I bought this up in the Colangelo thread yesterday but thought I'd put it here again.
I found this account commenting on the same blogs that Eric jr was commenting on in twitter. Same type of heaped praise and similar language except the thoughts are much longer.
Go through some of this persons comments, the detail is extremely alarming. This could be eric jr but with more detail.
"You are back on speculating on facts you don’t really know the truth about. You are an amazing insightful writer and I have learned to appreciate your deep thinking on matter of basketball. I really have. Therefore I don’t understand when you go off and state for facts something that is not true. Also, the issue with Okafor is one nobody seems willing to touch, neither are you. Okafor’s knee situation was botched under Hinkie’s care. The true gravity of the injury was concealed even to the team insiders. Last year a trade was in place and agreed upon. Okafor was supposed to fly out to his new team (therefore he was left in Philly) BUT at the last minute the other team’s doctors requested to review once more the medical records and they recommended the deal to be mixed. Now you are going to tell me that I have no sources and I am making this up, but (knowing exactly what happened) I am calling you out on a blatant speculation you are trying to pass for the truth. As I did when you made false claimed last time.
Why do you do stuff like this? You write amazing stories, where you display such deep understanding of the nuances of the game, then you go and try to sensationalize something and you get lost in a quicksand of destrorted reality.
Now you can go and check again with 25 of your peers, who will obviously agree with you that I am wrong and you are right. But in this story like the one I am referring to you have stated untrue facts. I believe in the old glory days of when a Journalist needed 3 sources to corroborate his claims, and no, I am sorry: “ me, myself and I” are not three reliable sources."
"Hi completely agree on Josh Harris, he lives and breaths the Sixers. There is true love and true passion there. It is not true that Colangelo is just managing assets, he is someone that Josh Harris trusts and he has “organically grown” to listen to. Again, you don’t get to be where Kosh Harris is if you don’t know how to manage a business enterprise. You mention d Chrysler and Fiat, but you didn’t mention Marchionne, the true reason things changed. Marchionne knew the market, the business, what makes a car appealing. He was overall in top of every aspects of the car market.
IMO Harris has given 148.5 mild to Joel (who fell into Sam’s laps) because he recognizes his talent, but also because Harris accepted the guidance on the subject of Colangelo, who I think is a more complete basketball executive than Hinkie, because (as Marchionne) he knows every aspects of the basketball market. Even in your answer you marginalized his input to a catch phrase. Harris has been spending a lot of money to upgrade on everything that was left behind, Colangelo has thought to a lot of those upgrades. Besides forming a “basketball” connection with Brent Brown. Main difference between Hinkie and Colangelo: Sam digged his hills in the ground deeper unwilling to ever admit his mistakes because he felt he was (and possibly he was, I don’t know) the smartest guy in the room. Colangelo seems more prone to learn from his mistakes: I.e. medical staff, top sport doctor in the world of sports, shopping for surgeons all over the country to find the best one for Joel (and gaining Joel’s) trust.
At the end Sam decided to play the part of the sacrificial lamb, h could have gone a different route: accepting he needed help and actually he should have learned from his mistakes and he should have stayed with the Sixers. I trust Harris when he says that Hinkie was NOT pushed out, Harris doesn’t seem to have filters and he just says it as it is.
Therefore we should agree on the fact that a smart man like Josh Harris has found someone with a different (better?!) approach to run the team he truly loves and he would not just settle for an asset manager as you seems to describe Colangelo.
You are so engaging to corrisponde to, that I am late for work!!! I apologize in advance for typos and syntax, I am not going back to edit. Need to run to my real life.
Thanks for the conversation"
"First: Coach Brown wanted NN gone from his locker room. Please look at NN aim Dallas now and you might see why.
Second: Okafor was traded last year and sent back to the 76ers because he failed physicals with the other team, he and his agent begged FO to eat s**t but to give Okafor the time to get surgery and rehab. Then Okafor turned around and bit the hand which gave him a life rope.
Third - there are videos of the mentor/coach forcing some weird shooting drills on Markelle, even if. He went on radio to deny it. And the issue with Fultz has been realizing that this dude (who he considered a father figure) was indeed a bad dude for such deep reasons I would never even mention.
Fourth - last year Embiid’s meniscus Fiasco was orchestrated by your “Dark Lord” himself and “somebody” recently came clean about feeding him the info, that SH leaked to the media.
Now I am expecting you to tell me I am a moron as you always so , I am ok with it because the truth is the truth is the truth, and all of the above are facts.
If only some unbiased reporter would be willing to look for the truth instead of turning his/her head away because it goes against the so called chosen narrative.
You mention Houston and here is an other thing: Houston GM is SH’s best friend a very powerful man with deep connection with media and bloggers (via MIT conference in top of other things) Often reading I can pint point from where some of the sources of the trash colangelo stories come.
I respect your point of you. You are so much better than me with words and you are a master at making people who thinks differently than you feel small and stupid. I know what is coming my way. But I wrote are facts, go and look for the truth.
I will add one more thing: Brett Brown does not want any more prospects; all those draft picks are young kids who Need to be developed and who need a spot on the roster."
These are just quick examples but the details go on and on.