During yesterday's 10 P.M. broadcast of SportsCenter, ESPN had some news to report back about the meeting between Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic officials in Los Angeles. When Chris Cotter read the transcript last night, here's what he said:

Orlando Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan met with the franchise's disenchanted superstar Dwight Howard today in Los Angeles and according to sources, Hennigan traveled to LA to have this face-to-face discussion with Howard with the hopes of persuading him back off his trade request and allow the organization more time to build a championship contender. Hennigan was unsuccessful in his pitch however, as Howard reiterated his desire to leave Orlando as soon as possible.

Immediately afterwards, Jarrod Rudolph of RealGM.com sent out a tweet claiming that ESPN read his story word-for-word and didn't credit him for the work. Check out his piece and judge for yourself:

Orlando Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan met with the franchise's disenchanted superstar Dwight Howard on Wednesday in Los Angeles, sources have confirmed to RealGM. Hennigan traveled to Los Angeles to have a face-to-face discussion with Howard with the hopes of persuading him to back off his trade request and allow the organization more time to build a championship contender. Hennigan, however, was unsuccessful in his pitch as Howard reiterated his desire to leave Orlando as soon as possible, according to sources.

After receiving some heat, the PR folks over at The Worldwide Leader in Sports replied with an explanation and apology stating "The story was unfolding during the live SportsCenter and the RealGM report was cut and inadvertently pasted by someone else into the anchor's script. We have apologized to the writer and are taking steps so it won't happen again." We don't need to really need to reiterate how we feel about ESPN, right   

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[via Deadspin]