— John Wall (@John_Wall) July 2, 2014
Like the draft, free agency is a rush for reporters to try to scoop one another. There is a lot of reporter’s pride on the line.
Sometimes though, the newsmakers tweet out the news first. That is what happened Tuesday when Wizards guard John Wall announced on Twitter the Wizards would re-sign Marcin Gortat. All the other reporters (I saw David Aldridge of NBA.com first, but it could have been someone else) quickly raced to their phones to get the amount. That amount is five years, $60 million for the center from Poland.