Media reaction to Michael Beasley potential signing was fun to watch

When @WojYahooNBA tweeted a few days ago that…

a lot of people on social media (especially locally) blew it off. They were interested in getting back to watching the Hurricanes beat up on the Gators. How could anyone react like the source, Adrian Wojnarowski (one of the best in the business) was just blowing hot summer air for us to take in?

The Miami Heat beat writers jumped into action, checking with their sources to see if there was any credence to the report. All of their sources said…

and

Some were a little bit more dismissive…

Even the veteran who’s been covering the team from the beginning was thrown off the trail

but in true Ira fashion, he followed it up with some perspective

some writers even deleted their original tweets! lol…

It’s an interesting array of responses from the guys who’s job it is to cover this team day in and day out. Look, I’m no reporter, but I’d be pissed if the source I count on for information told me one thing, and then days later it turns out to be another.
Sure I know. There are so many scenarios. One can say maybe the source (in this case, sources unless all of the beat writers have the same one) legitimately didn’t know. Or the team could have had a change of heart. I get it. But to have only one guy, who is miles away (unless Woj lives with Pat Riley) break a story like this, has got to have these guys a little pissed, right?

And then there is the Miami Heat organization. Widely known as one of the more classier outfits in the NBA, totally duping the people who cover this team! To me this was on the level of Nick Saban standing in front of reporters saying…well you know the rest. Something about not going to be the Alabama coach.

Look, this post wasn’t intended to embarass or humiliate the writers mentioned above. I”m sure they are a lot more thick skinned than letting this lil ole blog get to them. But it does show those of you out there not in the business, that it’s a tricky industry. You got to trust your instincts and gut sometimes. And other times you’ve just got to wait until the smoke clears, but then come back guns blazing, like a lot of them did today, after Woj tweeted this…

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

About Ed
Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.