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It seems ESPN’s Jay Williams is having a rough day when it comes to Twitter, whether you buy his story or not. Willliams — or perhaps a hacker — took it upon himself to congratulate the new head coach of the Boston Celtics Ime Udoka for landing the coveted gig, only to make the mistake of suggesting he was the first Black head coach in franchise history.
Except, Udoka very much wasn’t. In fact, the very first Black head coach in league history was hired by Boston more than a half-century ago in one Bill Russell, and there have been five more since, including the one at the helm for their most recent title in one Doc Rivers.
Instead of admitting his likely mistake, Williams instead doubled down.
"As it relates to the Boston Celtics tweet that came from my account a couple of hours ago," claimed Williams. "I did not post that & my passcode has now been changed." https://twitter.com/RealJayWilliams/status/1407845316582264833 The Twitterverse wasn't buying his excuse, however, with a host of hilarious responses erupting from the ether.
Some took issue with the lack of knowledge: https://twitter.com/JacobScottDavis/status/1407855473362079745?s=20 Some seemed to be personally insulted: https://twitter.com/GerryCallahan/status/1407855641033592841?s=20
While others found it hilarious: https://twitter.com/CealeyGodwin/status/1407856321404223500?s=20 https://twitter.com/PFTCommenter/status/1407850739158900739?s=20
And yet others seemed to be understanding, at least sort of: https://twitter.com/KirkNawrotzky/status/1407855380315660294?s=20 https://twitter.com/julianedlow/status/1407854194434904067?s=20 https://twitter.com/ClayTravis/status/1407853236590198784?s=20 https://twitter.com/jon_greenberg/status/1407851789827940356?s=20
There were those who couldn't resist a certain form of commiserating: https://twitter.com/TJZuppe/status/1407855049766846470?s=20 https://twitter.com/Aaron_Torres/status/1407854359392755712?s=20 https://twitter.com/michaelFhurley/status/1407851428421451783?s=20 https://twitter.com/TommyBeer/status/1407858115853365250?s=20
And yet others just couldn't believe the apparent audacity: https://twitter.com/Dart_Adams/status/1407852964966981632?s=20 https://twitter.com/TheKendallBaker/status/1407852643804921860?s=20 https://twitter.com/jtylerconway/status/1407852462623674379?s=20 https://twitter.com/AdamMKaufman/status/1407858078297513985?s=20
And with that, the tweet joined the "I was hacked" Hall of Fame: https://twitter.com/YaronWeitzman/status/1407852296554389511?s=20 https://twitter.com/SamHustis/status/1407851008387026945?s=20 This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire. Follow us on Facebook! [lawrence-related id=52383,52375,52370,52366] [listicle id=52377]