Is Doris Burke single? After NBA commentator's ‘ask my ex-husband’ comment, fans say ‘dudes going to her DMs’
Renowned sports announcer and NBA analyst Doris Burke seems to have dropped a hint regarding her relationship status during a broadcast, which is causing quite a buzz on social media. The 54-year-old commentator was speaking on ESPN’s broadcast for the New Orleans Pelicans and the Memphis Grizzlies match. She was disagreeing with her broadcast partner Mark Jones about whether or not a foul should have been called on a Lonzo Ball drive to the basket.
Burke quipped, “I do like being right. Ask my ex-husband,” which has taken her fandom by surprise. Fans on the Internet are drooling over her with jokes circling around her marital status as their hearts flutter. “All dudes hearing Doris Burke is single and going to her DMs,” a fan tweeted.
All dudes hearing Doris Burke is single and going to her DMs pic.twitter.com/6lmnGXUxNX— 👑🏁 (@SpaceJamJz) August 3, 2020
Meanwhile, another fan wrote, “Friendly reminder that Doris Burke is a queen and is way out of your league.” A fan reacted, “Doris Burke drops an 'I’m always right, just ask my ex husband' line on National TV, we don’t deserve her,” while another tweeted, “My husband now that Doris Burke is single.” A fan asked, “Doris Burke single ?!??"
My husband now that Doris Burke is single pic.twitter.com/gI1trxUnDW— Honey B (@bye_felicia) August 4, 2020
Friendly reminder that Doris Burke is a queen and is way out of your league. pic.twitter.com/wIfDkaxrcH— Mill Ave Media (@millavemedia) August 4, 2020
Doris Burke drops an “I’m always right, just ask my ex husband” line on National TV, we don’t deserve her pic.twitter.com/36r2Qt2F6I— Kyle Miller (@Kylemiller475) August 3, 2020
Many fans poked fun at her “ex-husband” in a series of tweets that mention how Burke might have “clowned” him. “Doris Burke just casually CLOWNING her ex husband on National TV”.
Doris Burke just casually CLOWNING her ex husband on National TV 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/tYCEO1HK1b— Fundamentally Sound (@FundamentallySD) August 3, 2020
Others tweeted that Burke's ex-husband might have been shocked after hearing her comment on national television. “Doris Burke’s ex-husband watching tonight’s game,” tweeted a fan while others tweeted, “Doris burke husband waiting for her to come home.” 'Locked on Packers' podcast's Peter Bukowski wrote, “I love this not just because it's funny and Doris is the best, but it's low-key a savage dunk on him because she's Doris Burke and he's ... well, not married to her anymore. Which sucks for him lol.”
Doris Burke’s ex-husband watching tonight’s game pic.twitter.com/dnFMEhPxta— ong (@michael_ongg) August 4, 2020
doris burke husband waiting for her to come home pic.twitter.com/NYfzfgyyQW— Markush21 (@marcus_huff) August 3, 2020
I love this not just because it's funny and Doris is the best, but it's low-key a savage dunk on him because she's Doris Burke and he's ... well, not married to her anymore. Which sucks for him lol— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) August 4, 2020
Burke was divorced from her husband Gregg Burke in 2012, who is currently the head golf coach at the University of Rhode Island. They have two children together.
Burke has a glorious career as a sports broadcaster. In 2010, Burke worked as a sideline reporter for 2K Sports' NBA 2K11 video games. She has appeared in each edition since, including the latest in the series, NBA 2K20. Her big break came in 2013 when she signed a multilayer contract to serve as an NBA commentator for ESPN. She debuted on ESPN’s NBA pre-game show “NBA Countdown” alongside analysts Jalen Rose and Avery Johnson.
Since 2017, she has been a regular NBA game analyst for ESPN, becoming the first woman at the national level to be assigned a full regular season role. She replayed Doug Collins, who left ESPN for a job with the Chicago Bulls.