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Knicks in another sordid scandal: Team says Rambis’ account hacked as XXX-photo is ‘Liked’ on Twitter
Knicks say interim coach Kurt Rambis got some foul shots on his Twitter account after he was hacked. Account has since been deleted.
THE KNICKS have gone from one tawdry scandal involving their head coach to another.
Interim head coach Kurt Rambis showed he may need some help using Twitter over the weekend, after a very graphic pornographic tweet of a woman masturbating showed up in his “liked” tweets this past weekend.
The photo is of an Asian woman pleasuring herself while standing in front of a mirror, with the reflection of her backside also visible. The X-rated pic was captioned “Love female masturbation #NSFW.”
The tweet — newsflash, everyone that follows you can see those, Rambis! — is from the Twitter account @ilike2touch, according to GQ.com.
Rambis offered a vague comment before the Knicks played the Raptors on Monday night about the situation: “It’s unfortunate that it happened. I’ve dealt with it and moved on.”
According to the team, however, Rambis was hacked and/ or spammed. In addition to the pornography, Rambis’ account showed that he liked a money-lending tweet that he did not, according to Jonathan Supranowitz, the team’s VP of public relations.
“Kurt did not like those items on his Twitter page and we worked with Twitter to make sure the situation did not happen again,” Supranowitz said.
Rambis, who has nearly 44,000 followers, isn’t all that active on the social media site, as his last tweet is from 34 days ago. Out of the 144 accounts Rambis follows on Twitter, one of the them — @greatassdaily — is dedicated to pictures of female posteriors and another — @swe_girl — is filled with graphic pornography photos.” Later on Monday night his account was deleted. It’s another embarrassing situation for the Knicks (24-33), who fired head coach Derek Fisher on Feb. 9 and replaced him with Rambis. Rambis, another Phil Jackson disciple, has a 1-3 record since his hiring after last night’s loss.
Fisher was an unmitigated disaster behind the bench, going 40-96 in a season and half with the Knicks — the worse winning percentage in franchise history after one year — and making more headlines off the court than on.
He was involved in a messy love-triangle with Gloria Govan, the estranged wife of NBA player Matt Barnes back in October that ended a late-night brawl with the Memphis Grizzlies forward. Barnes was subsequently suspended two games for his actions in the fight, and later fined $35,000 for going on a rant in his own defense.
The Fisher-Barnes incident occurred on the fifth day of training camp, probably a time when Fisher should have been honing his triangle offense skills. Although Jackson acknowledged the Barnes fight was “embarrassing for us and Derek,” he said it had nothing to do with the firing. Fisher had made the jump directly from playing to coaching last season and never seemed comfortable.