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Jimmy Butler’s Agent Fires Explitive-Filled Tweet at Shams Charania

Charania ruffled some feathers with his analysis of Jimmy Butler and the Heat.

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Shams Charania released a nugget on Stadium over the weekend that did not please Jimmy Butler’s agent.

“I think that everyone who knows Jimmy Butler understands that this is someone who wears his heart on their sleeve. He’s not afraid to let people know how he feels,” Charania said on Stadium last week. 

“This Miami team goes to the finals last year in the bubble. So that adds expectations for Jimmy Butler and how he feels this franchise should go. I’m told there has been very, very testy moments behind the scenes between Jimmy, that coaching staff, the roster at different points.”

Charania did say the team is ascending at the right time, but that wasn’t enough cleanup for Butler’s agent. Bernard Lee of Quartexx Management had this to say about Charania.

“Shut the f*ck up you click bait, ambulance chasing, dirtbag piece of sh*t,” Lee tweeted in response to the clip. “No one has told you this because this is not reality. Go find someone’s assistant to text abt an MRI or some other human calamity you want to be 1st on. We are good over here.”

Charania is one of the most plugged reporters in the league and someone who has garnered immense respect. Yet all that gravitas wasn’t enough for Lee to let it slide. One of Charania’s colleagues on the set tried to distance himself from the report.

“I just wanna say I agree with everything Shams said but I didn’t know we was snitching on the man,” Former NBA guard Iman Shumpert said on the playoff preview show. 

“For whatever static they got going in Miami, I didn’t know we was snitchin. Shams don’t usually get down like that, but it just happened I didn’t know we were doing it. I agree with him though, what’s going on basketball-wise.”

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Bob Costas Gets Choke Up While Telling a Vin Scully Story

“Just the pure love and connection was so touching,” Costas said.

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The sports world was saddened to learn of broadcasting legend Vin Scully’s passing on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, tributes across sports media to the Dodgers icon came pouring in. Some could only hold in their emotions to the news but so well.

Bob Costas appeared on High Heat on MLB Network to remember his friend, and when talking about a particular memory that stood out in his mind, Costas got choked up.

The memory was from November 2016 when Scully received the Presidential Medal of Freedom by then President Barack Obama. Costas said Scully invited him and his wife Jill to attend the ceremony at the White House.

After the ceremony, and following an interview for CBS Sunday Morning, Costas said something wonderful happened.

“When Vin Scully walked back out of the Rose Garden and back into the White House, the conductor of the Marine Corps Band spots him and immediately he cues the band to play Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” Costas said. “But then he hands Vin the baton and Vin steps up on the podium and he’s at least figuratively conducting the Marine Corps Band.”

Costas said Scully’s wife, Sandy, photographed the moment, and then Costas started tearing up.

“Just the pure love and connection was so touching,” Costas said.

In the moment, Costas caught himself and tried to regain his composure.

“I can’t believe I’m choking up,” he said. “You’re not supposed to do that. Be professional, Bob.”

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Joe Buck Says He Tried to Convince Vin Scully to Call Part of the World Series on FOX

“If I could somehow… pay homage to somebody who’s that great and let them take my spot, man that would’ve been in the weirdest way one of the highlights of my career,” he said.

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Vin Scully is widely regarded as one of the greatest broadcasters ever and for good reason.

Even in his later years, Scully still knew how to captivate an audience while riding solo in the broadcast booth.

Joe Buck, remembering Scully in an interview on the Sports Media podcast with Richard Deitsch, said he did his darndest to try and get Vin in the booth during the World Series one more time.

“I tried to go through intermediaries to get him to do it,” Buck said. “I said we’ll make it as easy as possible.”

But Buck said it was likely the fact that Scully didn’t want to be a distraction and work with people he’s unfamiliar with that it never happened.

“You’re coming into a completely foreign situation, and now somebody’s talking in your ear, you have no idea who the hell that is, you’re working with a director you’ve never worked with, and you’re working with an analyst you’ve never worked with and what have you,” Buck said. “But just his voice and that cadence and that rhythm and that ability to just weave stories in and whatever would’ve been so great.”

Had the moment happened, Buck said there would’ve been zero chance he’d have stayed in the booth with Scully.

“I would’ve been in the lunchroom watching it,” he said. “I wouldn’t have been hovering. I would have been gone.”

Buck, like so many others in sports media, had a unique relationship with Scully. Buck said he felt like giving Vin one more chance to be on the microphone for a World Series game was the best thing he could’ve done to recognize an icon.

“If I could somehow, because I saw it in my own home, pay homage to somebody who’s that great and let them take my spot, man that would’ve been in the weirdest way one of the highlights of my career,” he said.

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ESPN Will Honor Vin Scully By Airing Iconic 1988 World Series Game 1 Tonight

ESPN will air an encore presentation of Game 1 of the 1988 World Series as a tribute to Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scull

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ESPN will air an encore presentation of Game 1 of the 1988 World Series as a tribute to Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully. The network will air the game tonight, August 3 at 8pm ET on ESPN2.

The 1988 World Series was between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Oakland Athletics. Scully was on the call for the classic game which is notable for an injured Kirk Gibson coming off the bench and hitting a walk-off home run.

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