The Best of Eric Jr.

I don’t know if Bryan Colangelo has four burner Twitter accounts to go along with a fifth account that he confirmed himself the owner of in a story published last night by The Ringer. 

Four of the accounts are private, but one, @AlVic40117560, is still active. The account is attributed to a guy named “Eric jr” and features a profile picture of a mushroom, for whatever reason. The last Tweet was posted in July of 2017, so there’s nothing recent. A majority of the 296 tweets were posted halfway through the 2016-17 season. 

If this is indeed the Sixers’ general manager, then some of the things posted under the “Eric jr” handle are firing-worthy. There is criticism of players and the disclosure of personal medical history. There are shots fired at former GM Sam Hinkie and allegedly biased media members as well. And if none of what’s in there is true, then it’s fabrication, which might be worse.

Here’s some of the stuff that stands out, starting with an anti-Hinkie take:

Hinkie died for our sins? Nope:

Eric is a Dei Lynam fan:

Anti-Hinkie, after Sixers President Chris Heck tweeted a photo of the team’s new court design:

Another anti-Hinkie take:

Eric responded to a story Kyle wrote about supporting Derek Bodner’s Patreon site, which he ran before moving to the Athletic in 2017:

Eric also hates anonymous sources:

Nerlens Noel is apparently selfish and knows something about “Jay” Okafor’s knee situation:

Okafor allegedly failed a physical with another team:

He wasn’t a fan of Joel Embiid not taking his injury situation seriously:

And here’s one with Embiid tagged:

Hinkie should have drafted Porzingis instead. Actually, we can all agree on this:

Tweets about Raptors GM Masai Ujiri, Colangelo’s replacement:

Here’s a story about sitting next to Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union at the Beijing Olympics, which Union and Wade denied this morning:

Plot twist: Union has denied being in Beijing:

More Hinkie:

And a political tweet:

The Ersan trade (the first time he came to Philly):

As I mentioned above, Eric jr. is the only remaining active account. The Ringer story logged tweets from the other accounts before they were locked, and this passage jumped out at me:

In one particularly bizarre tweet, Still Balling even accused Brown of sidelining Fultz in order to sabotage the team. “I think that it would shorten Brett’s rope on ‘why we lost’ alibi,” the account wrote in a response to a tweet from Sixers announcer Marc Zumoff. “So Brett would rather keep him out.”

And there was another tweet where he responded directly to Markelle Fultz:

Time’s yours.

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10 Comments

  • Esports are the future May 30, 2018 at 9:21 am

    When he had the Collars… I let it go.

    When he looked like a jackass for acting like Okafor had a trade partner when he didnt .. I let it go.

    This is such an embarrassment that he needs to be let go.

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    • Elsa May 30, 2018 at 9:38 am

      Let it go, let it go!

      Reply
  • Greg May 30, 2018 at 9:24 am

    Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade didn’t start dating until 2009

    Reply
  • Little Timmy Gudel May 30, 2018 at 9:25 am

    I’m me. I’m not a high-collared asswipe. My mommy loves the BBC. And I ain’t talking about Fawkty towers. I’m 11!!!!!!

    Reply
  • Dylan McKay May 30, 2018 at 9:26 am

    He’ll be fired by the end of the day . This story is an all timer . I can’t get enough of it

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  • SH May 30, 2018 at 9:56 am

    What evidence is there that these accounts are linked directly to colangelo? I mean, its pretty hard to see how it couldn’t be someone connected with the higher ups in the organization, but that’s only if the allegations these accounts made are true. The number is not proven to be connected to him, and neither is the email address with the accounts, right? The only thing I can see, and it’s massively circumstantial, is that all of the accounts shut down when the reported called the sixers. The data about speech patterns and tweet timing can all be faked by a half decent russian hacker (Not actually saying it is russians, just saying it can be faked).

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  • Fat guy in bed May 30, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Or, it could have been me

    Reply
  • @BrianMikeJacobs Girl May 30, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Sup.

    Reply
  • Reno Raines May 30, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    The Dylan Mckay name reference has made be post on this site for the first time, ever really on the internet. May you know that your reference will live on forever.

    Reply
  • Simon May 30, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Maybe it was the DNC. They hack into computers netter than anybody.

    Reply
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