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AP Accidentally Names Denzel Washington, Not Denzel Valentine, Player Of The Year

Denzel Washington and Buddy Heild AP tweet.

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Back in the 1970s, Denzel Washington, now one of the most famous actors on the planet, played basketball at Fordham for head coach P.J. Carlesimo. Apparently, he was so successful, that decades later, he's being recognized for his greatness.

...or, the AP just made a fairly big typo.

Thursday, the Associated Press named its Player of the Year, which is actually Michigan State's Denzel Valentine. In their tweet to announce the news, they accidentally named Denzel Washington as the winner.

Denzel Washington and Buddy Heild atop the AP player of the year votes.

The AP later corrected the mistake and poked some fun at itself.

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Well, that was fun. In all seriousness, congratulations to Denzel Valentine.