Fans were not happy after the ESPN audio feed for the Minnesota Timberwolves – Memphis Grizzlies first round game went fuzzy.
This is how it all sounded if you missed the game.
— Ryan Kern (@RyanJKern) April 16, 2022
ESPN has gone several minutes having the studio crew calling the Grizzlies Timberwolves game after things went VERY wrong with the normal audio feed. pic.twitter.com/OKfXI6srBZ
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) April 16, 2022
While the sounds from the audio issue were painful enough, ESPN decided to throw in talking head Stephen A. Smith and Jalen Rose to do commentary while the crew had difficulty fixing the audio.
Fans shared their mixed reactions to the whole situation.
Should be a TNT broadcast throughout the playoffs. ESPN is hot garbage, nobody wants to hear Stephen A Smith on a Saturday
— 7th Letter (@SameOlG_) April 16, 2022
Is there a robot in my TV? Am I dying? What just happened in the Griz/TWolves game?
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) April 16, 2022
Stephen a Smith and Jalen Rose carrying the ESPN broadcast pic.twitter.com/4MK4t6HnWL
— Drex⚡️ (@Drex_2k) April 16, 2022
What the hell am I listening to on @espn ??? I’m trying to watch the @NBA playoffs and it sounds like a radio broadcast. If this continues, I’m shutting it off. Go back to two people calling the game from the sidelines. #NBAPlayoffs #NBA @stephenasmith @JalenRose @Espngreeny
— 🇺🇦 JJ 🇺🇦 (@JJBlood_) April 16, 2022
I’d rather hear lofi beats to study/relax to over this broadcast than fuckin stephen a smith commentate
— ً🧸 (@MachHomie) April 16, 2022
All NBA games should be broadcast by Mike Greenberg and Stephen A Smith with zero crowd noise
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) April 16, 2022
LMAOO give me the alien broadcast over Stephen A Smith
— Samatar (@RetroBoominati) April 16, 2022
Hearing Stephen a Smith and Jalen Rose tryna cover the ESPN broadcast pic.twitter.com/wb0xyL0qXE
— James Jr (@PrinceJamesJr) April 16, 2022
How it felt listening to the audio from the Timberwolves-Grizzlies game pic.twitter.com/FGFJRgDsT3
— NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) April 16, 2022
That ESPN audio for Grizzlies-Timberwolves 😩 pic.twitter.com/d5ZQbr7I5C
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) April 16, 2022
The broadcast was able to fix their audio issues in the second quarter.
Hopefully we never have to hear that awful sound or Stephen A. Smith do color commentary for a game ever again.
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