Anyone who partakes in UVa Twitter has probably gotten a glimpse of Justin Anderson's lively online persona. There's a decent chance you've even gotten a retweet, a favorite, or even—holiest of holies—a reply from the man himself.
Friday, Justin's new fans got a taste of what we enjoyed as the Mavericks handed the Twitter keyboard over to Simba.
We got to know some of the words and events that inspired the slams, the blocks, the steals, and the deep threes in Charlottesville.
@Dilman91g "you are what you repeatedly do, therefore excellence is not a act but a habit"— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) July 17, 2015
We learned who Justin's favorite NBA player was as a wee Simba cub. (Surprisingly, not former Hornets guard Tony Bennett.)
@andrewashmore20 Lebron James but I can't be a fan anymore— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) July 17, 2015
We got a glimpse inside the mind trained by Bennett & Co. to always seek ways to improve.
@dvit52 Weakest=Creating my own shot. Strongest=Athleticism— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) July 17, 2015
Although #JusTakeover was mostly a success, Anderson did flub an easy one.
@Natasha_Vega83 woah! Idk— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) July 17, 2015
Most importantly, though, we learned that Justin is a true Wahoo at heart, one who shares the same favorite memory most of us will have of his years in Charlottesville.
Justin scored 23 points as the Mavs' summer league squad advanced to play the Atlanta Hawks' squad in the summer quarterfinals. Catch that game at 6 PM Virginia time, Saturday evening on NBA TV.