Kings’ guard Garrett Temple has been a strong voice among teammates, fans and students in the Sacramento community – now he’s using it to express some frustrations with Uber.
The company has since called Temple to apologize and his account has been reactivated as of Saturday, according to a tweet from Sports 1140 KHTK radio show host Carmichael Dave.
"My account was hacked and the person was doing shady stuff on it," Temple tweeted in a reply to a fan who asked what the issue pertained to on Saturday. "(Uber) thought it was me."
Some Twitter users had fun with Temple’s initial post in the replies section.
Twitter account @DaveLack replied, “2 years ago? Mr. Arvin Jay F a Washington fan upset you didn’t stay ?” in reference to the Uber employee’s name attached to the bottom of the email and Temple’s four-year career with the Washington Wizards.
Meanwhile, @Real_Alias brought up Kevin Durant’s 43-point performance for the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals when he tweeted, “Geeze! I’d ask for the specifics. That’s as cold as a KD three.”
Temple, vice president of the National Basketball Players Association, will enter his ninth season in the league after earning the Kings’ Oscar Robertson Triple-Double Award for a second consecutive year. The award is given to a player who brings “both on and off the court influence in leadership, sportsmanship, all-round game, community service and family,” according to the Kings.