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Will The Real Tim Duncan Please Tweet?

4/9/2010 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tim Duncan claims he was booted from his Twitter account ... because he's not the 6'11" NBA star by the same name.

Will The Real Tim Duncan Please Tweet?
The white Tim tells us he got an email from Twitter Tuesday informing him they were shutting down his account because they believed he was trying to "impersonate" the Black, much taller Tim Duncan.

For some reason Twitter had a change of heart yesterday and his account was re-activated.

We reached out to Twitter and we're still waiting for an explanation ... in 140 characters or less, of course.

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Thunder Thighs    

wow, fuck twitter.

1471 days ago
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Wyatt    

First!

1471 days ago
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hot don    

this is 'tarded. Tim Duncan seems to be a pretty common name. Now if the dude was under the name "Shaquille O'Neal," that'd be a different story. Not only is Twitter in the wrong by trialin' this dude, but they create an internet faux pas by suspending his account because he happens to share the same name with a famous person. Twitter sucks btw, how many posts do I have to read where someone posts "just got back from the store and bought cage-free eggs"? Ya know, like who gives an eff?!

1471 days ago
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wyatt    

Who do both pictures look like mug shots lol

1471 days ago
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Dirt Burger    

Gee, big deal, another idiot who is going to tell us what he had for lunch. Cancel Twitter, it's silly

1471 days ago
6.

pro    

Thats is so crazy...


1471 days ago
7.

wyatt    

why*

1471 days ago
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Thunder Thighs    

Twitter is for narcissistic losers. In the old days, people would go to the store, buy their tampons, sit in traffic, leave work and cook their dinner without broadcasting it to the rest of the world, now menial boring insignificant routine is now important, everyone wants to be a reality tv star, and unfortunately Twitter is the perfect vehicle for losers to tell the rest of the world their boring laundry. VERY sad. It's for attention whores, period. Twatter users can explain their away ramblings as staying in touch, but we live in a society now where everyone wants their 15 minutes, even if it's sharing the contents of their toilet bowl after a bad burrito.

1471 days ago
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CriticAl    

He should change is name to that..."The WHITE Time Duncan".

1471 days ago
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CriticAl    

Crap...I meant to type "Tim".

1471 days ago
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Dorinha    

...and yet my "Fyvush Finkel" Twitter account remains deactivated. I smell a double standard.

1471 days ago
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Maniacal Zebra    

Does Twitter really thing that each of the 6 billion people in the world have a unique name? Tim Duncan just doesn't seem all that unusual. Give me a break.

1470 days ago
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Ummmhmmm    

Well I DO have a famous persons name and I CANT get a Twitter account because of it --atleast not under my actual name !
What sux even more ?I was born a few yrs before her ?So technically I AM the original not she ...

1470 days ago
14.

Ron    

Great story, love the 140 characters or less joke . . . Tweet jokes are always hoot.

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1470 days ago
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messygirl    

There are a lot of people in the world with low IQs -- many probably work at Twitter.

1470 days ago
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