By Mac Cerullo, Sports Editor
When you’re a big time college athlete, you have to deal with a lot of things that normal college students don’t. People you don’t know saying hi to you everywhere you go, reporters and people like me asking you questions everywhere you go, and occasionally, even imposters.
It would seem that Kemba Walker is dealing with an imposter of his own, as there is a Twitter account under his identity that, it turns out, doesn’t belong to him. I found the fake Twitter and started following it, and surprisingly, he started following me too. Apparently he follows everyone, he has something like 26,000 followers and is following 27,000 people himself. That seems a bit odd, I would think the best player in the country would spend most of his time practicing and working out, not following every random person he can find on Twitter.
Well, apparently Alex Oriakhi thought so too, because after a little detective work yesterday, he began a series of Tweets “exposing this fool.”
Soon after, he posted this exchange.
Is it ironic that the fake Kemba Walker is questioning whether or not someone is the real Alex Oriakhi?
When you call someone out, it’s best to tweet at everyone you can to ensure maximum embarrassment.
I wish he actually posted the guy’s real name.
I guess it shouldn’t have been too hard to figure out the account wasn’t legit. I mean, look at this screenshot.
I wonder what the real Kemba would have to say about that one?
Anyway, you can read the whole Twitter feed HERE and Oriakhi’s whole Twitter feed HERE. I recommend Oriakhi’s, he usually has something interesting to say more often than not, or if nothing else you can always count on it to know when he’s going to be at the gym or something.
And Alex, I must say, if the whole basketball thing doesn’t work out, then journalism might be in your future. A good scoop by UConn’s big man himself, and that is today’s UConn Oddity of the Day.
Following the publishing of this post, the owner of the Kemba Walker Twitter sent us this Tweet.
Now, intentions aside, the Twitter did previously claim to be Kemba Walker. It’s worth noting that it has changed it’s description and now specifically states “This is not Kemba Walker, if he wants this page, just DM me.”
What is interesting is his claim that the Alex Oriakhi twitter might be fake too. After today’s Tennessee game, we decided to go straight to the source.
Good enough proof for me.
If you encounter any other oddities or UConn related craziness that we might not catch right away, give us a heads up. Send us a tip at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or our Twitter, any of those will work.