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Shams Charania Joins Yahoo Sports' NBA Coverage Team

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistSeptember 3, 2015

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Yahoo Sports' NBA coverage got a major boost with the hiring of star reporter Shams Charania from RealGM.com. 

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports broke the news of Charania's hiring, calling him the "best young basketball reporter on the planet."

After being scooped by his new colleague, Charania posted a picture on Instagram of him signing his contract with Yahoo:

Charania's now-ex employers at RealGM.com had high praise for him on Twitter:

Just 21 years old and a junior in college, Charania has already made an indelible mark in NBA reporting. He worked at RealGM for three years as a full-time employee, which is almost unheard of in the business.

As far as how Charania was able to achieve that level of success at such a young age, he explained a little bit of what happened in an interview with Chris Reichert of Upside and Motor. 

“Early in my time there (at RealGM) I wrote a lot of guest analysis pieces and features,” he said. “I was grinding everyday and I started making connections and honestly, it’s just expanded from there.”

Being able to find a career working in sports is a question every fan asks at some point in their life. Charania, who is only going to get better as he gets older, has provided an unusual template that shows anyone can do it with the right drive, mentality and work ethic. 

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