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A rep for Kristaps Porzingis is saying that the Knicks forward’s Twitter account was hacked yesterday, the reason for a since-deleted post reading “LA Clippers” with three smiley faces.

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Screenshot via @TheHoopCentral
Screenshot via @TheHoopCentral

The tweet was deleted only seconds after it was posted last night, and a Porzingis representative told ESPN this morning that the 21-year-old had been sleeping when the tweet was sent and that his account was hacked. (Porzingis was in Spain yesterday, attending the Barcelona-Villarreal match. He last tweeted about five hours before the tweet about the Clippers.)

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The cryptic tweet came just one day after ESPN reported that multiple teams called the Knicks to discuss potential trades after news leaked that a frustrated Porzingis had skipped his exit meeting with club president Phil Jackson and general manager Steve Mills.

Update (2:40 p.m. ET): This, honestly, is an excellent alibi. Who the hell uses the basic smiley face?

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