Wizards announcer apologizes to Houston Porter for ‘trigger’ comment


WASHINGTON – Washington Wizards presenter Glenn Consor apologized Thursday for an inappropriate reference to Houston player Kevin Porter Jr.’s father on Wednesday night’s show.

Porter scored 3 points with 0.4 seconds left to beat the Wizards 114-111. Consor said: “You have to give credit. Kevin Porter Jr., like his father, pulled the trigger just at the right time.

Porter’s father reportedly pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the shooting death of a teenager in 1993. Consor said he mistakenly believed Porter was the son of former Washington player Kevin Porter.

“Please allow me to take this opportunity to sincerely apologize to Kevin Porter Jr., his family and the Rockets organization for the comments I made during yesterday’s game. evening, “Consor said on social media.

Consor said he contacted Porter to apologize personally and hoped to speak to him soon. NBC Sports Washington said it joined Consor in his apology.

A video of Consor’s call was posted to Twitter and was retweeted by LeBron James, who expressed his displeasure.

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