Recently NBA Insider and Analyst Shams Charania found himself in an embarrassing situation. The Athletic Reporter got called out for running the popular social media account Hoop Central. A grave error on the part of the Chicago native, finding himself amid a Storm online.
Shams was exposed via a screenshot posted on Hoop Central’s Twitter account. The subject being Draymond Green’s reaction to Lakers guard Patrick Beverley’s 3-game suspension.
The owner of Hoop Central is Shams himself LMAOOO pic.twitter.com/QxFgTYZAVM
— Real NBA Quotez (@realnbaquotxz) November 24, 2022
What appeared the Screenshot to be captured from Shams’ phone. Thus leaving the 28-year-old in a distressing situation with social media digging up some of the account’s old tweets, uncovering his biased opinions on players and former colleagues.
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Thus it was only a matter of time before the Skeletons from the closet appeared, leaving Shams potentially red-faced.
NBA Twitter reacts to Shams Charania getting exposed for running Hoop Central.
So HoopCentral was really 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
this is crazy
— NBACentral (@TheNBACantrel) November 24, 2022
LOL Shams Forgot to log out pic.twitter.com/gHGfJjtTN0
— Alex (@starfly00709) November 24, 2022
@ShamsCharania ??? https://t.co/6BmtVjuCE1
— Khalil Jamal (@khaliljamal03) November 25, 2022
This certainly doesn’t look good on Shams’ resume, given the dent the above controversy could cause on the NBA Insider’s credibility.
A look into Shams Charania’s background.
Shams was born and raised in Chicago, graduating from Loyola University. The Athletic Reporter began his sportswriting career at a mere 17 years old, covering the Bulls for ChicagoNow.
On catching Veteran Adrian Wojnarowski’s attention, Shams joined Yahoo Sports. The 28-year-old’s role entailed him breaking news about contract extensions and high-profile signings.
In 2018, Shams joined The Athletic and Stadium, rising the ranks as he broke the news of Rudy Gobert testing 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, delivering breaking news.
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