Bulls’ Wendell Carter Jr. reacts to ‘weirdos’ hacking his Twitter and spamming Saquon Barkley, Justina Valentine
Chicago Bulls big man Wendell Carter Jr. claimed he was the victim of hackers on Monday.
Carter, or hackers, had a Twitter exchange with New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley, even eliciting a response from the injured star:
Wendell Carter Jr. really wants Saquon Barkley to check his DMs pic.twitter.com/beW5Xz5PJq
— Jackson Frank (@jackfrank_jjf) November 3, 2020
There were plenty of other messages from the Bulls center’s account as well, and they were not just limited to athletes.
There were also a number of tweets sent to musical artist and former “Wild N’ Out” star Justina Valentine under Valentine’s tweet about her own personal 2021 calendar:
Wendell Carter Jr. is starving pic.twitter.com/yuWYEtHFRp
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) November 3, 2020
Carter went to Instagram to address the tweets, claiming “weirdos” hacked his account:
— Presidential Cam Payne (@AirZipser) November 3, 2020
The former Duke star’s Twitter has been scrubbed of all these recent messages, with the latest message coming on Oct. 30.
Carter is hardly the only NBA player to have his security compromised, if he was indeed hacked, which seems reasonable to believe given the string of tweets. The likes of Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young and Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo have also had their social accounts hacked this year.
Chicago will undoubtedly hope social media is not a distraction or annoyance as it hopes for more improvement from Carter in his third season.
The 21-year-old averaged 11.3 points and 9.4 rebounds in 43 games. An ankle injury cost him a chunk of the season.
Carter was Chicago’s best interior defender last season and a budding scorer in the low post. But the Bulls are hoping he can grow more confident expanding his range while also cutting down on the foul trouble issues that seemed to plague him throughout the year.
Then again, it remains to be seen whether Chicago’s new management will attempt to shake up the roster, and what something like that could mean for Carter.
For now, however, the undersized big man should make sure to change up his passwords.