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Tuesday was to be a slow night in the NBA.
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors took care of business in their respective conferences, and 48 hours remained until the fourth meeting in the finals.
Then another NBA burner scandal enveloped Twitter. This time, it was Philadelphia 76ers, the president of basketball team Bryan Colangelo, who may have used a series of brand-name accounts following a research by Ben Retringer's The Ringer to criticize his team-mates, head coach and executives.
Of course, news flared up with takes and jokes galore, some of which courtesy of Sixers Center Joel Embiid:
Joel Embiid @ JoelEmbiid
BRUH https: // t Joel Embiid @ JoelEmbiid
Joel told me that @samhinkie is BETTER AND Smarter than you @ AlVic40117560 #BurnerAccount
Chris Grenham @ chrisgrenham  Joel Embiid has now added this to Instagram https://t.co/v6Dxo8jxQW
Def Pen Hoo ps @ DefPenHoops
"eventful night lmao …. I do not believe it" https://t.co/yw7jQ7aINb
Sensing an opportunity to Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum tried to stir the pot:
CJ McCollum @ CJMcCollum
Are you saying that you are no longer happy in Philly? ? https://t.co/i623bIufJR
Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban have also been fun:
Daryl Morey @ dmorey
You'll need two blue checks to confirm you're not a burner https: / /t.co/eZPp2KZ3hg
Mark Cuban @ mcuban
Actually it was back then. As of the new TPA (Twitter Posting Agreement), every NBA boss receives 7 burner accounts. Let me know if I can help you get a ?for your accounts. BTW, loved your torch account name. @moreymeister is my favorite. #FeelTheBurn https://t.co/SRn6vH6PBd
Mark Cuban @ mcuban
Age. I know you were busy, but we get all our TPS reports weekly. This had the cover letter, which clearly indicates "burner accounts". So yes, you have 2 left. And @DustMessaging is of course intended for DMs. HMU there what? #FeelTheBurn https://t.co/eFV1vyjB9Y
Here's a look at the rest:
Mike Finger @ mikefinger
. @ AlVic40117560 Shot here in the dark, but what do you think the Sixers would be willing to give up on Kawhi?
Rob Mahoney @ RobMahoney
The Best A part of everything : NBA executives and players make fake profiles to get in on NBA Twitter, while those of us here know enough to get out.
Dan Gelston @ APgelston
The 76ers will have Brown back next season. Oh, and you could also have LeBron, Kendall Jenner, Meek Mill, 2 sports psychologists for Fultz & 17 Colangelo Brenner accounts.
In a statement Colangelo confirmed one of the stories mentioned in the story – private and not tweeted – belongs to him. However, he denied knowledge of the remaining accounts. In a statement to The Ringer he said:
"While I've never posted anything on social media, I used the @ Phila1234567 Twitter account referenced in this story to describe our industry and Watching Other Current Events The plot is troubling to me on many levels, as I am not familiar with any of the other reports that have been brought to my attention, nor do I know who is behind them or what motives they might have use. "