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.