Published: Sat, June 02, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

76ers GM caught up in shocking Twitter burner scandal

76ers GM caught up in shocking Twitter burner scandal

According to ESPN NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowksi, Colangelo denied making the statements about Embiid, when Embiid confronted him about the tweets.

Embiid, who is active on social media, quickly responded to report on his twitter account Tuesday night. "While I have never posted anything whatsoever on social media, I have used the @Phila1234567 Twitter account referenced in this story to monitor our industry and other current events".

76ers GM Bryan Colangelo has been linked to secret Twitter accounts criticizing his players, coaches and front office personnel around the league.

The Ringer said it had been monitoring the accounts since February, when it received an anonymous tip.

The Ringer said it initially asked the Sixers about just two of the five accounts to see if anything would change with the other three after its query, and the same day the other three accounts were made private.

"I don't believe the story".

The accounts also took shots at Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Uijiri, who was an assistant under Colangelo and eventually replaced him.

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Colangelo allegedly began using the first of the five accounts in April 2016.

Another account accused Embiid of "playing like a toddler having tantrums", and one criticized Fultz for his work with his "so called mentor/father figure". "He said that Colangelo denied any knowledge of the Eric jr account", Detrick wrote.

"The five accounts pinpointed by the unnamed source included one that followed media members, Sixers employees, and National Basketball Association agents but never tweets (its handle is @phila1234567, and it has no account name), and four that have posted tweets or replied to other users".

Colangelo is a two-time Executive of the Year Award victor and has served as a top executive in National Basketball Association front offices with three different teams - the Phoenix Suns, Raptors and 76ers.

One of the accounts also reportedly passed along private medical information about then-Sixers center Jahlil Okafor plus gossip about other players, including star big man Joel Embiid.

The burner accounts that the Sixers boss set up talked trash about a lot of the players on the team, but they seemed to keep going after Embiid's knees. Another post lamented that Ujiri hadn't done anything to make the Raptors better.

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