Today in blistering-hot sports takes, the official Twitter account of the Wall Street Journal came in with this scorcher: “The Warriors would not be a dynasty without Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Kevin Durant.”
That’s some planet-shaking stuff that would make even Charles Barkley shudder.
The technically correct but still very bad tweet accompanied a column titled: “Why the Golden State Warriors Are in the NBA Finals—Again.” It highlights how instrumental those five players have been to the Warriors’ success over the past five seasons. The article itself was relatively straightforward and earnest, so it appears there was a disconnect between the author and person responsible for the tweet.
In less than two hours, the tweet garnered over 700 replies from snarky fans who delivered their own incredibly controversial takes.
“I know this is going to sound crazy, but stay with me here: The Bulls would not have won six titles without Michael Jordan,” one user wrote.
“Mount Rushmore would not be a monument without Washington, Jefferson, T. Roosevelt, and Lincoln,” offered another.
One Warriors fan pointed out that the Wall Street Journal failed to acknowledge James Michael McAdoo, who was with the team from 2014-17.
Click through the slideshow above to see reactions to the Wall Street Journal’s unfortunate tweet about the Warriors.
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