Last week New York Knicks guard and Vice President of the Player’s Union, Roger Mason, tweeted that he was looking forward to an NBA season. “Looking like a season. How u,” said Mason on the Social Media website.
After the tweet was sent out, NBA fans felt optimistic that the season would start on scheduled time. Shortly after, Mason claimed that his Twitter account was hacked and he did not send the tweet. “Someone just hacked my account. I did not say its looking like a season,” Mason added.
Despite defending himself on Twitter by saying the tweet was not from him, Mason told ESPN 1050 AM Radio that his account was actually not hacked. He admitted that the tweet sent out saying there may be a season was not the result of a breach.
“I was in the hospital with my son and I have an assistant that frequently updates my Twitter account. A friend of mine sent a message about how long the lockout could last. I said it looks like there can be a season. So I sent her the message back. She sent the message thinking it was a text message, and it wasn’t, it was a tweet. I got a bunch of calls from media asking about the tweet. I knew nothing about it, so I immediately thought that I had been hacked. In all actuality, I sent a text out that was actually a tweet.”
This incident can be viewed in many different ways. If Mason told his friend that the lockout may end soon, but told the media something else, are the officials on both sides telling the truth? Could yesterday’s meeting have gone well despite the representatives’ remarks?