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Wizards announcer apologizes to Houston's Porter for comment

APTOPIX Rockets Wizards Basketball
Posted at 9:53 AM, Jan 07, 2022

WASHINGTON — Washington Wizards announcer Glenn Consor has apologized for a reference to Houston player Kevin Porter Jr.’s father during Wednesday night’s television broadcast.

After Porter made a 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds left to beat the Wizards Consor said: “You’ve got to give credit. Kevin Porter Jr., like his dad, pulled that trigger right 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 thought Porter was the son of former Washington player Kevin Porter.

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