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How u: Roger Mason admits he wasn't hacked

Posted on: September 14, 2011 3:44 pm
Edited on: September 14, 2011 4:58 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Roger Mason Jr. has come clean. His Twitter was not, in fact, hacked. He did, in fact, tweet, "Looking like a season. How u." By accident still, but he did it.

NBPA vice president Mason was on ESPN Radio Wednesday (about the 43-minute mark) and was asked about the tweet/non-tweet and fessed up to it saying it was meant to be a text.

Mason explained it like this: "Actually I was in high school with my son and I have an assistant that frequently updates my account. And a friend of mine sent me a message about how the lockout could last. And I said, 'It looks like it could be a season.' So it sent him a message back. She sends a message thinking it was a text message but it wasn't, it was a tweet.

"So I got a bunch of calls from media and they asked me about the tweet and I didn't know anything about it so I assumed I had been hacked."

The Twitter sleuths at SLC Dunk already nailed that down, but at least Mason is admitting it now. Remember, he tweeted this after the "How u" tweet: "Someone just hacked my account. I did not say its looking like a season!" It really was just the perfect storm because of the building optimism and the just recently wrapped meeting right before the tweet. Talk about a funny situation, right you guys?

And by the way Mason explains it there, it's the exact OPPOSITE of what we had taken it as. Instead of him saying, "Looks like there will be a 2011-12 NBA season!" Mason was actually responding to how long the lockout could go. "Looking like a season," he said. Which is a total, total buzzkill. I almost wish he had just been hacked and that was it.

Via Tommy Beer

Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: September 15, 2011 11:03 am

How u: Roger Mason admits he wasn't hacked

Is this what we've come to?  A Tweet meant as a text?

Really.....who gives a rat's ass?

With all this social media mumbo-jumbo, we don't really need journalists anymore, right?  It comes right from the horse's mouth.  So now your reduced to blogging about someone's tweet.

There has to be better things to do with our time.

Since: Sep 14, 2011
Posted on: September 14, 2011 4:23 pm

How u: Roger Mason admits he wasn't hacked

Oh, COME ON. When Mason sent the text, the union was full of optimism. Now, after the meetings fall apart again, Mason is allowed to update his story?? Clearly Mason was coached on how to change his story by Billy Hunter or someone. And that storyline from the union is now: "We were never optimistic, we're prepared to sit out the season." But the circumstances with the negotiations have CHANGED since the tweet/text. Can't believe you're letting him backpedal on this non-story. Can't believe the union feels like it's more important to get this bit of spin out there rather than focus on a solution to the lockout. Sad times all around.

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