Originally written on Celtics Green ...a boston celtics blog.  |  Last updated 6/27/12
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Over the past couple of days, there have been fake twitter reports of trades and retirements and other such nonsense. There have been fake Chris Broussard and fake Stephen A Smith accounts that have causes havoc among Celtics fans and NBA fans alike. There was this tweet from @Stephan A Smifh

Sad day for the NBA, as the great Kevin Garnett has decided to retire. Press conference scheduled for 1 pm EST tomorrow on ESPN.

— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmifh) June 27, 2012


This got over 3,000 retweets and even had other NBA players responding and retweeting. It was mass bedlam for awhile until someone caught the f in place of the t in Smith and called foul.

Then there was @Chris_Brousard who tweeted this:

Ray Allen will meet with Knicks owner James Dolan in New York next week regarding a possible contract, per league source.

— Chris Brousard (@Chris_Brousard) June 18, 2012

and this:

The Celtics have traded Rajon Rondo, the #21 and #22 picks to the Kings, in exchange for Tyrke Evans and the #5 pick, per league source.

— Chris Brousard (@Chris_Brousard) June 26, 2012

It was the latter tweet that caused an absolute frenzy on the internet before the real Chris Broussard (2 s's) called out the fake Chris Brousard (1 s) for his shenanigans.

So, the lesson to be learned from this is that no matter what you hear or read, verify it first before re-tweeting or going into full out panic over it. I have a feeling that this is only going to get worse before the off-season is over.
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