Friday, December 08, 2006

Jim Gray Punk'd

So I'm watching the Wiz-Sixers game on ESPN. Lots of amusing stuff tonight. Gilbert Arenas hits 3's at the buzzer at the end of the 1st and 2nd quarters. Sixers GM is asked if Allen Iverson asked to be traded and says he won't answer, and then 10 minutes later or so the Sixers president is asked the same question and says yes. But the coup de gras was clearly a minute ago. Jim Gray throughout the evening had been discussing a conversation he had with Allen Iverson, where Iverson apparently he said he wanted to be traded to the Wolves, and Gray talked about having the conversation cut out on him with Iverson saying he'd call back. Then a minute ago they cut to Gray, who says that he was speaking with an imposter Iverson, and that he had been duped. In the process Gray looked somewhere on the level of an elementary school journalist. Absolutely hilarious. We need stuff like this in sports news more often.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Phil said...

At least Gray was honest, the retraction to error rate in sports journalism is absurdly low. As an aside, visit basketball-reference.com and look at Iverson's top comparables: plenty of guys who had very early declines. Someone will grossly overpay/overbid for him, I wager.

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