ICYMI: The NBA Playoffs are in full swing. Teams are leaving it all on the court and sports reporters are becoming huge homers for the local team. Well, most of them.
Last week, The Oklahoman decided that perennial All-Star Kevin Durant hasn’t really been pulling his weight on the Oklahoma City Thunder, so on the front page of its sports page, they called him “Mr. Unreliable.”
The sports world blew a gasket. “Unjustified,” “Shameful,” and “Smoking crack” were a few of the sentiments out there. Durant didn’t blame them because he’s more of a gentleman — and about to be a free agent.
So, he goes out the next night scoring 36 points and leading the team to victory and a Game 7. After a day hearing the news world still blowing up the paper, that’s when the paper apologized. Read more