A malicious hacker reportedly hijacked the Twitter account of NBA star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and riddled it with disparaging and offensive fake tweets about current and former players.
The fake tweets used expletives and a racial slur, and even targeted L.A. Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, who tragically died in a helicopter crash earlier this year. Other disparaged players included LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Antetokounmpo's teammate Khris Middleton.
According to ESPN, Antetokounmpo's agent confirmed that the 25-year-old Milwaukee Bucks player and 2019 MVP was not responsible for the tweets, which have since been removed. Reportedly, Antetokounmpo's girlfriend Mariah RiddleSprigger also tweeted that the player's phone, email and bank accounts were also hacked.
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