Jun 12, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) reacts during the third quarter of game four of the 2014 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Broussard confirming LeBron James story is saddest video ever

 

Chris Broussard and his habit of “confirming” every story whether he has an independent source or not has become a bad joke around sports circles. Broussard the clown may have reached his absolute nadir on Friday when he “confirmed” the LeBron James return to Cleveland story on-air on ESPN.

Never mind the absurdity of confirming a story that was first reported via first-hand account by the subject of the story in an exclusive piece. Just look at Broussard’s performance here. Cell phone in hand like a real “journalist,” Broussard announces that the story everyone already knows is true is in fact true.

“Yup, it’s confirmed guys. I got it right here on my trusty cell phone. I’m an insider!”

Broussard is an insider like Skip Bayless is a columnist. Broussard isn’t a journalist, he just plays one on TV.

Broussard has behaved in a ridiculous fashion in the past but this display is just pathetic. You know there’s nothing even on that cell phone. It probably doesn’t even work. He probably just carries a dead cell phone around in his pocket in case he needs to pretend really quick that he just got off the horn with a source.

ESPN, stop insulting our intelligence with this dope. Stop playing your silly little game where a story isn’t a story until one of your hacks confirms it. The audience isn’t as dumb as you think. No one is impressed by Chris Broussard’s ability to pretend-confirm a story he didn’t come within fifty miles of getting.

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