Boomer & Gio: Jerry and Gio Love the NBA's 'Snitch Hotline'

Boomer and Gio
July 15, 2020 - 1:46 pm

Snitches get stitches?

Maybe so as the saying goes, but in the NBA’s world, “snitches” get a hotline to call if they see a fellow player engaging in activity they’re not supposed to be doing during the league’s ramp-up to resumption.

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And Gregg Giannotti loves it, as he noted in the open of Wednesday’s Boomer and Gio Show.

“This snitch hotline? I love the idea. You have a group of players that wants to make sure this gets going, and another group who aren’t taking this seriously at all – so you have one group snitching on the other,” Gio said. “Now there’s reports of what’s going on, and this morning, there were ‘lots of tips’ coming in on the snitch hotline – the narc line!”

Gio loves it, but yet doesn’t understand exactly how it’s supposed to work in theory.

“These guys are just ratting on each other, and I don’t understand it – if you see someone doing something they’re not supposed to do, can’t you just tell them directly? Or do you have to report them?” Gio wondered. “Because unless you have surveillance footage or something, if you see something, aren’t you doing something you’re not supposed to be doing?”

To his credit, Jerry Recco tried to explain the idea, noting that it’s about the almighty dollar, and he’s on board with it, too.

“If something happens to a team, like the Nets for instance, and the season gets shut down, do they not get paid?” Jerry pondered. “There you go, that’s why people are going to take advantage of this ‘snitch line’ as you call it. It’s one thing to risk what you’re doing, but it’s another thing to have a complete waste of time to go through this and not play a game. So I’m with this, let’s go.”

This, of course, led to a discussion about what could possibly make NBA players want to escape the bubble, and, well, if you want to know about that, you’re just going to have to listen!

The entire exchange is available below, and as always, be sure to check out more on-demand audio content from WFAN!

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