Kurt Rambis' Twitter Account 'Liking' Pornographic Tweet Sparks Investigation

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIIFebruary 22, 2016

New York Knicks interim head coach Kurt Rambis, coaching his first game in place of Derek Fisher, who's was fired Monday, stands watches from the bench in the first half of an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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New York Knicks interim coach Kurt Rambis' Twitter account "liked" a pornographic tweet, but it was allegedly due to the account being hacked or spammed.

ESPN.com reported Monday the Knicks are working with Twitter to figure out how Rambis' account "liked" the tweet.

Nicholas Parco of the New York Daily News reported on the matter as well and indicated Rambis' account also "liked" another tweet involving money lending.

"Kurt did not like those items on his Twitter page and we worked with Twitter to make sure the situation did not happen again," said Jonathan Supranowitz, the team's vice president of public relations, per Parco.

Parco supplied more context for the situation in his report (warning: contains NSFW language):

"The photo is of an Asian woman pleasing herself while standing in front of a mirror, with the reflection of her backside also visible. The X-rated pic was captioned 'Love female masturbation #NSFW.' ... 

"The coach, who has been married to his wife, Linda, since 1985, still follows @GreatAssDaily on Twitter."

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Supranowitz said Rambis' account has been frozen as the team works with Twitter to figure out what happened. Rambis hasn't tweeted since Jan. 18 and has only 1,371 tweets since joining Twitter in March 2012. The Comeback noted that Rambis' Twitter account was later deleted. 

New York drafted Rambis in 1980, though he played the majority of his career with the Los Angeles Lakers.

He took over coaching duties for Derek Fisher, also a former Laker, who was fired after a 17-65 maiden-season record and a 23-31 start to the 2015-16 campaign. Rambis hasn't updated his Twitter biography to reflect his new job status, which furthers the possibility he was hacked or spammed.

The 57-year-old previously served as a longtime Lakers assistant, coached under current Knicks president Phil Jackson and was a member of staffs that coached Fisher during his playing days.

Fisher also had an off-court scandal to deal with prior to this season, when he was involved in a fight with Matt Barnes after spending time with Barnes' estranged wife, Gloria Govan.

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