NBA commissioner Adam Silver revealed Friday that he had a secret Twitter account. A few hours later, one Utah Jazz fan convincingly argued that he had found it.
Via ESPN’s Arash Markazi, Silver mentioned that in addition to using the official league account, he had a secret handle “just to follow what’s going on”:
By about 10 p.m. ET the same night, Twitter user @5kl, with the display name Kris, believed he had found Silver’s account. Kris showed his work in the post, but here’s the summary: The commissioner would most likely have a protected account, with little identifying information, that followed a lot of people. Kris started by looking at the followers of @NBAPR, the league’s official communications account. Among that account’s followers was @miltonpoint, an account with two followers and the default “egg” avatar that was created in March of 2008. Silver is from Rye, N.Y.; Milton Point is a neighborhood in Rye. Additionally, Silver’s brother Owen had interacted with the account.
I asked the NBA if @miltonpoint was indeed Silver’s account, but the league hasn’t replied. If you’re one of the lucky two followers, let me know what Silver’s two tweets are. Hopefully they’re memes.