By Peter Gleason

The NBA Finals started last night in Oakland with the Golden State Warriors meeting the Cleveland Cavaliers for the fourth straight year for the right to lift the Larry O’Brien Trophy.

So, what was on NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s mind as he addressed the assembled media scrum?

We have no idea.

But the media wanted to talk about the Sixers Twitter scandal regarding big boss Bryan Colangelo.

“The notion here was let’s find out what’s going on,” Silver said. “You have to separate sort of the chatter and sort of what either fans or, frankly, the media are saying from the facts. And the first thing we have to do here is determine what the actual facts are in this circumstance.”

The Ringer published a story earlier this week that linked Colangelo to anonymous Twitter accounts that may have leaked sensitive information on 76ers players’ health and trade activity. The team launched an internal investigation Wednesday, engaging a New York City law firm to handle it.

Depending on the results of the investigation, Colangelo could face discipline from the league if he violated confidentiality rules. Silver said he didn’t have any further information on the matter but wasn’t pleased it was taking some attention away from the start of the NBA Finals.

“From the league standpoint, here we are, Game 1 of the Finals, it’s not necessarily something we want to be talking about,” Silver said. “But it’s the reality of this league.”

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