Recently NBA Insider and analyst Shams Charania found himself in an embarrassing situation. The Athletic reporter got called out for running the favored social media account Hoop Central. A grave error on the a 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 topic being Draymond Green’s response 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 a number of the account’s old tweets, uncovering his biased opinions on players and former colleagues.
Thus it was only a matter of time before the skeletons from the closet appeared, leaving Shams potentially read-faced.
NBA Twitter reacts to Shams Charania getting exposed for running Hoop Central.
So HoopCentral was really Shams burner the entire 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
that is crazy
— NBACentral (@TheNBACantrel) November 24, 2022
LOL shams forgot to log off pic.twitter.com/gHGfJjtTN0
— Alex (@starfly00709) November 24, 2022
— Khalil Jamal (@khaliljamal03) November 25, 2022
This definitely doesn’t look good on Shams’ resume, given the dent the above controversy could cause on the NBA Insider’s credibility.
A glance into Shams Charania’s background.
Shams was born and raised in Chicago, graduating from Loyola University. The Athletic reporter began his sportswriting profession 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, in addition to former US President Donal Trump and First Lady Melina Trump testing the identical.
The senior reporter has amassed a net price of $1.5 million, delivering breaking news.