Clippers’ Lou Williams, Patrick Beverley react to Adrian Wojnarowski’s reported suspension
ESPN reportedly suspended senior NBA insider Adrain Wojnarowski for sending an NSFW reply to an e-mail from Missouri Senator Josh Hawley. Los Angeles Clippers guards Lou Williams and Patrick Beverley both reacted to the network’s move to suspend one of its more renowned reporters.
Aye #Freewoj man 😂😂
— Lou Williams (@TeamLou23) July 12, 2020
Till it’s backwards 🙏🏾🙏🏾 https://t.co/AwP0IqUHW6
— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) July 12, 2020
Wonder how Shams Charania is reacting to all of this? Kidding aside, many people on social media backed up Woj for speaking his mind and standing up. Williams and Beverley of the Clippers seem to believe Woj deserves better as well.
For context, Senator Hawley sent an e-mail about the NBA’s rocky relationship with China and how the NBA stays silent on the ongoing issues between China and Hong Kong. Woj didn’t seem too pleased with the e-mail and promptly responded with a “f— you” to the Missouri senator. This caught the attention of the Clippers and the rest of the league.
Woj later posted an apology statement on Twitter for his actions and regrets making that mistake. ESPN later issued a statement of its own, saying it doesn’t condone the behavior of its senior insider.
Nonetheless, as much support as Wojnarowski received on social media from Clippers players and others, he still responded in an unprofessional way. Certainly, he can still disagree with Senator Hawley all he wants, but he needs to watch his words. Doing so with profanity is unacceptable, especially being a famous public figure as he is.
It’s still unknown how long ESPN will suspend Wojnarowski and if he will be around when the NBA season resumes later this month. Clippers players and other NBA players will be watching.