Looks like things can easily be misunderstood at times.
As Marc Berman of the New York Post pointed out, Williamson revealed in a 2016 documentary filmed by Home Team Hoops that one of the reasons he signs autographs is the fact Davis turned down his request when he was a child.
We even posted about it.
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) May 21, 2019
Now apparently what he had in fact said was lost in translation, as reporters are rushing to get to the bottom of this.
Check out the tweets below:
The tweets about John Wall turning down a young Zion Williamson for an autograph seem to have misquoted him. Also, this is more in line with what I’ve seen from Wall over the years. I’ve seen him sign a lot of autographs in a lot of different settings. https://t.co/c2Vyn2Ey7N
— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) May 21, 2019
Some context on Zion Williamson/Anthony Davis/John Wall autograph story being rehashed: Williamson has never met Davis or Wall, per source close to him. Neither snubbed him. Williamson was providing analogy using athletes he looked up to in high school, on why he signs for kids.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 21, 2019
You can hear Zion say “It would hurt me IF someone like Anthony Davis John Wall turned me down” https://t.co/qUg3TzFh9o
— Darren M. Haynes (@DarrenMHaynes) May 21, 2019
Well there you have it, of course had it been understood correctly the first time around, there’d be no story to tell.
Gotcha journalism is a slippery slope.
On to the next one…
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