Wednesday, 20 February, 2019

76ers launch investigation into team president Bryan Colangelo’s social media use

Bryan Colangelo Bryan Colangelo , The Canadian Press
Kristopher Love | 31 May, 2018, 01:25

The site observed that the accounts followed people and institutions related to Colangelo and his family, and that three of the accounts conveniently went private within hours of calling the 76ers, which said they would ask Colangelo about the Twitter behavior.

Their faith in team president Bryan Colangelo is probably in question now, though.

Philadelphia 76ers team president Bryan Colangelo is denying a report connecting the executive to Twitter accounts that criticized Sixers players Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, among other National Basketball Association figures.

When contacted, the 76ers admitted that their president of basketball operations was in fact using at least one fake account. "The allegations are serious and we have commenced an independent investigation into the matter", a team statement said.

Colangelo has acknowledged having one of the accounts, which was inactive and reportedly used strictly for following players, agents, staff and the media to keep abreast of the news.

"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".

"I talked to him and he said that he didn't say that", Embiid said.

Bryan Colangelo allegedly used fake Twitter accounts to trash players and other National Basketball Association officials.

"He called me just to deny the story". "Of those, one was active between April 2016 and May 2017 (its account name is Eric jr, and its handle is @AlVic40117560), two were active within the past five months (HonestAbe / @Honesta34197118 and Enoughunkownsources / @Enoughunkownso1), and one was posting several times a day (Still Balling / @s_bonhams) and as recently as last week". Gotta believe him until proven otherwise.

ESPN reported on Wednesday that Colangelo called Embiid to clear the air. Colangelo confirmed Tuesday that only one was an account belonging to him.