1:36 PM PTLeBron James will not be apologizing for his comments about Glenn Consor, even though he issued an apology and explained why.
James said to reporters: “I stand by my tweet and I stand by everything I said,”It is important that media professionals do their jobs. “due diligence”Before calling a match.
Bron claims that his reaction was not spontaneous. He claimed he heard it live, but waited until morning to comment.
Consor is not expected to apologize.
7:54 AM PSTConsor has broken his silence about the controversy, claiming that he misunderstood KPJ to be the son of ex-Washington hooper Kevin Porter.
Consor said that he had personally reached out and apologized to KPJ for any confusion caused by the incident. “unaware that the words I chose to describe the game-winning shot would be in any way hurtful or insensitive.”
Wizards analyst Glenn Consoris being criticized for making jaw-dropping remarks about Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr.During Wednesday night’s game… LeBron JamesHe seems to be calling for his job.
KPJ had hit a game-winning 3-pointer to defeat the Wizards, 114-111. Consor said, “Kevin Porter Jr. — like his dad — pulled that trigger right at the right time.”
What’s the issue? Porter’s dad, Kevin Porter Sr.In 1993, he was charged with the first-degree murder of a 14 year-old girl.
Porter Sr. said at the time that he accidentally pulled out the trigger. A witness later supported this claim. However, Porter Sr. spent over 4 years behind bars because of the incident.
Porter Sr. eventually died in 2004… after he was gunned down five times at a bar.
Given the Porter family’s history social media went wild over Consor’s statement during the match… and even LeBron, who attacked the analyst in the early hours of Thursday morning.
“Oh he thought this was cool huh!!??,”James posted the following tweet. “Nah we ain’t going for this! Sorry but this ain’t going to fly!”
He said, “… “How insensitive can you be to say something like this. Beat it man! I pray for you but there’s no place in our beautiful game for you!”
Others have spoken on the comments, hoping Consor misunderstands that KPJ’s father is Kevin Porter, an ex-NBA player who was the leader in assists during his 11-year NBA career.
Porter Jr. and Consor, as well as the Wizards, and the NBA, have not commented on the matter. However, we will keep you informed as soon as they do.
Original publication: 7:10 AM PT