ESPN has way too much money to make mistakes like this.
During the ESPN on ABC broadcast of Game 1 between the Knicks and Heat on Sunday, NBA fans noticed a jarring video used as the broadcast used a video of the Statue of Liberty, but in the background, the Twin Towers could be seen.
As we all know, the World Trade Center was destroyed in a terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001. It lead to Twitter users questioning whether ABC had any recent video of Manhattan.
ESPN has since apologized for the mistake.
Outkick reached out to ESPN for comment and the company responded with, “We mistakenly used an old stock image and we apologize,” in a statement.
It is a common practice to use old footage of cities during scenics on broadcasts, but why would they go back some 22 years for footage?
The Heat ended up taking Game 1 at Madison Square Garden in their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Knicks, 108-101, thanks to a strong second half. The Knicks led by five at halftime.
Jimmy Butler had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the No. 8-seeded Miami Heat kept rolling after barely reaching the postseason. Gabe Vincent scored 20 points for the Heat, who became the sixth No. 8 seed to beat a No. 1 when they toppled Milwaukee in the first round.
RJ Barrett scored 26 points and Jalen Brunson had 25 for the fifth-seeded Knicks, who are in the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2013. They were without Julius Randle for this game.
The series is set to resume Tuesday night for Game 2 at The Garden.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.