76ers’ Bryan Colangelo Burner Account Allegations Throw Twitter into a Frenzy

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Last night Twitter went into a frenzy after a report via The Ringer was released stating that Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo, who may have used a series of burner accounts to criticize players, his team’s head coach and executives, according to an investigation.

Joel Embiid, who was mentioned among various players to have received backlash from these various accounts, quickly took to Twitter to share his reactions:

In a statement, Colangelo acknowledged one of the accounts referenced in the story—which is private and has not tweeted—belongs to him. However, he denied knowledge of the remaining accounts. In a statement to The Ringer, he said:

“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. This storyline is disturbing to me on many levels, as I am not familiar with any of the other accounts that have been brought to my attention, nor do I know who is behind them or what their motives may be in using them.”

Check out some of the rest of the internets reactions last night:

Everyone is asking why, if this is TRUE, would a General Manager have this many burner accounts? Do you think its true? We will keep you updated with any new information.

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