Early Friday afternoon, Mercury News reporter Shayna Rubin announced the news that Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will not have his injured left foot reevaluated until the end of the regular season. The implication of the tweet is obvious: Curry will miss the rest 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 reevaluated again after the end of the regular season, league sources say.
— Shayna Rubin (@ShaynaRubin) April 1, 2022
The immediate and overwhelming reaction to Rubin’s tweet was a flood of Warriors fans asking if it was an April Fool’s Day joke. It wasn’t, of course, because she’s covering the team for a living and making an April Fool’s Day joke about the team you’re covering would be incomprehensibly short-sighted. But some of the fan skepticism likely has to do with the unfortunate reality of breaking NBA news in 2022: the vast majority of the big news is delivered by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Stadium’s Shams Charania.