‘Is this Eric Lewis s*** true?’: Lakers star LeBron James takes to Twitter amid reports the NBA referee is being investigated for having a burner account to defend him angry fans
- Allegations emerged on Friday that Eric Lewis was being investigated by the NBA
- Now Lakers star LeBron James has spoken out about the allegations
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LeBron James took to Twitter to express his surprise at reports of NBA referee Eric Lewis being investigated for having a burner account that defended him on the platform. social media.
Marc Stein claimed the NBA was looking at the @CuttliffBlair Twitter account to see if Lewis was behind it.
It premiered in November 2015 and in recent months appears to have only responded to tweets about the referee, defending him from criticism.
It also tracks six accounts at the time of writing – four NBA accounts, a Twitter user who claimed Lewis was behind the account, and George Mason’s women’s basketball team, where Lewis’ wife is the coach .
“Is this Eric Lewis real?” James wrote on Twitter on Saturday, using an emoji to replace the swear word.
LeBron James spoke about reports of Eric Lewis being investigated over a burner account
Lewis was an NBA referee for 18 seasons and worked more than 1,000 games
38-year-old Lakers star James took to Twitter about Lewis on Saturday afternoon
On May 25, the account claimed it was run by Lewis’ brother Mark.
In response to the Twitter account it follows who alleged Lewis is behind @CuttliffBlair, a tweet said: ‘This is MARK Lewis. Good family (older brother).
“I’m sorry I put E in this situation, but it’s not Watergate. You’re right, the account will go down. Twitter shouldn’t be so vindictive. Sorry to bother you.
The tweet had no evidence other than a denial to prove who exactly was behind the account.
Lewis worked over 1,000 NBA regular season games and 82 playoff games during an 18-year career.
James, meanwhile, saw his season end Monday night when the Lakers were swept 4-0 by the Denver Nuggets.
The 38-year-old, the all-time leading scorer in NBA history, scored 40 points in Monday’s game, but the Lakers were beaten 113-111.