Stick to stocks, Wall Street Journal.
In their recap of the Golden State Warriors' Game 4 win over the Portland Trail Blazers that sealed a trip to their fifth consecutive NBA Finals, the Journal chose perhaps the most hilarious, obvious headline possible. It reads like an Onion article.
The Warriors would not be a dynasty without Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Kevin Durant https://t.co/9Po7NDjWWX— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) May 21, 2019
Well...yeah. I guess you've technically got to give them that, but good grief.
Crosby, Stills, and Nash wouldn't have been a band without Crosby, Stills, or Nash.— Jason Baldock (@jason_baldock) May 21, 2019
To be fair, the Journal did realize immediately just how dumb that headline sounded and issued a tounge-in-cheek correction.
Thank you to everyone who has brought this to our attention. We are sorry to have forgotten about Jonas Jerebko. https://t.co/ToPoMl8lAC— WSJ Sports (@WSJSports) May 21, 2019
While some might have forgiven, Twitter did not, as they continued to flame the Journal for that unimaginative headline.
Mount Rushmore would not be a monument without Washington, Jefferson, T. Roosevelt, and Lincoln.— @SiddiqRex (@SiddiqRex) May 21, 2019
A basketball team wouldn't be good without their five best players. Only at the Wall Street Journal will you find such analytical, nuanced takes.
you said it. they wouldn’t be a basketball team if none of their players played basketball either.— pro bowl mvp (@rynej__) May 21, 2019
That combination of blandness and stating the obvious hasn't been seen since the last time Magic Johnson tweeted. Come to think of it, did Magic ghostwrite this?
Did Magic write this headline— Chi Young Moon (@ChiYoungMoon) May 21, 2019
Tune in to the NBA Finals in June to see if Jonas Jerebko can lead his Warriors to another title.