Washington Wizards broadcaster Glenn Consor made some rather insensitive comments after Houston Rockets youngster Kevin Porter Jr. hit a game-winning 3-pointer on Wednesday night, and Consor has now apologized for them.
Here’s what Consor initially said after the game-winning shot, via USA TODAY Sports:
“You’ve got to give credit. Kevin Porter Jr., like his dad, pulled that trigger right at the right time,” Wizards broadcaster Glenn Consor said on-air after Porter’s shot gave Washington a 114-111 win.
Consor’s apology noted he thought Kevin Porter Jr. is the son of former NBA player Kevin Porter, who played for the Washington franchise in the 1970s and 1980s. Here’s that apology:
I want to sincerely apologize to Kevin Porter Jr.and clarify last night’s call. pic.twitter.com/UweFhFnkbt
— Glenn Consor (@glennconsor) January 6, 2022
Porter Jr.’s actual father, Bryan Kevin Porter Sr., was killed in 2004 when he was shot at a Seattle bar. Porter Sr. had previously served time in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of a 14-year-old girl in 1993. Kevin Porter Jr. was just 4 years old when his father died.
This was a really unfortunate mistake by the Wizards announcer, and it was naturally met with a lot of backlash on social media. Even Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James called out Consor on Thursday morning. While it seems like it was an honest mistake, it’s still a pretty bad one and one that could have been avoided with a bit more preparation.