Wizards announcer apologizes to Kevin Porter Jr., whose father was shot to death
A Washington Wizards commentator excused a doubtful referral to Kevin Porter Jr.’s dead dad, who was eliminated in a shooting, after the Houston Firecrackers guard struck a buzzer-beating 3-pointer Wednesday versus Washington.
“You’ve got to give credit. Kevin Porter Jr., like his dad, pulled that trigger right at the right time,” Wizards broadcaster Glenn Consor stated on-air after Porter’s shot provided Washington a 114-111 win.
In social networks posts, Consor ask forgiveness, stating he misinterpreted Porter Jr. for the boy of previous NBA gamer Kevin Porter, who bet the Washington franchise in the 1970s and 1980s.
“Please allow me to take this opportunity to sincerely apologize to Ken Porter Jr., his family and the Rockets organization for the comments I made during last night’s game,” Consor composed. “I mistakenly thought Kevin was the son of former Washington player Kevin Porter and was unaware that the words I choose to describe the game-winning shot would be in any way hurtful or insensitive. I have reached out to Kevin to personally apologize and hope to be able to talk with him soon.”
Porter Jr.’s dad, Bryan Kevin Porter Sr., pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in a shooting death of a 14-year-old lady in 1993. He was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in jail. Porter Sr. passed away in 2004 after being shot in a South Seattle bar. The Rocket’s star was 4 years of ages when his dad was eliminated.
Consor’s remark was fulfilled by reaction on social networks, and it’s possible he puzzled a previous NBA gamer with Porter Jr.’s dad. Kevin Porter, now 72 and not the dad of the Firecrackers’ Porter Jr., played in the NBA for a years after being prepared by the Baltimore Bullets in 1972.
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This short article initially appeared on U.S.A. TODAY: Wizards commentator makes grim tie-in to Kevin Porter Jr.’s dead dad
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.