- ESPN’s Jay Williams tweeted out embarrassingly inaccurate about the Celtics after the team’s new coaching hire
- Williams deleted the tweet and claimed he was hacked but no one believed him
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ESPN NBA analyst Jay Williams made a terribly inaccurate tweet about the Boston Celtics on Wednesday afternoon and is now claiming that he was hacked but no one believes him.
After the Boston Celtics announced they had hired Ime Udoka as their new head coach, Williams congratulated the team for hiring their first person of color as a coach which is clearly wrong considering the team has a long history of hiring black head coaches.
Please tell me this isn’t real Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams). Ime Udoka is the 6th #Celtics “head coach of color”; including champions Bill Russell (1st black NBA head coach), K.C. Jones & Doc Rivers. A third of all of head coaches in franchise history are men of color. ☘️ pic.twitter.com/WYJC6Unqja
— Dan Kelley (@DanKelley66) June 23, 2021
Hours after deleting the post Williams claimed someone hacked his account just to post the inaccurate tweet about the Celtics.
As it relates to the Boston Celtics tweet that came from my account a couple of hours ago… I did not post that & my passcode has now been changed.
— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) June 23, 2021
Fans immediately called B.S. on Williams considering how strange it would be to hack someone’s account just to make an inoffensive but inaccurate post about the Celtics’ head coaching hiring.
So we are supposed to believe that someone hacked your account just to make an inaccurate tweet about the Celtics. & then they logged off? 😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/fn5au8l9bz
— Bri⚡️⚡️ (@bubblybrielle) June 24, 2021
This is one of the best "I didn't say that, honest, my account was hacked!" tweets ever. An impressive effort https://t.co/IKO8FHZ2H6
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) June 24, 2021
Bro I tweet wrong shit all the time. Just delete it and get some more tweets up. ORRR keep it up and just mute that conversation so everyone is responding to the wrong tweet and they dont spill over into your mentions. They're just in the muted abyss. Free game. But this ain't it https://t.co/KDmCCGPX1R
— America is musty (@DragonflyJonez) June 24, 2021
Man. How do these guys not realize chasing the mistake with a bigger mistake just makes it worse. People tweet dumb stuff all the time. Own the L and move along. It happens. Never to me. But it happens. Haha. #chasingthemistake #jaywilliams https://t.co/XGimzCneS6
— Jeff Adell (@seeking6) June 24, 2021
Jay, zero hate. This is not the way to handle this. I've made numerous social media and public mistakes. Own the L. We all make mistakes. This is making it worse. No hate. All love. https://t.co/7eJQfLd42O
— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) June 24, 2021