evans) I feel like that dude Osama Bin Laden is not dead.
(UPDATE) This is a basketball blog people, and we cover the NBA, which is why we posted how many NBA players reacted to yesterday’s historic events. We are not trying to stir up controversy or start political discussions — there are plenty of other places to have those conversations if you want them. If you can’t be nice to each other, your comments will be deleted.