Surely by now, we'll all heard the tragic news of the dead of NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter.
It's definitely one of the saddest days in sports history. Probably even more tragic than the death of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt.
As a long-time basketball fan, I was completely in shock at the news. I grew up watching Kobe play basketball. My jaw literally dropped when I read the headline on my phone.
It's funny, but it's one of those moments that I'm just expecting it to be wrong, like there will be another update saying they were mistaken. But they weren't.
As every news outlet has been reporting on Bryant's death, one host appears to have made a huge slip of the tongue when she was talking about Bryant.
While MSNBC host Alison Morris was speaking with another sports journalist about Bryant, Morris somehow mixed up her words and instead of saying the “Los Angeles Lakers” it sounded to viewers like she said the “Los Angeles N*ggers.”
Take a look at the video below and see what you think:
Uncensored version: MSNBC anchor inexplicably swaps “n*ggers” in for “Lakers” while reporting on Kobe Bryant death pic.twitter.com/d6oLHfJfbm
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 26, 2020
According to the New York Post,
An MSNBC anchor apologized on Sunday after some believed she made a racial slur during a live broadcast shortly after the death of Kobe Bryant.
Host Alison Morris appeared to drop the N-word while trying to say the name of Bryant’s team, the Lakers, during an announcement about the fatal helicopter crash.
Following the gaffe, Morris said she misspoke, combining the words “Knicks” and “Lakers” to say “Nakers,” which several on Twitter heard as the racial slur.
“Earlier today, while reporting on the tragic news of Kobe Bryant’s passing, I unfortunately stuttered on air, combining the names of the Knicks and the Lakers to say ‘Nakers,'” she wrote on Twitter.
“Please know I did not & would NEVER use a racist term. I apologize for the confusion this caused.”