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The electronic accounts of the Greek star Yannis Antitoconembo, player of the American Milwaukee Bucks basketball club, were subjected to piracy, which included the announcement of his move to the Golden State Warriors and offending the late star of the Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant, before he retrieved it and apologized for what it had done.
“Yannis Antitoconempo’s accounts on social media were hacked this afternoon and were canceled,” Pax announced Thursday night.
“An investigation into the incident has been opened,” added a statement, leading the eastern region ranking and holder of the best record in the league before the suspension of competitions last March due to the emerging Corona virus.
One of the tweets was a matter of concern to Pax fans after it appeared that the best NBA player for the 2018-2019 season was “going to Warriors”.
Other tweets abused other players such as LeBron James, the Lakers, and the legend of the last Bryant, who died last January in a helicopter crash, and was considered by the “Greek giant” as his ideal.
Hours later, the 25-year-old recovered his Twitter account, and he apologized for what happened.
“The tweets and posts were very offensive, disappointing me and my disgust that someone might say these terrible things,” Yannis wrote.
“I feel bad that Pax, Chris (Middleton team-mate) LeBron and the family of (Stephen) Currie (Warriors player) were the focus of malicious and incorrect tweets,” he added. For this kind of negativity and behavior. ”
Before Pax was confirmed by Pax, Yannis’ brother Costas, who plays for the Lakers, announced that his brother’s various accounts had been compromised. “Yannis’ account on Twitter, his phone, email, and his bank account have been hacked. He apologizes for what was published and will return as soon as possible,” he wrote via his own account.
The NBA games were suspended since the night of March 11 after French Utah Jazz player Rudi Goubert was found to have been infected with “Covid-19”, without specifying any date for the possible resumption.
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