Twitter Is Absolutely Destroying Colin Cowherd After He Proposes Insanely Unfair NBA Trade

Getty Image

Fox Sports 1 host Colin Cowherd is no stranger to the odd hot take.

In fact, Cowherd made his name in sports media by saying outlandish things.

Take, for instance, Cowherd suggesting that Ben Simmons would take over from LeBron James as the NBA’s next big superstar.

“You know I love LeBron — I’ve talked about him incessantly for a decade. I still think he is absolutely remarkable. But for the first time in 10 to 12 years, I look at the NBA — which I’ve watched for four decades — and I say this now with Ben Simmons: ‘Hey, LeBron, we’re good, bro. You can go. You don’t have to, you can hang around. Still great. But you can go. We’re all good here,” Cowherd said at the time.

“I never bought into it with Blake Griffin. Despite what he did last night, I’ve never bought into it with Anthony Davis. Russell Westbrook doesn’t drive me to a TV to that level — certainly didn’t when he broke into the league. But when I watch Ben Simmons play — and again, I don’t know if the Sixers are special — it is just a gut feeling. That is something between LeBron and Magic.”

Ah, well.

For some, a take that bad would be a breaking point. But Cowherd will not be deterred.

He was back it Wednesday on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, suggesting a blockbuster trade between the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics.

Cowherd suggested Boston send second-team All-NBA selection Jaylen Brown and NBA Sixth Man of the Year Malcolm Brogdon to Golden State for guard Jordan Poole and forward Andrew Wiggins.

There’s just one problem. Brown, as evidenced by his All-NBA selection, is a budding star. Poole, meanwhile, is an often-inefficient scorer who offers little else. He’s also on one of the league’s worst contracts.

Which is why NBA fans destroyed Cowherd for the suggestion.

But hey, the Warriors may be open to the suggestion.