The Chirp

This is The Chirp, your all-inclusive look at the best observations, jokes and photos that athletes have recently shared on social media. Because while not every story can be told in 140 characters… some can:

Cavs forward Kevin Love on  his decision to go back to Cleveland:

Knicks guard Jerian Grant and more on the Oprah-fication of NBA free agency:

………EVERYBODY GETS A MAX CONTRACT!!!!!! — ⚜♚⚜ (@QBronald) July 1, 2015

Giants guard Geoff Schwartz & former NFL wide receiver Plaxico Burress on guaranteed-money envy:

Olympic figure skater Ashley Wagner on the worst vibe-killer of all—rules:

Pistons guard Jodie Meeks on the bright side of haters:

Former NFL punter Chris Kluwe on appearances:

Ravens lineman John Urschel on important questions:

It is weird that every time I see a stat about the number of NFL players without a degree, I feel guilty for not having my PhD yet? — John Urschel (@MathMeetsFball) July 1, 2015

USWNT goalkeeper and World Cup finalist Hope Solo on having something to smile about:

Lions wide receiver Lance Moore and Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin on #ThatAwkwardMoment:

IndyCar driver Sage Karam on coming through in the clutch:

Redskins tight end Niles Paul on the stress of read receipts:

Bears guard Kyle Long breaks some news:

Pops just told me he is making a comeback… In a different sport — Kyle (@Ky1eLong) July 1, 2015

Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman and more on Canada Day:

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook on being the emoji you want to see in the world:

And finally, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant… #justsayin: