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Adrian Wojnarowski Makes Millions, But His NBA Insight is Priceless
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NBA Twitter is a rugged terrain to navigate. Varying opinions are thrown out and takes become hotter than an August day in Texas. It can be taxing, as #thisleague offers plenty of stories for @WarriorsFan77445 to dish a viewpoint and ruffle some feathers.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski doesn’t partake in this madness, he commands it.

The basketball world stands still when he sends a tweet, and his NBA news is captivating enough to spark tweets about his tweets. The man has the power to shift tectonic plates when he pushes send. From the NBA Draft to free agency in the middle of summer, there is always a perpetual Woj Bomb warning.

NBA fans need to turn on their social media notifications during that time period. Woj could send something that alters the landscape of the league.

Wojnarowski is the pinnacle news breaker in sports media. Lucrative monetary value comes with a title like that, too.

Early Life and Education

Adrian Wojnarowski was born in Bristol, Connecticut on March 4, 1969. He graduated from Bristol Central High School in 1987 and attended St. Bonaventure University, where he graduated in 1991.

As a high school senior and on breaks from St. Bonaventure, Woj worked for the Hartford Courant.

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Journalism Career

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After college, Woj was hired as a columnist for the Fresno Bee. After two years, he moved back to the East Coast to work for The Record in New Jersey. The American sports columnist earned the Associated Press Sports Editors’ “Columnist of the Year” in 1997 and 2002 while also contributing to ESPN.com. Woj wrote the New York Times best-seller: The Miracle of St. Anthony: A Season with Coach Bob Hurley and Basketball’s Most Improbably Dynasty in 2006.

Wojnarowski joined Yahoo! Sports full-time in 2007 and transitioned to the national sports scene. It was during his tenure on Yahoo’s basketball site, The Vertical, that he gained notoriety as one the best-connected NBA insiders in the business. He became known for tweeting picks and trades ahead of the official announcements on NBA Draft night. In the mid-2010s, the journalist was criticized for his apparent bias agaainst LeBron James.

Like the NBA players he reports on, Woj entered media free agency on July 1, 2017 and took his talents to ESPN. He hosts his own podcast, The Woj Pod, and regularly appears on The Jump, NBA Countdown, and SportsCenter.

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In April 2020, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19, Sports Illustrated produced a mini documentary about him entitled “Woj Bomb.”

Woj was suspended by ESPN in July 2020 for his explicit response to Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley’s letter to NBA commissioner Adam Silver concerning social justice statements on the back of jerseys.

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Adrian Wojnarowski’s Net Worth

Woj’s net worth is estimated to be around $6 million, per COED. His salary is undisclosed, but it’s fair to assume he’s raking in serious cash at ESPN.

Wojnarowski built his network through relationships with league personnel and team front offices. The NBA’s latest breaking news flows through him in the form of an explosive and he’s paid quite well for it.

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Joe Grobeck About the author:
Joe is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and lives in Austin, Texas. He believes Ndaumkong Suh should've won the 2009 Heisman and is an avid basketball fan.
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