Today NBA Player Union Representative, and part time Knick-guard, Roger Mason Jr. tweeted:
Looking like a season. How u
A few minutes later he followed that up with:
Someone just hacked my account. I did not say its looking like a season!
I’m sitting here wondering why my phone is ringing off the hook and I look on twitter and see that message. SMH! I wish that were the case
So either one of two things happened. Option 1: Mason is telling the truth. One of the world’s great hackers decided of all people to target Roger Mason’s twitter account. Not Kobe Bryant, perhaps the most famous of all NBA players world wide, not LeBron James, the greatest player on the planet, and not Chris Bosh, who plays with LeBron. But Roger Mason Jr., who saw 319 minutes of court time last year. And they went after his twitter account, and not his email or banking account. Once gaining such a valuable possession, they decided to tweet something that appeared to be a private message to another NBA player which was accidental revealed to the public.
In fact if I can take Option 1 even further, it’s possible that this person was an owner hoping to weaken the players’ leveraging power by making it appear that one of their members was optimistic about reaching a common ground. Or even more diabolically, it was the commissioner’s office who unleashed such a Machiavellian scheme.
Either that or Option 2: I and 25,000 other people who follow Mason have an inside scoop that the players and the owners are making headway on an agreement and one of the player representatives thinks that a season is likely to occur.
That said, I’m fine without a full investigation into Mason’s Twitter account.