Last night, amidst the flurry of Sharknado 2: The Second One tweets, our twitter account (@rockmnation: give us a follow why don't ya) made a silly little joke.
Everyone is busy watching Sharknado 2, I'm looking forward to watching Torren "Torrenado" Jones (@bigtallblackman) during basketball season— Rock M Nation (@rockmnation) July 31, 2014
Funny, right? (follow @rockmnation for butt-loads of great tweets like that) We thought it would be a fun pop-culture reference and nothing more, but how wrong we were. You see, that tweet sparked a conversation. This conversation was eventually noticed by Torren Jones himself, who – judging by his response – seemed to enjoy the "Torrenado" nickname quite a bit.
@BenDuBose @rockmnation I think so too !!— YoungTjones (@bigtallblackman) July 31, 2014
After taking the proper time to respect the fact that Jones has one of the best handles in the Twitter game, I realized that he had thrown down the gauntlet. This is a star-in-the-making for the Missouri basketball team, and here he is asking for a dope photoshop of himself. How could I let this opportunity pass me up?
I knew what I had to do. I took it upon myself to give back to the player who had given so much for my alma mater. This, friends, is the result.
Coming soon, to basketball courts near you:
– – UPDATE – –
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/rockmnation">@rockmnation</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/JackPeglow">@JackPeglow</a> that's sick good looks on the edit !!</p>— YoungTjones (@bigtallblackman) <a href="https://twitter.com/bigtallblackman/statuses/494884151829741568">July 31, 2014</a></blockquote>
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