NBA Draft: Hear Warriors’ Pick’s Name Completely Butchered by Analyst

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Getty Golden State Warriors draft pick Moses Moody poses for photos on the red carpet during the 2021 NBA Draft on July 29.

There were no blockbuster trades made by the Golden State Warriors during Thursday night’s NBA draft, as they elected to make both of their lottery selections at No. 7 and No. 14 overall.

Despite “highly active” talks surrounding the seventh selection, they haven’t found a suitable trade as of yet, so they drafted G-League star Jonathan Kuminga. With the 14th selection, the Dubs chose Moses Moody out of Arkansas.

That’s M-O-S-E-S M-O-O-D-Y. Seems simple enough, right?

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Well, one ESPN NBA commentator had quite the adventure trying to pronounce one of the newest members of the Warriors.

That was painful and embarrassing, but all-around hilarious to witness.


Twitter, of Course, Had a Field Day With Perk’s Struggles

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GettyESPN NBA commentators Amin Elhassan, Cassidy Hubbarth, Kendrick Perkins and Paul Pierce pose for a photo before the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers in December 2019.

In the modern age of social media, Perkins was, of course, immediately roasted on Twitter.

Thankfully, the former NBA champion later got a shot at clearing up his error and redeemed himself – sort of.


Kendrick Perkins corrects himself after screwing up Moses Moody’s name 😂2021-07-30T02:05:23Z

The Arkansas Razorbacks did indeed reach out to Perk on Twitter to let him know of his mistake, which he admitted to.


Razorbacks Call out Perk, Big Man Owns up to Mistake

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GettyMoses Moody of the Arkansas Razorbacks shoots over Mark Vital of the Baylor Bears on March 29.

Here’s what the Razorbacks’ men’s basketball Twitter account had to say.

Perkins quickly saw the mention and owned up.

The selection of Moody and Kuminga has drawn a mixed bag of reactions thus far in Dub Nation. Some feel that the organization should have done everything possible to make a trade for another starter, while others like the potential of the duo and felt they were good value choices.

What wasn’t a mixed bag was the reaction to Perkins’ blunder on Thursday night. The consensus was that it was the most hilarious moment of the first round of the draft.

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