@CuttliffBlair was your typical Twitter reply man – no followers, no tweets, a small quantity of adopted accounts, and a hyperfixation to fill replies with. Within the case of “Blair Cuttliff”, the nameless determine behind the account, this fixation was NBA refereeing. Particularly, the refereeing of Eric Lewis. Lewis is an 18-year veteran of the NBA and has reffed six NBA Finals video games. Previous to the NBA, Lewis had 19 years of expertise within the G League, USBL, NCAA, and Florida highschool ranges.
As talked about, “Blair Cuttliff” liked to speak about, and particularly defend, Lewis’ officiating. 4 of the 5 accounts that Cuttliff adopted had been the NBA’s official account, the official account of the NBA Refs, the statistical evaluation account “Ref Analytics”, and the NBA’s communication account. There’s only one downside, “Blair Cuttliff” would possibly in reality be Eric Lewis.
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The accusations that “Blair Cuttliff” was really Eric Lewis had been made, or a minimum of collated, by the account @PabloEscoburner. They dived deep into the historical past of “Blair Cuttliff”, whose account was created in 2015, who seemingly defended Lewis on each tweet that criticized the veteran ref. This reply man habits had solely gotten extra frenzied in the course of the Lakers-Nuggets sequence, the place Lewis was accused of lacking a number of large calls. The proof in favor of Lewis being Cuttliff clearly begins with the account’s passionate protection of the ref. Moreover, there are claims that the account is registered below Lewis’ AOL account. Nonetheless, the nail within the coffin is the account’s fifth and remaining follower – George Mason Ladies’s Basketball. Now this might be completely harmless – an alma mater, a toddler’s alma mater. Nonetheless, it doesn’t assist Lewis’ case that his spouse, Vanessa Blair-Lewis, is the ladies’s basketball head coach at George Mason.
As the web tightened, Blair lastly broke. Nonetheless, they didn’t admit to being Lewis. As a substitute, they claimed to be his brother, Mark. “Pablo, That is MARK Lewis. Proper household (older brother). I’m sorry that I put E, on this scenario, however this ain’t Watergate. You’re proper, the account WILL be coming down. Twitter shouldn’t be this vindictive. Sorry to inconvenience you,” the Blair Cuttliff account tweeted at “PabloEscoburner”. HotNewHipHop has been unable to substantiate with Eric has a brother however even when he does, it’s only a bizarre scenario from prime to backside.