Early on Friday afternoon, Mercury News reporter Shayna Rubin broke the news that Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry won’t have his injured left foot re-evaluated until after the regular season concludes. The implication of the tweet is obvious: Curry will miss the remainder of the regular season (five games), which calls into question whether he’ll be ready for the playoffs.
Steph Curry, out with a sprained foot, will be re-evaluated again after the regular season concludes, according league sources.
— Shayna Rubin (@ShaynaRubin) April 1, 2022
The immediate, overwhelming reaction to Rubin’s tweet was a flood of Warriors fans asking if this was an April Fool’s joke. It was not, of course, because she covers the team for a living and making an April Fool’s joke about the team you cover would be incomprehensibly short-sighted. But a portion of the skepticism from fans probably has to do with the unfortunate reality of breaking NBA news in 2022: The vast majority of big-time scoops are delivered by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Stadium’s Shams Charania.