Brian Scalabrine read something on a bogus website and got the ball rolling on a bizarre trade rumor.
Are the Warriors already set to blow up their core four and trade Klay Thompson to the Celtics? Probably not, but that’s a rumor making its way across the internet on Monday thanks to a site portending the end of days.
It all started when former NBA benchwarmer Brian Scalabrine, now an analyst for CSN New England and The Vertical, went on Frank Isola’s Sirius XM radio show and said he heard the Warriors were talking with the Celtics about dealing Thompson for Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder and the Nets’ first-round pick.
Scalabrine came out and clarified that he wasn’t actually reporting the news, it was just something he’d read about.
Btw it's not my rumor or my sources. It's just something I read over the week that I thought was interesting.— Brian Scalabrine (@Scalabrine) November 14, 2016
Alright, interesting. Where did he read about it?
Morning Ledger 3 days ago justin bautista. I talk all rumors not just team I know and cover— Brian Scalabrine (@Scalabrine) November 14, 2016
This is where things get really weird. The Morning Ledger is a site that publishes almost exclusively garbage, like this post about how the supermoon is a sign of the end times.
According to a Gamers Drop report, Hagee believes that the supermoon of November 14 will be the last of the tetrad of blood moons. As a result, the day signifies a doomsday and also the second coming of Jesus.
The Justin Bautista guy Scal cites has also written about World War III is approaching, but he’s got plenty of sportswriting on his resume.