Tuesday was supposed to be a slow night in the NBA.
Then another burner scandal enveloped NBA Twitter. This time, it involved 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 by The Ringer's Ben Detrick.
Naturally, that news set Twitter ablaze with takes and jokes galore, several of which came courtesy of Sixers center Joel Embiid:
Sensing an opportunity, Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum tried to stir the pot:
Mark Cuban @mcuban
Actually , that was back in the day. As of the new TPA (Twitter Posting Agreement ) every NBA exec gets assigned 7 burner accounts. Let me know if I can help you get a 🔥for your accounts. BTW, loved your burner account names. @moreymeister is my fave. #FeelTheBurn https://t.co/SRn6vH6PBd
Here's a look at the best of the rest:
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."