NBA referee Eric Lewis is facing controversy over the smoldering accounts, which the league is now launching an investigation into.
Twitter account without an avatar: @CuttliffBlair, listed under the username “Blair Cuttliff,” is the account in question after other users found bizarre tweets defending Lewis and other NBA officials — which were posted by Twitter user Pablo Escobarner.
Longtime NBA reporter Mark Stein reported that the university has opened an investigation, and if linked to the account, Lewis could face discipline.
The potential problem the account creates is the league’s rule against umpires commenting on public appointments without permission.
Lewis, 52, has also been in the midst of another controversy unfolded on social media, Where an old photo of his family in Celtics gear was discovered on Twitter.
He’s drawn attention to Boston’s abnormally good record in games he runs — winning more than 60 percent of the time.
Lakers superstar LeBron James reacted via social media to the Lewis news.
“This is Eric Lewis (emoji) right???” James wrote.
As did Bulls guard Patrick Beverley, who while with the Lakers in January famously grabbed the camera in a game against the Celtics. Lois shows a call photo Although he sinned against James.
“She laughed at me when I grabbed the camera (camera emoji) a little later,” Beverly wrote on Saturday.
Lewis has been an NBA referee for nearly two decades, according to the league’s website, and has officiated several playoff games this season, including Game 7 Series of the Celtics and 76ers Eastern Conference Semifinals.