Even when Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski gives credit where it's due, he can't please everyone.
On Tuesday morning, ESPN's Chris Broussard reported that LeBron James opted out of his contract with the Miami Heat as expected. Wojnarowski confirmed the reports shortly thereafter:
LeBron James will opt-out of deal, source confirms. He's determined to impose pressure on Miami to improve roster and spend, sources say.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 24, 2014
He followed that up by giving ESPN credit for breaking the story:
ESPN first reported opt-out.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 24, 2014
However, ESPN NBA Insider writer Amin Elhassan replied to Wojnarowski's tweet with an apparent jab:
Wait....don't you mean a "cable television network"?! RT @WojYahooNBA: ESPN first reported opt-out.— Amin Elhassan (@AminESPN) June 24, 2014
The "cable television network" remark appears to be in reference to when Wojnarowski noted in an article last year that the Memphis Grizzlies' vice president of basketball operations John Hollinger once worked for a "cable sports company," or ESPN.
Wojnarowski responded to Elhassan with one simple tweet:
@AminESPN You have 75 guys there. You really should break every story. I'd be more worried about that than me.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 24, 2014
Based on some of his ensuing tweets, it looks like Elhassan may have been joking from the start:
Regardless of Elhassan's intentions, Wojnarowski didn't take kindly to being called out.
[Twitter, h/t The Big Lead]