Updated 01/06/2022 - 18:24 Kevin Porter Jr. He has been at the center of the controversy for a few days. Sometimes with him as the protagonist,
Kevin Porter Jr. He has been at the center of the controversy for a few days. Sometimes with him as the protagonist, like when left a Rockets game at halftime after an argument with an assistant coach, with which he almost came to blows. And others, as involuntary. Scored the triple winner in the final second against the Wizards and the television host of the Washington franchise made a unfortunate comment that has angered the NBA and for which he has had to apologize.
“You have to give him credit. Kevin Porter Jr., like his father, he pulled the trigger at just the right time “, He said Glenn Consor after the basket that put the 111-114 on the scoreboard. Everyone who knew the Rockets player’s personal background screeched. And it is that, in 1993, Bryan Kevin Porter Sr., her father, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a 14-year-old girl. He was sentenced to four and a half years in prison. Then, in 2004, when the now Rockets player was four years old, his father was shot dead In a bar in South Seattle.
Porter Jr. himself has had his troubles about it. In November 2020, when I was playing in the Cavaliers, Mahoning County Police accused him of improper handling of a firearm after suffering a traffic accident. Finally, a grand jury did not indict him on the charges.
LeBron James, outraged
The Wizards announcer’s phrase irritated the NBA universe. One of the most critical was Lebron James. “I thought this was cool, huh? How insensitive can you be to say something like that. I pray for you but there is no place in our beautiful game for you! “I wrote on social media.
Consor wasted no time in apologizing and explaining that it was all due to a mistake, since he confused the father of the Rockets guard with Kevin Porter, a former player who was a member of the Washington team. in the 1970s and 1980s and is now 71 years old.
“Let me take this opportunity to I sincerely apologize to Porter Jr., his family and the franchise for the comments I made during the game. I mistakenly thought Kevin was the son of former Washington player Kevin Porter. He didn’t know that the words he chose to describe the winning shot would be in any way hurtful or insensitive. I have tried to personally apologize to Kevin and hope I can speak to him soon. “he explained.