November 30, 2017
You may remember Philadelphia radio personality Howard Eskin's tweet from last June's NBA draft, in which he reported the Sixers had traded up for the 25th overall pick and the chance to select Latvian center Anzejs Pasecniks.
If you actually remember it, that's probably because it had a lot of typos.
The tweet earned Eskin a nomination for Deadspin's Worst Tweet award for 2017, presented Tuesday as part of the second annual Deadspin Awards.
As if that wasn't enough, the sports website once again enlisted Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe to announce the nominees and the winner in a five-minute video posted to Twitter.
The longtime Sportsradio WIP host didn't snag the award, which ultimately went to ESPN's Darren Rovell.
But Eskin, known to partake in a Twitter spat or two, took a shot at Radcliffe anyway.
Hey #genius. Not sure how I made this list of worst tweets of 2017, but if you are going to do this at least know how to pronounce all the names. You’re a #nitwit. And BTW was not really a Harry Potter fan. #HappyChristmas @SportsRadioWIP https://t.co/vg2arxRu6q— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) November 30, 2017
As it turns out, Eskin wasn't a big Harry Potter fan. Who'da thunk it?
Of course, his retort sparked a slew of responses Thursday evening.
You can check out some of them here:
Cluff lee— Titus Anjawnicus (@jimadair3) December 1, 2017
Howard is too scared to tag him in the tweet lol— matt randall (@mattrandalll) November 30, 2017
You are way too salty about this lol. Take a seat— Matt Hepner (@Matt_The_Stud) November 30, 2017
And THAT is why you are The King #HarryPotterSucks— Andrew Bernhardt (@AB_Greatness36) December 1, 2017
Not even your worst tweet. If they let philly twitter pick your tweet nominated, you may have won!— lenny k (@bobloblawjrjr) November 30, 2017
When is Dario coming over?— Bryce Dubin (@TheSixersFan) December 1, 2017