Wordle players accuse NBA’s Towns: Wordless is a viral game that has been around since before The New York Times purchased it back in January.
The fun part of the free word game is sharing scores on Facebook or Twitter.
It’d be difficult to fake one’s score, and there is no reason for it. But, seasoned Wordle players accused NBA star Karl Anthony Towns of doing precisely that.
Towns revealed that he had correctly guessed the word “ulcer” for Friday’s test on Friday night.
The results showed that Towns correctly guessed “U,” “E,” and “R” in the correct spaces on the first attempt. According to his second guess, these letters and “C” were not in the right place.
Wordle players accuse NBA’s Towns
Although it might sound like a perfect combination of luck skills, experts Wordleplayers were skeptical of the results. Towns’ tweet quickly received many replies from experts, who pointed out that Towns’ second guess was impossible.
Towns’ second guess was impossible because only 26 letters could have followed the “U.” The Wordle experts noted that none of these combinations are allowed words in the game’s dictionary.
Although some Twitter users suspected Towns and his social media team of trolls. The Minnesota Timberwolves player quickly offered an alternative explanation. Towns replied to his tweet by explaining that his game still displayed Thursday’s Word “pause,” which was number 236, as his follow-up tweet.
The game’s share function listed the incorrect Wordle word 239. Town shared the proof in his tweet. It clearly shows that his game used the word from the previous day.
The glitch appears to have occurred when The New York Times moved Wordle over from its original website to the Times’ site. Towns also posted his results on the day of the switch. This explanation is also more logical than the lie of a professional basketball player about a word game for no apparent reason.
The whole thing is absurd. It hard to believe that Twitter users care so much about someone cheating on The New York Times crossword puzzle. It’s a fascinating example of how people take the game’s semi-public nature much more seriously than one might think.
Wordle is now available as a browser game.