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Adam Aron May Be Regretting That Whole Twitter Thing Today

Kyle Scott - July 13, 2012

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Ah shit

We’ve been doing a lot of this fan reaction stuff today, but sometimes the stories, quite literally, write themselves. 

Adam Aron (@SixersCEOAdam) fashioned himself a Twitter superstar this past season, using the social network to communicate with fans and tell everyone how valued their opinions were (!!!). Most of the feedback he received in his first season as Sixers CEO – the honeymoon season – was positive, or at least constructive. But not today, kids. Not today.

Here are just some (for real, I ran out of steam just dragging these into the stream) of the Tweets to Aron in response to the Sixers signing Kwame Brown to a two-year, $6 million deal, with a player option for the second year. Enjoy.

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Xavier Silas May Have Fractured His Skull and The Sixers Signed Kwame Brown Today

Kyle Scott - July 13, 2012

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You want the bad news or the worse news first? 

Let’s go with the worse news:

Sixers undrafted summer leaguer Xavier Silas suffered a serious head injury in the final game down in Orlando today. 

Silas is at a local hospital with a concussion and possible frontal bone skull fracture after a collision with Solo Jones, who was going to block a shot. The team said Silas will undergo tests. We’ll update this post as more details become available.

Now, the bad news:

The Sixers have reportedly signed Kwame Brown to a two-year, $6 million deal (some reports say one-year with option for second) today. The 30-year-old center, who, in the last five years, has played for such powerhouses as the Grizzlies, Pistons, Bobcats and Warriors, averages 6.8 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. That’s as a 6’11, 270 lb big man.

Last season, Brown played in nine games for the Warriors, averaging 6.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per.

In 2006, Brown was investigated for rape. Charges were later dropped. In 2007, Brown threw a cake at a man, and was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and interfering with a police investigation after his cousin was pulled over for driving the opposite way on a one-way street. 

via Bill Simmons' Facebook:

No fucking clue why the Sixers would pay Kwame Brown $6, let alone $6 million, but that’s what they’re going to do. Inexplicably, thus far, they have turned Elton Brand’s amnesty into Brown and Nick Young. I’m not sure those are the investments you were looking for. But your Twitter reactions are hilarious:

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