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SportsCenter fudges it again

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by bigpern23, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    In the long line of journalistic transgressions made on SportsCenter, I suppose this is pretty far down list, but I just noticed during the Heat-Nets highlights an odd bit of fudging on their part.

    They tried hyping up the discord between Garnett, Pierce and LeBron and then, mid-highlight, the anchor says, "Pierce with a little how-do-you-do to LeBron James, who talked afterwards about what he worked on in the offseason." They then cut to a presser from a week or so ago - with LeBron notably wearing his home whites, instead of the road black he was wearing during their game last night - where LeBron says he won't reveal what he worked on in the offseason, "but I got better."

    WTH? Why would they bother to intercut an old interview clip in which he basically says nothing and has nothing to do with the game at hand, and then try to pass it off as happening last night despite blatantly coming from a presser after a home game?
  2. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing this was the best setup for faux arguments later in the show.
  3. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Where it was revealed that Garnett passed a note to Pierce at practice that said the LeBron picks his nose at recess.
  4. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    I think we need Stephen A. to weigh in on this, Stephen A.

    STEPHEN A.: This is an ABONIMATION. This is a TRAVESTY. Why would a professional athlete, in 2013, SAY that about another player. I spoke to my good friend Michael Jordan, who has been a big part of my poker game since 1986, I personally served as mohel at his kid's bris, who donated a kidney to me before game 1 of the NBA Finals in 1992, and he said HE WOULD NEVER say this about another player. IT JUST ISN'T DONE. I spoke to my good friend Charles Barkley, who said my good friend Scottie Pippin would never do this. WHAT was Kevin Garnett thinking! You cannot fuel the fire of my good, close friend His Lordship LeBronicus, Methusela Excessior James IV.
  5. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    This was exceedingly well done. I happen to be reading this as Stephen A. is speaking in the background. Absolutely perfect. :D
  6. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    In the midst of the MLB playoffs and a football weekend, all this over a preseason NBA game?
  7. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    The anchor actually said, "And I want to thank LeBron for bringing some hype to the Heat's regular season matchup against the Nets coming up in two weeks, kicking off the NBA season here on ESPN." So, um, yeah.
  8. GidalKaiser

    GidalKaiser Member

    I loathe the mothership's "create the news" mentality. It just reeks.
  9. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Exactly. Why cover the story of the day when you can make one?
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