Investigation alleges Bryan Colangelo has operated 5 secret Twitter accounts
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The Philadelphia 76ers may have a public relations crisis on their hands.

A bombshell investigation by Ben Detrick of The Ringer found five burner accounts that are believed to have been operated by 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo.

Detrick explained that he received an anonymous tip about the accounts, and began to investigate. He eventually presented his findings to Colangelo, who admitted to operating one of the accounts - although he distanced himself from the other four.

Through those five accounts, Colangelo allegedly disseminated private information about players and lobbied media members to pursue certain narratives against his own players and rival executives. The accounts even repeatedly defended the size of Colangelo's famously oversized shirt collars.

Here's a summary of what Detrick reports that Colangelo said through his anonymous burner accounts:

  • Criticized Joel Embiid for being "selfish and a bit lazy" and "out of shape"
  • Said the 76ers should trade Embiid for Kristaps Porzingis "in a heart (beat)"
  • Said Nerlens Noel was "bad for locker room" and that he was a "selfish punk"
  • Downplayed former 76ers GM Sam Hinkie's efforts to rebuild the team and accused Hinkie of cultivating support from the media through leaks
  • Hinted that Jahlil Okafor wouldn't pass his physical
  • Blamed Markelle Fultz's sudden shooting woes on his trainer and alleged that the trainer had a relationship with Fultz's mother
  • Slammed Raptors president Masai Ujiri for being a "trust fund baby" and "living off" the pieces Colangelo left behind
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