How crazy is this? Sports Illustrated says 76ers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo used fake Twitter accounts to basically throw shade, okay, to criticize Sixers players. What's even more crazy is that when The Ringer's Ben Detrick asked about a few of the accounts, the 76ers confirmed Colangelo was behind them. Apparently, these five accounts posted from April 2016 to last week criticized players like Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid and even coach Brett Brown. Some tweets even talked about nonpublic medical information about Okafor, but the Twitter accounts would always defend Colangelo. On Tuesday, the team responded with a statement from Colangelo, "Like many of my colleagues in sports, I have used social media as a means to keep up with the news. 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." Even Joel Embiid recently tweeted.
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