“Yeah,” said a slightly sleepy SportsCenter anchor, Michael Eaves, after what turned out to be a long shift at the SC desk, “my brain was a bit fried after that.”
“That” was Eaves’ solo fill-in stint for Mayweather/McGregor-in-Vegas-bound Michael Smith and Jemele Hill on Tuesday’s 6 p.m. ET SportsCenter. He was supposed to be on-air for an hour. He didn’t sign off until 8:30.
“The craziest thing was being 50-plus minutes into a show and thinking I was less than five minutes from being done for the night,” Eaves said. “But breaking news doesn’t really care about anyone’s schedule.”
Cleveland and Boston have moved into serious talks on a trade centered on All-Star guard Kyrie Irving, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 22, 2017
“It was kind of wild once I realized how many different people we had join us throughout the evening, including Adrian Wojnarowski, Jeff Goodman and Stephen A. Smith coming on multiple times,” Eaves said. “We even had PJ Carlesimo on the phone from Australia and Michael Smith from the Philly airport.”
— Jasmine (@jazadelphia) August 23, 2017