Porzingis claims he was hacked after 'LA Clippers' tweet
NEW YORK, USA - New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis said Sunday, May 7 that his Twitter account was hacked and a false posting made, even as ESPN reported several NBA teams are interested in him.
The 7-foot-3 Latvian playmaker averaged 18.1 points and 7.2 rebounds a game for the Knicks this past season. The 21-year-old is on vacation in Europe after the Knicks finished a disappointing 31-51.
A tweet from the Twitter account verified as that of Porzingis that has since been deleted had 3 smiley face emojis with the Los Angeles Clippers named.
Kristaps Porzingis tweeted this then deleted it. Potential Clippers trade rumors? pic.twitter.com/ldo6PDyl4S— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) May 7, 2017
"I was hacked last night and a post was made from my account," Porzingis tweeted Sunday. "I have alerted twitter and they are looking into the incident."
Porzingis later tweeted: "I would never tweet something like that. I dont even use that emoji smiley face," followed by 3 emojis of laughing so hard I'm crying.
The flap comes after a Friday ESPN report that Porzingis skipped his end-of-season exit meeting with Knicks executives and that several teams have inquired about possible deals for Porzingis. – Rappler.com