Philly Radio Station Gets Butt-Hurt By a Daryl Morey Tweet, Bashes Him on Air
Another hot summer day, and another day filled with Philly media being too soft. This time the culprits are the Philadelphia extension of the 94WIP Sports Radio, and their morning hosts Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie who took to the airwaves to react to a Daryl Morey tweet from before Fourth of July weekend.
Now the tweet in question centers around a Keith Pompey article in which he re-visits the over-saturated topic of “Did the Process fail?” for the 9000th time. In response, Daryl Morey left a reply to the article telling Keith to find something new to talk about, effectively speaking for any rational Sixers fan who is tired of hearing about the Process.
Now some time has passed and everyone went off to enjoy their Fourth of July weekend, but that didn’t stop Joe and Jon from re-visiting the topic on their show this morning. Funnily enough, Joe DeCamara actually starts off the segment talking about how he didn’t even read the Pompey article and doesn’t even agree with the premise that the Process failed. So he effectively agrees with Morey, but then goes on to say he doesn’t like that he responded to him on Twitter with the above tweet.
From there Joe goes on a tirade filled with a ton of plainly stupid comments about what Daryl Morey is and isn’t allowed to do. Joe, of course, goes on to make grand assumptions about the “true meaning” behind Morey’s tweet claiming that the Sixers Head of Basketball Operations is wagging his finger in the face of all Sixers reporters. DeCamara goes on to tell Daryl Morey to not only “keep his mouth shut” but to “stay in his lane, and that lane is not telling a reporter what to write and what not to write.”
So in short, Joe DeCamara takes a ten-letter reply to a tweet that he openly agrees with and bashes one of the few bright spots in the Sixers organization with it. He insinuates that Morey is not only telling reporters what to write but is also slandering the “emotions” Sixers fans have gone through with the Process. Respectfully Mr. DeCamara, I’ve never seen someone in sports radio blow something so out of proportion like you did this morning.
I can only hope that isn’t actually how you feel, and that you were just looking for a few extra listeners or clicks on Twitter. If you were being serious, I won’t be taking anything you say about Philly sports seriously from here on out. Keep Daryl Morey’s name out of your mouth, and let him continue to do a great job for our organization.
Mandatory Credit: The Athletic