With both #BannedForLife and #LifetimeBan topping Twitter’s trending list as NBA Commissioner Adam Silver meted out Donald Sterling’s punishment Tuesday afternoon, it wasn’t long before Pete Rose began trending as well.
Who else thought "Pete Rose" right when Adam Silver said "banned for life?"
— Zach McCrite (@BigEZ) April 29, 2014
Quite a few.
Now Pete Rose needs to be reinstated and all will be right in the world
— Ben Aaron (@NenBorris) April 29, 2014
Seriously, guys. We need to all pitch in and help Pete Rose buy the Clippers. #NBA
— Chip Chantry (@ChipChantry) April 29, 2014
So, by comparison, Pete Rose doesn't seem like such a terrible guy now? Should be in the HOF
— posterdan™ (@posterdan) April 29, 2014
Pete Rose immediately leaks a tape of himself talking about how much he loves black people, in hopes to reverse his lifetime ban.
— KorkedBats.com (@korkedbats) April 29, 2014
It's not so bad, Donald – Pete Rose
— Patrick McLellan (@pmclellan) April 29, 2014
Now will someone please let Pete Rose back into baseball?! To think he's on the same banned playing field is horrible.
— shannonfarren (@shannonfarren) April 29, 2014
soooooo….can we let Pete Rose in the hall of fame now? all he did was place a bet.
— THE DUDE (@BROCKYmarciano) April 29, 2014
Even Pete Rose right now is like “Bro, no. You can’t be in my Banned For Life club. You’re gross, dude.”
— Levi Weaver (@ThreeTwoEephus) April 29, 2014
Pete Rose isn’t just a name anymore; it’s become a verb. For example:
Donald Sterling just got Pete Rose'd!!!! Big ups to Adam Silver
— Karl Malonely (@Barack_Obutta) April 29, 2014
DONALD STERLING GOT PETE ROSE'D THIS IS THE BEST
— Perry Kostidakis (@perrykos) April 29, 2014
Donald Sterling got Pete Rose'd. Richly deserved and Commish Silver did the right thing. He's taking these questions like a champ. #Clippers
— Ethan Feuerborn (@Coach_Feuerborn) April 29, 2014
Donald Sterling receives death penalty from NBA: banned for life. Pete Rose'd
— Dan Colling (@dan_colling) April 29, 2014
He Pete Rose'd this dude!!!!!!!!!!
— Coach Irby (@Irbaveli) April 29, 2014
Boom. #sterling gets Pete Rose'd. NBA had to put racism on the level that gambling is to MLB. NFL? Eh. They don't do righteous
— A Boulding (@aboulding) April 29, 2014
Sterling just got "Pete Rosed"! He's been an idiot for decades anyway. Good riddance to a cheating foolish jerk. #ForLife
— Julie Johnson (@JularJ) April 29, 2014
Dammmmm talk about dropping the hammer they Pete Rosed that Racist
— Radhames (@Radhames2) April 29, 2014
— Tim O'Halloran (@canucku2) April 29, 2014