One of the biggest changes that has affected NBA Draft coverage is the advent of Twitter and specifically, the scoops by NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski.
Now colloquially known as “Woj bombs,” these scoops are delivered straight to the Twitter feeds of Wojnarowski’s 1.8 million followers so that the public can find out breaking NBA news at the same time as news outlets get their hands on it.
In recent years, Wojnarowski has become well known for breaking the news of most draft picks, often minutes before the announcement is made on television.
During the second round of the draft on Thursday, some fans at the Barclays Center decided to have a little fun by spoiling the news of a few picks. As NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum took the stage to announce the Denver Nuggets’ pick, fans yelled out “Monte Morris!” from the stands during the pregnant pause Tatum took. Tatum gave a smile in response. When the fan pulled the same stunt on the very next pick, Tatum couldn’t contain his laughter.
A video from another angle shows the fans celebrating their announced pick. It appears that everyone was having a good time.
It’s nice that Tatum took the jeers in such good stride. In other leagues it’s easy to imagine a commissioner having much less fun with this scenario playing out, but after a long night of announcements this was a good bit of levity to close the show.
The dudes at the #NBAdraft keep spoiling the picks. Good shtick.
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