Joel Embiid Doesn't Think Bryan Colangelo Has Burner Twitter Accounts

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"An online media outlet filed a story linking multiple social media accounts to 76ers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo", the team wrote in the statement.

Two of the accounts the Ringer has linked to Colangelo, one with the handle "Eric jr" and the other, an unnamed one but that has the Twitter username @Phila1234567, followed Cavalluzzo's Twitter account.

Colangelo acknowledged using one of those accounts, but said he was not involved in the other four accounts.

"Like many of my colleagues in sports, I have used social media as a means to keep up with the news", the statement said.

He added, "This storyline is disturbing to me on many levels".

Thanks to Kevin Durant, it is now open season on professional athletes and front office personnel who are using fake twitter accounts to trash-talk and show their true feelings about certain situations.

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Colangelo reached out to the people mentioned in The Ringer report in an effort to clear his name, ESPN reported. All jokes asides I don't believe the story. Of the posts on those accounts, some take shots at some of his team's players, including Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, as well as former Sixers Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel.

The Philadelphia 76ers launched their own investigation Wednesday after a report surfaced that a top executive allegedly used fake Twitter accounts to criticize players and officials.

One of the accounts tweeted: "Too bad that Embiid danced like a fool and the whole disaster happened, next time he will think twice before mocking his team".

An extraordinary report from TheRinger.com, claims Colangelo went to extreme lengths to attack Sixers players, including All Star center Joel Embiid, while also moving to smear rival National Basketball Association officials and defend his own reputation.

In a follow-up call, the Sixers representative confirmed one of the accounts (@Phila1234567) did belong to Colangelo.

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