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Bucks' Brandon Jennings has Twitter feud with Jordan Farmar impostor

January 12, 2010 | 11:12 am

Milwaukee Bucks rookie guard Brandon Jennings thought his barbs via Twitter with Lakers backup guard Jordan Farmar had reached ridiculous heights.

Jennings posted to a friend on his Twitter page ”hit my phone I’ll tell you the real on that Farmar thing." He threw these haymakers:

--“Jennings (YUNGBUCK3) tweeted: “nah i was just telling the homie how thirsty you are. That’s all. But I’m not going to make this a big thing.”

--Jennings: “but I’m not going to beef with you. See you should be worried about your spot. Shannon Brown??? That’s all imma say.”"

Too bad Jennings overplayed his hand. Mike Trudell of Lakers.com recently confirmed with Farmar that the Twitter account in his name was a fake, and the JFarmar1 screen name has since been suspended. Though the responses may very well be coming from a crazed fan, Farmar's fake tweets would've made for a great feud.

--JFarmar1 tweeted: “You started with the smack talking, and I ended it with the 2 threes. We even? Cool.” Farmar then threw this subtle jab at Jennings: “On a side note, Tyreke Evans really doing his thing. My pick for Rookie of the Year, no doubt. No one comes close.”

As far as their on-court play, Farmar said the chippiness during the Lakers' 95-77 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks were rooted in their local connections. Farmar (a Woodland Hills Taft product) had 17 points on five of eight shooting while Jennings (a Dominguez High standout) scored 11 points but on a four of 17 clip.

"We were getting a little fired up and going back and forth," Farmar said after the game. "It was all competitive nature. It was a fun competition. He's been playing great basketball and has come a long way. He gets to run a team."

"He's doing a good job. I'm just trying to do my job here and help us win championships."

While we're on the topic of Jennings, he is the first player to skip college, play professionally in Europe and then land in the NBA. Lakers Coach Phil Jackson had a humorous take on whether more players will follow suit.

-- Mark Medina

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