The internet can be a very tricky place.
A fake quote attributed to Ja Morant made its way onto ESPN’s This Just In show. Host David Jacoby and NBA analyst Kendrick Perkins read out the fake quote, which was wrongly attributed it to Bleacher Report, and discussed it on Monday’s show. In the fake quote, Morant said Jordan would be considered “just another superstar” if he were playing today.
Jacoby apologized on Twitter afterward to Morant and Taylor Rooks, who had done a recent interview with the Grizzlies standout.
See the video below:
— Matt Elyas (@matty_ice45) July 11, 2022
You can see Jacoby’s apology:
As the face of this I want to do three things:
1) apologize in general
3) Give a big shout to “Matty Ice” for watching from a what looks like a liquor store https://t.co/A0GrBV9KgV
— Jacoby (@djacoby) July 11, 2022
Morant did an hour-long sitdown interview with Rooks, released on Monday, speaking on a long list of topics.
Ja also said PSG star midfielder Lionel Messi is best footballer in the world, but no one is quoting that…
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