There was a time when Twitter was a brand new phenomenon—a forum for athletes to spout off about whatever they wanted to without being monitored, coached or reprimanded by publicists.

It was a simpler, yet wilder, time.

Imgur user Nbaplayertweets has sifted through the archives of many NBA players to find the best worst Tweets these dudes posted before becoming household names, and before college and pro teams had such strict social media rules in place.

The curated collection includes Tweets that will make you feel all kinds of things. Some are hilarious, some are racist, some are homophobic, some are offensive in other ways, some don’t even make sense, and most would be deemed a public relations nightmare if their authors sent them out today.

Also, the grammar and spelling mistakes are rampant.

Here are just a few from the virtual goldmine: