By Harry Allison
Welcome to the start of Day 3 of the Sixers/Bryan Colangelo Twittergate monstrosity.
If you’re having a hardtime keeping track, here’s what we know so far about Colangelo and the alleged burner accounts:
1. The Ringer.com’s Ben Detrick reports there are five different Twitter accounts that allegedly are linked to Colangelo. However, Colangelo only admitted to using one account (@Phila1234567), and that one has no tweets. Colangelo denied any knowledge of the other four.
2. Three of the accounts were taken to private, meaning their tweets are no longer visible, after Detrick reached out to the 76ers about the other two accounts, @Phila1234567 (user name No Name) and @AlVic40117560 (user name Eric jr). The @Phila1234567 account is now private, too.
3. According to the Ringer, the burner accounts were critical of players Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, as well as former 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie, Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri. The tweets of Eric jr show some particularly harsh comments about Embiid, the former KU star.
5. After the story broke on Tuesday night, Embiid went on Twitter and took aim at the Eric jr. account.
He tweeted: “Joel told me that @samhinkie IS BETTER AND SMARTER THAN YOU @AlVic40117560 #BurnerAccount”