Prominent NBA newsbreaker Shams Charania made a major gaffe while reporting on the Damian Lillard blockbuster trade Wednesday afternoon.
Charania’s original tweet announcing the three-team trade had Lillard going to the Toronto Raptors, not the Milwaukee Bucks. The tweet didn’t stay up long, but so many NBA fans have notifications for Charania’s tweets on that so plenty of screenshots were taken.
Shams will never be forgiven pic.twitter.com/8bQgYPDeXN— Vivek Jacob (@vivekmjacob) September 27, 2023
The Raptors had been a rumored destination for Lillard in recent days, so the mistake did make some sense. Charania quickly reposted the tweet with the proper trade framework, which sends Jrue Holiday and DeAndre Ayton to the Trail Blazers and Jusuf Nurkić to the Suns.
Sources: Portland, Milwaukee and Phoenix have agreed to a three-team trade:— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 27, 2023
Bucks get: Damian Lillard
Suns: Jusuf Nurkic
Blazers: Deandre Ayton
Score one for ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski in the race between the two prominent reporters. But the real loser might have been Raptors fans, who surely got their hopes up for a moment before the error was corrected.
Woj COOKED Shams this round omg— Mark Schindler (@MG_Schindler) September 27, 2023
This is like an early Tyson fight
Did shams accidentally hit send on the wrong framework just now?— William Lou (@william_lou) September 27, 2023
Listen, I love this trade, and the Bucks are gonna be so fun, but that Raptors notification is nasty work by Shams. pic.twitter.com/d20Q1MSdlC— Wolfgang Ruck (@KooshieF) September 27, 2023
I can’t believe Shams hit us with the best pump-fake of all time. I’m fuming— Steezy (@Steeezzzzzz) September 27, 2023
SHAMS WHYYYYY pic.twitter.com/dlDvJw07Z1— 🖐🏽 (@fiftyfourpts) September 27, 2023