The NBA's website confused a 76ers player with his father, a Cleveland coach, and put him on the wrong team's roster.
Without a doubt, technology has made life easier. But one quotidian challenge that technology has not been able to overcome is that sometimes two different people have the same name.
For example, Larry Drew is a 56-year-old assistant coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers. His son, Larry Drew II, a NBA rookie, just signed with the Philadelphia 76ers. While Larry Drew II was signed by the Miami Heat on Oct. 20, he was released just a few days later, spending some time in the D-League before being called up to Philadelphia on Friday.
Enter all that information into a computer, hit the "mix-em-up" button, and you get an NBA webpage that has the elder Drew's picture, with the younger Drew's name, posted on the Heat's roster page.
SBnation has captured the image for posterity, and it's something to behold.
The 76ers, the Heat, and even the Cavaliers have struggled at times, or throughout, this season. That the NBA's own website has now failed them in such a thorough and spectacular way is surely a dispiriting development.