20 Hilarious Tweets From The Rockets' Social Media Guy Who Got Fired

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Oh, when faux outrage wins. *Sigh*

Seemingly because offending anyone is grounds for being fired, the Houston Rockets axed their now former Director of Communications on Wednesday, just a day after said employee posted a tweet that featured an *clears throat* unsavory sequence of emoji.

In a quote delivered to the Houston Chronicle, the fired employee, Chad Shanks, made sure to clear the air for anyone who was deeply offended by the tweet.

I didn’t mean to advocate violence toward animals.

Right. The crazy thing about all of this is that the Rockets' account used to be known for having the best tweets of all NBA teams. And after going through their account, we can see why.

Here are the 20 best tweets during the NBA Playoffs from the Rockets' old Twitter guy:

Worth 1,000 words

THAT SLAM! pic.twitter.com/LCnkVVF58A — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 29, 2015

For those of you keeping score at home

How many wins we got this series? pic.twitter.com/ODlPwKB7oV — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 25, 2015

Rejections should be simple

No. https://t.co/f21rvR5LvU — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 19, 2015

I've seen worse ideas

.@StateFarm have you considered a commercial with John Smith, twin of Josh Smith? He's born to assist. — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 22, 2015

There's the humble brag...

We got bored with threes. https://t.co/z5eIuSrZ1u — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 22, 2015

Two words recognized on playgrounds across America

Gimme dat. https://t.co/UuiBGKJ2PN — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 22, 2015

Then there's the brag brag...

Rockets win! Beat Mavs 111-99 to go up 2-0 in the series. #Predictable Howard: 28p/12r Harden: 24p/6a Smith: 15p/9a pic.twitter.com/7VKFuIrISD — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 22, 2015

This guy's got the memes on deck

Just letting James shoot uncontested? pic.twitter.com/gWHe2qSk4J — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 24, 2015

#CreepLife

Why you creepin? pic.twitter.com/fy11o0rRgb — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 29, 2015

This is pretty accurate, tbh

Barea driving on Dwight: pic.twitter.com/7ks2kr88YX — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 22, 2015

Just checking...

5 blocks is good? pic.twitter.com/RGO9rt2TyP — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 19, 2015

And people says Greek life isn't cool anymore

Broke Phi Broke https://t.co/0xdvBok9vk — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 22, 2015

Getting an eyewitness account, expert journalism

This happened https://t.co/mVT8qyHomN — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 25, 2015

Armchair quarterback

DO THAT THING WHERE JOSH THROWS IT UP TO DWIGHT ON EVERY PLAY! — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 22, 2015

LOL

"It looks like you're going to a funeral." "Maybe I am." pic.twitter.com/7orZFs1aYu — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 26, 2015

Definitely the professional way to handle disappointment

Dallas 121. Houston 109. Rockets lead 3-1. pic.twitter.com/6JcsqDyLb4 — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 27, 2015

We know what it says, but we couldn't resist

Here's the box score after 3. Don't look at it. pic.twitter.com/4uC6YseMEC — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 27, 2015

Quoting Ludacris? Boss

Move. Get out the way, get out the way. https://t.co/HPuW586xHf — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 29, 2015

By far, the best (lighten up)

The Houston Rockets fired social media manager Chad Shanks on Wednesday because of this pic.twitter.com/V3ZShTZ89p — Doctor NBA (@DoctorNBA) April 29, 2015