NBA Commentator Glenn Consor Apologizes for Kevin Porter Jr. Comment

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After the Houston Rockets guard hit the game-winning 3-point shot, the Washington Wizards analyst said, “Kevin Porter Jr., like his dad, pulled that trigger right at the right time.”

Washington Wizards broadcaster Glenn Consor has apologized for a controversial remark he made about the father of Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. during a game, according to Bleacher Report

“Please allow me to take this opportunity to sincerely apologize to Kevin Porter Jr., his family and the Rockets organization for comments I made during last night’s game. I mistakenly thought that Kevin was the son of former Washington player Kevin Porter and was unaware that the words I chose to describe his game-winning shot would be in any way hurtful or insensitive,” he said a statement. “I have reached out to Kevin to personally apologize and hope to be able to talk with him soon.” 

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Consor made those remarks after Porter Jr. knocked down the game-winning step back 3-pointer with under a second remaining in the Rockets’ 114-111 victory over the Wizards. 

He thought that Porter Jr.’s father was Kevin Porter, who played 11 seasons in the NBA, including time with the Washington Bullets. Porter Jr.’s actual father was Bryan Kevin Porter Sr., who in 1993, pleaded guilty to a first-degree manslaughter charge in the shooting of a 14-year-old girl, according to Bleacher Report. 

In July 2004, Porter Sr. was shot and killed in Seattle, Washington, when Porter Jr. was four years old. 

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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James called out Consor for his insensitive remarks. 

“Oh he thought this was cool huh!!?? Nah we ain’t going for this! Sorry but this ain’t going to fly! How insensitive can you be to say something like this,” James tweeted. “Beat it man! I pray for you but there’s no place in our beautiful game for you!” 

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