The NBA is reportedly investigating a Twitter account that may have belonged to NBA referee Eric Lewis.
The account replied mostly to tweets involving Lewis, prompting the investigation, NBA reporter Marc Stein noted.
When the account was unearthed, it had zero followers and followed just five other accounts: the NBA, three other referee accounts and the George Mason women's basketball account.
Lewis' wife, Vanessa Blair-Lewis, is the team's head coach.
The account was briefly deactivated but is active again as of Saturday afternoon.
It has 702 followers.
The user of the account replied to the original burner account allegations, saying he was Lewis' brother, Mark.
"Pablo, This is MARK Lewis. Right family (older brother). I'm sorry that I put E, in this situation, but this ain't Watergate. You're right, the account WILL be coming down. Twitter should not be this vindictive. Sorry to inconvenience you," the tweet said.
Lewis has been officiating in the NBA 19 seasons. He officiated games during the 2019, 2020 and 2021 NBA Finals.