ESPN hosts laughed off James Harden in embarrassing fashion, could not have gotten 76ers vs. Celtics predictions more wrong
ESPN has been going down the drain slowly over the last ten years in pretty much every facet, and on-air personalities Monica McNutt and Nick Friedell hit a low-water mark for the network.
Both blatantly laughed off James Harden and the Sixers’ chances in Game 1 without Joel Embiid:
Certain folks like to use the phrase “loud and wrong” to describe those they disagree with. This is a situation in which loud and wrong falls well short of what I need to describe.
Not only were they atrociously wrong live on ESPN, but the way they dismissed the Embiid-less Sixers was just wild. They laughed about an NBA Playoff game like it was Alabama vs, The Citadel.
The best part? James Harden dropped 45 points in a career-best playoff performance and led the 76ers to steal Game 1 in Boston.
So now, we get to laugh at these fools for their horrific takes. Just look at these people’s stupid fucking faces.
This partially sucks because I am a Monica McNutt fan. She’s usually good in her roles covering games behind the desk or on the sidelines, and her name is objectively hilarious.
However, this total lack of ball knowledge really disappointed me, especially from a former player. Her flippant remarks absolutely damaged her credibility in my eyes – even more so with how horribly wrong she turned out to be.
That said, the true star of this clown show is “reporter” Nick Friedell. His sheer disrespect for Hall of Fame player James Harden by laughing like a stoned teenager should not be taken lightly.
Fortunately, James Harden saw Friedell take a shit on the carpet and took it upon himself to shove his face in it to make sure he never does it again. I hope he heeds this warning.
In the aftermath, Monica McNutt saw the fans’ responses and immediately laughed it off and called us irrational. Meanwhile, she was cackling like the Wicked With of the West on live television not a few hours ago. Funny how things change when you’re the one being laughed at.
I mean sure, if by “irrational” you mean “totally vindicated and rightly demanding satisfaction,” then I agree. I don’t think that’s what Ms. McNutt meant, though.
Like, yeah, no shit, the Sixers will have a tougher time beating the Celtics without Joel Embiid. But if James Harden continues to play lights out like this