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What a prank! Prank of the century, probably! Just as long as everyone doesn’t realize that NBA free agents aren’t signed in April, that LeBron isn’t a free agent for another year and that he would obviously pick his next free agent destination on television, this is the perfect prank. Boy, are you gullible.

Of course, if you read the copy and the subtitle, this is pretty clearly the least committed-to prank in the history of April Fools’ Day. It’s like the Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s editors were like, “Well, it’s April Fools’ Day tomorrow so we need to do something, but let’s not go overboard with it. In fact, make sure everyone knows we’re joking so we don’t have another “War of the Worlds” situation on our hands. Have you seen what people around here are capable of when they’re upset? Too scary.”

But still, such a prank exists and cutting out fake headlines to paste on to existing newspapers seems like something everyone I know would do, so let’s come up with a few more zingers just like this one.

  • CARMELO ANTHONY TRADED BACK TO THE NUGGETS FOR THE EXACT SAME PLAYERS HE WAS TRADED FOR BEFORE
  • DERON WILLIAMS GETS JERRY SLOAN TO COME BACK TO THE JAZZ (Subtitle: Gets cool new haircut too)
  • BRANDON JENNINGS VERY HAPPY TO BE IN MILWAUKEE
  • BULLS BREAK BANK IN FREE AGENCY SCORE
  • JOE JOHNSON: THE NBA’S MOST WORTH-IT CONTRACT
  • KOBE BRYANT LIKES DWIGHT HOWARD

As my man Humpty Hump would say, these April Fools’ Day headlines are real easy to do. Just look at a transaction that’s happened recently, reverse it while making sure it can’t take place in the month of April (it can’t), and you’ve got yourself a solid AFD prank. Carry on in the comments.

(via Reddit)

Comments (25)

  1. Bryan Colangelo makes brilliant trade improves raptors future!

  2. MIKE BIBBY IS AN ALL-STAR CALIBER PLAYER

  3. MULTI-DIMENSIONAL HOWARD SNAGS FINALS MVP, LEADS MAGIC TO TITLE

    Mature and focused demeanor help steady Orlando in Game 7

  4. THUNDER RE-ACQUIRE JAMES HARDEN, THEN TRADES HIM IN THREE-TEAM DEAL THAT NETS TEAM BRADLEY BEAL AND KLAY THOMPSON

  5. SUNS RE-ACQUIRE NASH, SPARE NO EXPENSE ON SURROUNDING TALENT.
    (Owner Rober Sarver: Championships are worth the cost. We owe it to the fans, and to Steve.)

    • This almost made me cry out of happiness.

      Then I realized it was ridiculous and cried out of sadness.

  6. BARGNANI LEADS RAPTORS TO THE PLAYOFFS

  7. “Hedo Turkoglu untrades himself 3 times. Returns to NBA Finals form!”

  8. WOLVES MAKE THE PLAYOFFS

    They won more games than they lost

  9. KEVIN GARNETT APOLOGISES FOR BEING SUCH A MEANIE

  10. That is probably the most disrespectful thing I have ever seen. Even if it is an April fools joke that is taking it way to far. If Cleveland fans saw this then all cavalier fans will find who this guy that made this and kick his ass. I want to find this guy and kick his ass. I have never been more disrespected in my life.

  11. BYNUM SHUNS NBA FOR PBA, HIS GOAL: BOWL 800 OVER THREE

    in other news: CHRIS BOSH: HE DOESN’T REALLY LIKE ATTENTION

  12. PISTONS OWNER FIRES JOE DUMARS HIRES ISAIAH THOMAS TO REPLACE HIM!

  13. PISTONS WIN TWO IN A ROW

  14. KOBE BRYANT RETIRES; JOINS DODGERS MINOR LEAGUE AFFILIATE; WANTS TO BE LIKE MIKE

  15. STEVE YZERMAN AND NICOLAS LIDSTROM COME OUT OF RETIREMENT; REJOIN RED WINGS

  16. PAUL PIERCE AND VINCE CARTER BOTH PLAYING THROUGH INJURIES

  17. Vince Carter is injured again!!!! He’s been put on the ir, team doctors say its a yeast infection……….. April foo……….. Oh wait a second…….. this did happen.

  18. CP3 TO LAKERS; STERN FORCES 4 TEAM TRADE
    Cites “basketball reasons”

  19. LEBRON JAMES AND DWYANE WADE DON’T BERATE THE REFEREES THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF A GAME

  20. Micheal Jordan becomes the new logo

  21. DERRICK ROSE IS BACK!!

  22. This is hilarious!! The next day’s headlines should have been captions, with the pictures of Cleveland Fans, crying tears of unrequited love and hope, lol. Actually, I DO think it was a bum move by Lebron, but the way Irving and Waiters have been looking, it shouldn’t be long before the Cavs are relevant again. I live in Denver and follow the Western Conf. mostly, but my DISH Game finder has located a few Cavs games this year, and they are actually a lot of fun to watch. My schedule at DISH means I don’t get to see too many live games, but Game Finder not only finds all the games on TV, but lets me set reminders and recordings for upcoming games. I’m pumped for the playoffs, and although i feel a bit bad about this joke, I’m excited to see the Cavs emerge next year!

  23. PHOENIX RELEASES GORTAT, CITES IRRECONCILABLE MARCINFRENCES.

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