NBA: Rondo to Sacramento? Relax Celtics fans, it's a hoax
The parody account fooled many and the tweet in question quickly garnered more than a thousand retweets from shocked Boston fanatics.
The Celtics have traded Rajon Rondo, the #21 and #22 picks to the Kings, in exchange for Tyrke Evans and the #5 pick, per league source.
— Chris Brousard (@Chris_Brousard) June 26, 2012
In fact, so many people were taking it as actual news that the real Chris Broussard, ESPN sportswriter, had to send out a clarification on his own account, warning people of the impostor tweeter.
There's a Chris BROUSARD posting fake stuff....my name is spelled with two SS's not one....ignore it
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) June 26, 2012
Chris Brousard, the parody account, has in the past also tweeted out several fictitious trades, including a Ray Allen to New York Knicks deal, a swap that sends Andre Iguodala to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for the #8 pick, and a Pau Gasol for the #2 overall pick rumor involving the Lakers big man and the Charlotte Bobcats. This is the first tweet that really fooled a large number of people however, with previous "fakes" registering less than 50 retweets.
Ray Allen will meet with Knicks owner James Dolan in New York next week regarding a possible contract, per league source.
— Chris Brousard (@Chris_Brousard) June 18, 2012
The 76ers have traded Andre Iguodala to the Raptors in exchange for the #8 pick in the draft, per league source.
— Chris Brousard (@Chris_Brousard) June 14, 2012
The Lakers are in discussions with the Bobcats about acquiring the #2 pick in exchange for a package including Pau Gasol
— Chris Brousard (@Chris_Brousard) June 11, 2012
That means stop the celebrations Sacramento Kings fans, and step away from that ledge Celtics diehards, the mercurial Rondo is not going anywhere, for now at least. - AMD, GMA News