ESPN Couldn’t Stop Blowing Trae Young Last Night

I think ESPN needs more Trae Young factoids

— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) February 6, 2018

Remember when ESPN went into Tim Tebow Watch and drove the Tim Tebow story right into the ground as fast and as hard as they possibly could? The WWL is entering that territory after what they did last night with Trae Young during the Sooners game against West Virginia. It was the Trae Young stat line game and ESPN wasn’t going to come up for air even after the final horn sounded.

ESPN was clearly all-in on making it all about Trae Young and it didn’t matter if West Virginia came in and won, 75-73, in Norman.

ESPN Twitter posted this 10 minutes before the game:

Trae Young told us 3 things you probably didn't know about him:

1. He loves watches
2. He lived in Portugal
3. He has the biggest crush on Zendaya

He & #17 Oklahoma are just minutes from tip-off against #19 WVU on ESPN.

— ESPN (@espn) February 6, 2018

And then didn’t stop with the nonstop gargling:

Meanwhile, Trae is 0-2 vs. West Virginia this season

— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) February 6, 2018

During this whole segment @espn didn’t mention they’re 0-2 against #WVU
Adam Staats (@astaats02) February 06, 2018

Make him buy you dinner first at least, @espn. You don’t wanna come off as desperate.
ChiefsJayhawksRoyals (@CJR16255) February 06, 2018

@espn no wvu stats? Trae Young and Oklahoma lost. Lol joke. That's why y'alls ratings are free falling.
Johnny Tsunami (@J_R_Mace) February 06, 2018

Is it fun to have a guy who throws up shots and tries to fill a stat line? Of course it is. Is it fun for a broadcast to seem like it’s being run by Lavar Ball? Not exactly. They just can’t let this stuff happen organically. They have to force it down our throats until it’s beyond annoying and we can’t wait to turn off the channel.

We get it, you need a star to drive the numbers. However, how about coming up for air now and then. Maybe come up for air at least once a half and not just at the end of the game when Trae’s team lost.

@espn Hey! You guys finally took the Trae Young stat line off the screen. #WVUvsOU #WVU
Zach Hartley (@zhartley17) February 06, 2018

We also got one of these last night:

Trae Young doing his best Greyson Allen impersonation with the trip on Bolden.. smh.

— WVU (@StrictlyWVU) February 6, 2018