Relationship between Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid unsustainable due to burner accounts
The Philadelphia 76ers burner account saga has ended. Bryan Colangelo has resigned. What a ride it was. Except it might not be over, as there’s fallout remaining in regard to the feelings of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.
Colangelo leaving the team is what had to happen. After what was revealed in the investigation by the Ringer surfaced, there was just no way any other outcome would make sense.
There are several reasons why it had to be that outcome. But one of the most significant ones is with Colangelo being the general manager of the team, he would have to have the trust of players that may want to sign with the 76ers in the future. With all the things the burner accounts tweeted about players on the 76ers roster, there was just no way to guarantee that anymore.
That much may have been true in the wee hours before Colangelo’s resignation was announced, per Chris Sheridan on Twitter.
As for skepticism surrounding what I wrote about Bryan Colangelo/#Sixers, my sources say relationships with Simmons/Embiid unsustainable given nature of the burner tweets.
— Chris Sheridan (@sheridanhoops) June 7, 2018
Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid were two of the players referenced in the burner accounts. Some disparaging things were said about the two players in those tweets, and now that it was revealed Colangelo’s wife was in charge of them, that obviously reflects badly on the general manager.
Relationships with players is quite possibly one of the most important jobs of a general manager. They are the ones that go around attempting to recruit players to their teams, they orchestrate trades with the help of players’ agents, etc.
So a general manager or those he is close to revealing sensitive information and allowing negative things to spread about their players is just a no-go in the NBA and the players who may want to join the 76ers or make a trade with them.