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Rex Chapman Responds, Social Media Reacts to Chapman’s March Madness Performance

Former Kentucky Wildcats star and NBA player Rex Chapman has been providing studio coverage from Atlanta for the NCAA Tournament and has been trending on Twitter for all the wrong reasons.

While Chapman, better known for his Twitter account these days, is covering the NCAA Tournament for Turner Sports, sports fans and media members have been taking to social media to weigh in on his performance.

OutKick founder Clay Travis pointed out Chapman’s trending tweets are “an absolute bloodbath.”

“He’s getting destroyed,” Travis tweeted. “Nice job, Turner Sports. And CNN, which also inexplicably hired him.”

For the most part, nearly everyone came together on this one — from every background and political party to share the same sentiment on Chapman’s performance.

“Putting our political differences aside and coming together to get Rex Chapman booted from March Madness coverage after one night is something that can unite this nation,” one individual tweeted.

Another Twitter user said Chapman used to be “the worst person on the internet, but he’s done the impossible because now he’s the worst person on the internet & television.”

CNN journalist Wynn Westmoreland would likely disagree, though, as she said: “Everyone deserves a second chance.”


On Saturday evening as Chapman sat alongside a panel of CBS broadcasters to delve into the March Madness slate of games, Chapman spoke on the former Providence and Virginia Cavaliers coach Pete Gillen.

Reflecting back on Gillen’s run, Chapman decided to throw in a last-minute R.I.P. to the former coach, who is alive and works for CBS — he’s 74.

OutKick’s Bobby Burack tweeted a video of Chapman’s on-air comments:

While Chapman hasn’t tweeted anything on his own regarding the situation at the time of publication, he did reply to one of the videos making its way around the internet.

In a tweet with the video and the caption, “Here’s the Rex Chapman video on Pete Gillen RIP,” Chapman replied: “It’s a great day! Pete’s alive,” he wrote, followed by, “Don’t do drugs.”

Many used Chapman’s recent situation as just one of many of his documented “examples of Rex being impossibly uninformed.”

Here are some other things individuals on social media had to say:

Chapman also thinks cutting off his fellow broadcasters, who are contributing to the conversation in a manner that … makes sense, to say “moist, moist all down the stretch.” He replied with an emoji that’s blushing and smiling.

Moist is defined as slightly wet; damp or humid. It’s not clear what the goal of his actions was here.

Chapman also retweeted the clip of him “completely [derailing] Candace Parker by referring to Nembhard’s shot as moist.”


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Written by Megan Turner

Megan graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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  1. Moist. That’s got to be black slang. Only a douchey White guy would try to slide that in there. Hey Rex, don’t try so hard to be black. That’s what jerkoff White guys do. And lose those blue glasses, dick.

  2. Seems like a lot of people are late to the party. This guys been insufferable for years. His Twitter posts are deranged left wing lunacy and he’s always seem like he fired up one to many crack pipes and maybe took a few to many hits to the head. Dudes dumber than a box of rocks with a side of cringe virtue signaling. Great hire cbs. How many people had to sign off on this? It won’t matter though, they’ll probably get raises in the long run. You don’t have to be bright to work in tv or media, you need to be connected.

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