Twitter, social media, the Internet and Jeff Bezos are all mostly bad, but every so often one of those four things does something worthwhile.
On Thursday, it was Twitter’s turn. A user unearthed what is almost certainly Lakers forward Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s burner account, which was created this month and has been mobilized for the sole purpose of … defending KCP. (At 3 p.m. Thursday, the account had 72 followers. As of Friday at noon, it had 1,495.)
The name of the burner account: @tan50879294
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s middle name: Tannell
The account’s bio: “I hoop”
@tan50879294’s latest tweet:
“The hate on here surrounding a man giving it his all is tough to see. KCP gonna continue hooping. You’re either behind him or not. But when he ends up being a key part to this championship hopeful team, don’t be surprised. As been a bucket. Always will be.”
The captain goes down with his ship. You have to respect it.
A sample of @tan50879294’s tweets, pre-exposure:
“Everyone wanna hate on KCP and all he’s done is love this city.”
“You’re a clown,” in a 3:43 a.m. response to an untagged tweet that said: KCP is a joke lol
“He’s got the potential to be. That’s facts,” in response to a tweet saying KCP could be better than Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum.
And here is a screenshot of six tweets on November 11:
KCP, this is your sixth year in the league. You’re not raw.
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