- ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is the king of scoops when it comes to the NBA.
- Woj was back at it again on Thursday morning, spoiling the top three picks in the upcoming NBA Draft.
- Basketball fans appears to have had enough of his shtick, as they were not happy with his reporting.
You see that looks Rachel Nichols is giving Adrian Wojnarowski in the photo above?
That’s the same look that all of NBA Twitter is currently giving Woj.
The ace NBA reporter has exploded into prominence in the last decade for being the premier basketball reporter. If there’s a big story in the past 10 years, Woj probably broke it. But one thing he does seems to not be sitting so well with NBA fans.
Woj loves to spoil NBA Draft picks.
To be fair to Wojnarowski, ESPN is paying a whole boatload of money to just that. His job is to be first, especially with former protege-turned-foe Shams Charania doing the same at The Athletic.
But drafts are all about surprises, and if those are gone then so is a lot of the fun. So people weren’t super pleased when he appeared to give away each of the top three picks.
As team boards finalize today, the 1-2-3 of the NBA Draft is increasingly firm, per sources: Jabari Smith to Orlando, Chet Holmgren to Oklahoma City and Paolo Banchero to Houston.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 23, 2022
that just blew me! woj would spoil ya gender reveal if he could
— Travonne Edwards (travonne.eth) (@Travonne) June 23, 2022
Woj is going to spoil the Stranger Things ending next and I’m going to be super pissed.
— “Chris Walder” (@WalderSports) June 23, 2022
Woj is that kid whose parents would let them stay out late on a school night to go to the midnight premiere of a movie then spoil the whole thing to everyone in class the next day. https://t.co/8WXP2elrsi
— Junior Maruwa (@juniormaruwa) June 23, 2022
You know what I hate?
Woj and Shams doing all they can do to spoil the draft. Let us watch the draft man.
— Mac Miller Forever (@SassySaslove) June 23, 2022
Fans just want to watch the NBA Draft in peace. And muting Woj is tough to do, since he’s also likely to break any impending trade news.
Welp, no need to tune in guys. Woj will spoil the whole draft by the end of the day. https://t.co/gNBFxaK1ky
— Mike Roedick, MN sports fan. (@MikeRoedick69) June 23, 2022
Spoiling the top three picks of the NBA Draft at 8 AM absolutely sucks
— Rhino (@Rhino184) June 23, 2022
Not even waiting till 9am day of the draft to spoil every pick? LMAOOOO, NBA may want to take some notes on how the NFL does the draft lol https://t.co/bWoy7sFY0C
— Will Parkinson (@Willpa11) June 23, 2022
Kings stay kings. But it’s hard to imagine that ESPN is overly happy about a marquee event being spoiled well ahead of time.