Innocent until proven guilty. That’s the letter of the law in the United States of America, so it makes sense that it’s the stance Joel Embiid is taking over Tuesday’s bombshell report from The Ringer that Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo was using as many as five burner Twitter accounts to criticize members of the team and release sensitive information (see story).

However, in true Embiid fashion, the big man took the opportunity to do a little trolling on his own Twitter account first.

At 9:08 p.m. Tuesday, The Ringer posted their initial report outlining the alleged Twitter use from Colangelo.

Embiid responded at 10:45 p.m. with his initial reaction to the report.

Shortly after, Embiid began liking the tweets from the alleged Colangelo account.


Then, in what seemed to be a major reaction, Embiid posted this to his account.

And Embiid finally summed things up with his real take.

Was it all just Joel being Joel and trolling? Twenty-one minutes after Embiid’s tweet about former Sixers president and general manager Sam Hinkie, ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted a statement from Embiid. Wojnarowski also added some interesting insight to the wackiness.

Richaun Holmes had this to say.

Additionally, former Sixer Trevor Booker, who was acquired by Colangelo, was also skeptical of the news being true.

This is sure to be a developing situation over the next few days, and perhaps weeks, months and years, as Colangelo and members of the Sixers organization will be asked to comment on one of the wildest reports in recent history.

More on Collargate:

• Report: Bryan Colangelo at center of bizarre Twitter situation

• Sixers launch internal investigation into Bryan Colangelo report