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Wizards broadcaster ripped for insensitive comment about Kevin Porter Jr.’s late father on game-winning shot

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Washington Wizards broadcaster Glenn Consor made a very questionable reference to Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr.’s  father on the air Wednesday night when Porter Jr. connected on a game-winning three in a game against the Wizards.

“You’ve got to give credit. Kevin Porter Jr., like his dad, pulled that trigger right at the right time,” Consor said in the final seconds of Houston’s 114-111 win.

Porter Jr.’s father, Bryan Kevin Porter Sr., pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of a 14-year old girl in 1993. Porter Sr. ended up being sentenced to four years and six months in prison for the crime. In 2004, Porter Sr. was shot and killed in a Seattle bar while attempting to help someone being attacked.

At the time of Porter Sr.’s death, Porter Jr. was just four.

Social media was stunned regarding Consor’s grim comments. LeBron James even chimed in on the situation:

“Oh he thought this was cool huh!!?? Nah we ain’t going for this! Sorry but this ain’t going to fly! How insensitive can you be to say something like this,” James tweeted. “Beat it man! I pray for you but there’s no place in our beautiful game for you!”

Consor has not made a statement on the matter yet, despite the negative reactions to his call.

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