Bryan Colangelo talks to the media during the announment of the unveiling of the Doctor J sculpture on April 3, 2018 at the Legends Walk at the practice facility in Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Report: 76ers Executive Used Burner Twitter Accounts to Praise Himself, Rip Players

Philadelphia president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo is denying it thus far.

If a report from The Ringer is correct, the Philadelphia 76ers shouldn’t be trusting the process.

After getting a tip about similarities shared by five anonymous Twitter accounts, an examination by The Ringer determined they are probably all being run by Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo.

The “burner” accounts, which followed similar users and phrased posts in similar ways, were used to criticize 76ers players, take shots at ex Philly GM Sam Hinkie, give out private medical information about players and defend Colangelo from criticism.

Although the evidence in the report is compelling, Colangelo has denied the accusations thus far.


Whether they believe Colangelo’s denial or not, several 76ers players had interesting reactions to the report.


After the story broke, Colangelo released the following statement to The Ringer.

“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 story line 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.”

The 76ers announced they will be conducting an investigation into the matter.

Read the full story at The Ringer