Ryan Hollins looked like he was having a meltdown after savage Twitter prank

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Center Ryan Hollins, who has had nine different franchises to his name since he arrived in the NBA in 2006, is apparently on the lookout for his next team and in a humorous fashion.

The 31-year-old has bounced around from organisation to organisation since he was drafted 50th overall by the Charlotte Bobcats - now known as the Charlotte Hornets - a decade ago.

The Pasadena, California-native was the 100th player to be selected from UCLA in the NBA draft, but his career has failed to make that fact anything more than a footnote in history.

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For a center sporting career-high averages of 6.1 points and 2.8 assists, that's hardly breathing rarefied air. It appears Hollins may have fallen on hard times since his most recent release from the Memphis Grizzlies - who waived him three times this season - and he has made an amusing plea on his twitter.

Hollins started off his plea - which he has now since deleted - which a simple: "Will play for food#basketball".

He followed that tweet up by saying: "Hobo Hollins here: Remember kids, even if you play 8 seconds, you still get that game check!”

For a man that has averaged 11.7 minutes on the floor during his nine-year career, Hollins knows all about that kind of playing time.

He then proceeded to almost threaten the NBA that if he was not picked up on a roster next season, he would pen a tell-all memoir that detailed life on the road in the NBA.

The seven-footer signed off with the eternally funny Michael Jordan crying meme, which he decided not to delete.

However, just when you thought the former Bruins product had gone off the deep end and wasted away all his cash, it turns out he was the victim of a savage prank from boxing commentator and apparent friend, Max Kellerman.

That's according to Hollins' twitter account, anyway. The journeyman pivot sent out a tweet accusing Kellerman of the hack, which he has also kept, where he pokes fun at the Los Angeles-based HBO man for striking a resemblance to the popular 1990's pop group, the Backstreet Boys.

Hollins has certainly put himself around the league during his time. After landing at the Bobcats, he would have stints with Dallas Mavericks before accepting a $7 million offer sheet with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He had spells with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers, Sacramento Kings and the Washington Wizards before his most recent spell in Memphis.

One would think he isn't too strapped for cash after spending nearly a decade in the NBA and having enjoyed that early, lucrative contract in Minnesota.

Of course, we don't know how frivolous Hollins is with his money or if Kellerman is some kind of super-hacker, but, either way, it's some funny stuff.

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