Reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo has apologized after a series of racist tweets appeared on his social media timeline, with the Milwaukee Bucks star later saying that he was a the victim of a large-scale online hack.
The series of tweets which appeared in a brief 15-minute window took aim at some of basketball’s luminaries, with the likes of Golden State Warriors Steph Curry and the family of Kobe Bryant being targeted by the series of inappropriate and often racist messages.
As fans began to scratch their heads as to the reason for the posts, it soon became apparent the that Antetokounmpo has been hacked, and, according to his girlfriend Mariah Riddlespringer, it wasn’t an isolated incident.
Antetokounmpo’s brother Kostas, who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, also posted a message to social media to say that his Twitter, phone, email and bank accounts had also been targeted.
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