Finding the personal contact information of an NBA professional has always been a pipe dream for many within the community. To be able to call, text, and chat with someone placed in the highest basketball organization in sports would be a uniquely rare opportunity.
Well, on Tuesday night, Michael Porter Jr. made that dream a reality, not be releasing the data of his personal information, but that of NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver’s. In an apparent meeting between the league and their players, Porter captured a photo featuring Silver providing his contact information, including a cell-phone number.
Sooooo… Michael Porter Jr. just posted Adam Silver’s cell number on Snapchat. pic.twitter.com/hVP58H6ZzX
— SI Extra Mustard (@SI_ExtraMustard) August 13, 2019
We still don’t know for sure yet if that really is Silver’s number, but someone has responded to attempts to reach out, including interesting (unconfirmed) text exchanges with several fans.
HE JUST RESPONDED TO ME LMAOOOO pic.twitter.com/dEGFQU8AxX
— Semi 🐝 (@Semi_Swoljeleye) August 13, 2019
LMAO ME TOO pic.twitter.com/B6wscDUnTe
— Joseph (@JCassidy44) August 13, 2019
Of course, as these things usually go on the internet, the phenomenon became a bit of a meme on Twitter, as fans and media members alike joined in on the fun.
Need Adam Silver to make some moves pic.twitter.com/05HK8alTQR
— Tyler Brooke (@TylerDBrooke) August 13, 2019
— Andrew (@Gucci_Gotch) August 13, 2019
— Petty Rocket/Russ Skeptic (@PettyRocket) August 13, 2019
Adam silver reading all of NBA twitters texts pic.twitter.com/JrfjkV7sIi
— Gianni (@frange_27) August 13, 2019
Silver has likely already changed numbers by now, but he should still have a serious chat with Porter Jr. At the very least, he should be paying that upcoming phone bill.
Nevertheless, it just goes to show how one tiny, little mistake, can almost break the internet.