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It seems that Bryan Colangelo’s covert online activity might not have stopped with burner Twitter accounts.

Thanks to some digital detective work, particularly by a Twitter user named Mike Chiodo, it seems that the 76ers general manager or someone close to him has likely been commenting on Philly.com, The Sixer Sense and other outlets covering not only the Sixers but also Raptors, where Colangelo used to work.

The evidence comes in the form of comments on the Disqus platform from someone “named” Jacob Reuben who seemed to know a suspicious amount about the inner-workings of the Sixers’ front office.

Here is Reuben talking about Brett Brown forcing out Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor failing a physical and Markelle Fultz getting dubious advice from a mentor:

Here he is talking about Fultz’s personal life:

Here he is sharing the same type of inside info that the various burner accounts hinted at:

Here he is again implying insider knowledge:

Here he is trashing Colangelo’s former Toronto boss Tim Lieweke:

And here he is complimenting Colangelo’s looks:

In scrolling through Reuben’s many comments, there’s gossip and criticism about everyone affiliated (or recently affiliated) with the Sixers except one person: Colangelo, who gets only praise.

The discovery of these Disqus comments is the latest turn in an endlessly bizarre saga that began Tuesday night when The Ringer presented compelling evidence that five burner Twitter accounts, some of which had tweeted sensitive information, all were linked to Colangelo. Further detective work later suggested that it was not the GM pressing “send” but was actually his wife — at least on some of the accounts.

Now it seems that whoever was doing the tweeting was also busy in the internet’s comments sections, which ultimately makes sense. If you’ve got as much to say as Mr. and/or Mrs. Colangelo appear to, why stop at Twitter? Why not fire off comments on Instagram and Facebook and every comments section you can find? There could be a whole treasure trove out there of anonymous accounts sniping at Sam Hinkie, Joel Embiid, Markelle Fultz and others who the general manager of an NBA team (and his wife) should not be sniping at.

About Alex Putterman

Alex is a writer and editor for The Comeback and Awful Announcing. He has written for The Atlantic, VICE Sports, MLB.com, SI.com and more. He is a proud alum of Northwestern University and The Daily Northwestern. You can find him on Twitter @AlexPutterman.