LeBron James keeps track of all NBA news and he also loves to fire off a clever tweet when the mood strikes. This story is about both of those things with a big faux pas from an ESPN analyst in the mix as well.

Former NBA player and current ESPN analyst Jay Williams’ Twitter account sent out a bit of false information about the Celtics new head coach. His account said: “The first head coach of color for the Celtics & even more importantly.. he is one talented individual who has paid his dues.”

That is not a true statement about the Celtics as Ime Udoka is actually the sixth person of color to coach the Boston Celtics basketball team. Many people had fun with that statement from Williams and the tweet was deleted.

Williams later tweeted out to claim that he was the victim of a hacking.


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.

Radio personality Cuffs The Legend tweeted out to say: “Jay Williams didn’t say Ime Udoka is the first Black Boston Celtics coach. Nope. That’s gotta be photoshopped.” LeBron James then fired back a reply to say, “Has to be right!?!? It better be.”

We’re not sure if this was really an instance of hacking Jay Williams’ Twitter account or not. Plenty of fans are having a lot of fun with the situation, that’s for sure.

What’s your take on this story? Did Jay Williams really tweet that out? Sound off in the comments!

Tags: LeBron James
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Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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