ESPN hired league insider Adrian Wojnarowski to break as much news as possible. He's doing just that at tonight's draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Prior to the draft, it had been reported that ESPN had instructed its NBA insiders to not spoil draft picks. Basically, they didn't want Woj and others tweeting "The Orlando Magic are drafting Mo Bamba at No. 6..." a minute before the selection is announced live on television. They feel it spoils the suspense of live TV.
"Reporters from league broadcast partners ESPN, Turner Sports and Yahoo will be prohibited from disclosing draft selections on social media before they are officially announced, according to multiple people with direct knowledge of the decision," the New York Times reports.
Woj does not appear to care about this. He's spoiling all of the picks.
Some are suggesting that Wojnarowski was going to follow the rules until he saw reporters from rival outlets breaking draft selections.
The New York Times' Marc Stein and Yahoo! Sports' Shams Charania, among others, have been breaking picks.
It's chaos and we love it.
The 2018 NBA Draft, for those not following along on Twitter, is being televised on ESPN.