NBA investigating whether referee is using Twitter burner account

The NBA is investigating whether referee Eric Lewis has been secretly using a Twitter burner account to defend himself in discussions online.

Some Twitter sleuths allegedly discovered that Lewis was using an account anonymously to defend himself. The account in question is called “Blair Cuttliff.” “Blair” is his wife’s maiden name and also the name of one of Lewis’ children.

At the time most people tracked the account, it had no followers and was following five accounts. The five accounts it was following included: the NBA’s official account, three accounts related to NBA officials and then the George Mason women’s basketball Twitter account. Lewis’ wife Vanessa Blair-Lewis coaches the George Mason women’s team.

Much of the Twitter activity from that account involved replies to conversations where the name “Eric Lewis” was mentioned. You can see a screen recording that shows the Twitter activity from that account: