Recently, NBA insider and analyst Shams Charania found himself in an embarrassing situation. The Athletic reporter was called out for running the popular social media account Hoop Central. A major blunder from the Chicago native who finds himself caught in a storm online.
Shams was revealed via a screenshot posted to Hoop Central’s Twitter account. The topic is Draymond Green’s reaction to Lakers guard Patrick Beverley’s 3-game ban.
Hoop Central is owned by Shams himself LMAOOO pic.twitter.com/QxFgTYZAVM
— Real NBA Quotez (@realnbaquotxz) November 24, 2022
From what the screenshot looks like, it was taken by Sham’s phone. This leaves the 28-year-old in a worrying situation, with social media digging up some of the account’s old tweets and exposing his biased opinions of players and former colleagues.
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As such, it was only a matter of time before the skeletons emerged from the closet and possibly left Shams with a read face.
NBA Twitter reacts to Shams Charania being exposed for running Hoop Central.
So HoopCentral really was Shams Burner 🤔 the whole time pic.twitter.com/ynig9X5u6P
— 🤝 (@PHXBuns) November 24, 2022
— Adam Hartenshake (@supxans) November 24, 2022
— 🌖⚡️ (@thundercudi) November 25, 2022
It’s definitely not lol
— Farbod Esnaashari (@Farbod_E) November 24, 2022
— NBACentral (@TheNBACantrel) November 24, 2022
LOL-Shams forgot to unsubscribe pic.twitter.com/gHGfJjtTN0
— Alex (@starfly00709) November 24, 2022
@ShamsCharania ??? https://t.co/6BmtVjuCE1
— Khalil Jamal (@khaliljamal03) November 25, 2022
That certainly doesn’t look good on Shams’ resume, considering the above controversy could hurt the NBA insider’s credibility.
A look behind the scenes of Shams Charania.
Shams was born and raised in Chicago, where he graduated from Loyola University. The Athletic reporter began his career as a sportswriter when he was just 17, covering the Bulls for ChicagoNow.
When Shams caught the attention of veteran Adrian Wojnarowski, he joined Yahoo Sports. The 28-year-old’s role brought him breaking news about contract extensions and high-profile signings.
In 2018, Shams joined The Athletic and Stadium and rose through the ranks when he broke the news that Rudy Gobert had tested positive for COVID-19, as well as former US President Donal Trump and First Lady Melina Trump testing the same.
The senior reporter has amassed a net worth of $1.5 million and provided breaking news.
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