Has Shams made Woj obsolete?

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  1. Carl Herrera

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    Yes.

    Hopefully Shams doesn't join ESPN when/if he's released from his Y! contract.

    "Some of Wojnarowski's staff at The Vertical will join him, though those details are still being worked out."
     
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    They are spreading Woj too thin. ESPN has this dude on TV trying to pick his brain when he should be in a basement with a couple cellphones breaking news.
     
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  4. Carl Herrera

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    Woj looks kind of uncomfortable on TV also. New task for him.

    If ESPN is gonna use Woj like Marc Stein, they probably should have just kept Marc Stein.
     
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    My boy Shams just graduated from college. Crazy stuff

    I hope he makes it big
     
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    I just have a hard time trusting a reporter named sham.
     
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    Yeah they try to crack jokes with Woj on TV and he is not having it. Woj just stares into the camera until it's over.
     
  8. J.R.

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    This.

    The Jump crew trying to be all funny with him. Woj Bomb! Woj, have you slept all? Woj, are you okay? Woj, have you made it around the ESPN campus yet? Get lost?

    Woj, in a serious tone, "I'm fine guys. I'm fine."

    Oh, and now you have to pay to read Bobby Marks. :rolleyes:

    You know, just like the basic **** he was providing Y!, now you gotta pay. For example...

    http://www.espn.com/nba/insider/sto...y-deal-all-30-nba-teams-make-2017-free-agency

    HOUSTON ROCKETS
    Current space (with cap holds): None
    Potential maximum cap space (after renouncing free agents): None
    Free-agent cap holds: $2.8 million
    Guaranteed 2017-18 salary: $100 million
    Room under tax: $11.9 million
    Players under contract: 8
    Available exceptions: nontaxpayer midlevel ($8.4 million), biannual exception ($3.3 million)​
     
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    Except its not pronounced like that. Shams rhymes with Woj bombs.
     
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    I always thought it was pronounced like "Shums"
     
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    the 'a' is silent. so you just say "shms"
     
  12. heypartner

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    They can't. ESPN is already at the apron.

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    IMO yahoo woj was goat. I noticed once he made the switch he wasn't on top of every signing or trade 1st. ESPN is limiting his abilities for some reason.
     
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    I think ESPN is somehow holding him down. Probably saying some **** like he can't be bigger than the Mouse.
     
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    Probably politics, some players/GM's will no longer feed him stuff because they hate ESPN. Shams will inherit some of that. Will take time for him to replace those sources, but ultimately Woj is the MVP of NBA news.

    Shams is like Westbrook. He's getting the triple double, but does it even matter?
     
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    Woj has done tv segments for years now, same awkwardness on radio too.. His articles aren't that great either. He's basically a sports ambulance chaser on Twitter. ESPN paid for his social media following.
     
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    My impression is that Sham is WOJ's boy, and probably got most of his contacts from WOJ.
     
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    Yahoo has a long history of developing the highest-quality sports journos. ESPN ruins them because of the endless spin cycle. Watch Adam Schefter who is now a parody of Adam Schefter to see the end-game here.
     
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    Shams > Woj
     
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