Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade deny story from alleged Bryan Colangelo tweet
Dwayne Wade and his wife Gabrielle Union found their way into the bombshell report about Bryan Colangelo’s alleged social media activity, and the NBA star and actress do not seem pleased about the way they have been portrayed.
As Ben Detrick of The Ringer uncovered, one of the five burner accounts that supposedly belongs to Colangelo responded to a tweet from Union in February 2017. Union had pointed out that Tom Brady chose not to visit the White House when Barack Obama was in office, and at the time there was a possibility the Patriots quarterback would attend the White House after Donald Trump had been elected. The person running account, which has the name “Eric jr.” and handle @AlVic40117560, responded by claiming he or she witnessed Wade and Union being “nasty” to a young fan at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
“I sat NEXT to you and [Dwyane Wade] at Beijing Olympics and saw you both being rude nasty to little kid fan,” the two tweets read. “Had to eat yr pizza. … You showed no respect to this little kid, who are you to stand on high grounds? Never looked at DW the same after that.”
Bryan Colangelo’s father Jerry, who was the managing director of USA Basketball in 2008, was in Beijing for the Olympics. The Ringer could not confirm whether or not Bryan was there also, but an excerpt from Dan Bickley’s book “Return to Gold” mentions Bryan being there. The younger Colangelo also had a role with the Olympic team at the time, as he joined USA Basketball Men’s Senior National Program Advisory Panel in 2005.
According to Union and Wade, Gabby did not travel to Beijing for the Olympics even though Wade was on the team.
Well ain't this interesting. I didnt go to the Beijing Olympics so whoever wrote the tweets created a whole rude celeb fantasy for a very specific reason, an attempt to discredit me for my tweets about athletes not wanting to go to the White House https://t.co/OozdMUziPL
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) May 30, 2018
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) May 30, 2018
The 76ers have launched an investigation into Colangelo’s alleged Twitter activity, and the GM is going to have an endless amount of explaining to do if it is determined that he is responsible for all of the accounts. He is already reportedly scrambling to address some of it, but the situation has the potential to get a lot uglier.