Wizards announcer under fire for Kevin Porter Jr. remark, LeBron James calls for his job

Glenn Consor, who had been a Wizards broadcaster for more than 20 years, made remarks about Porter that apparently didn’t sit well with the NBA audience. Porter hit the game-winning shot.

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Houston Rockets' Kevin Porter Jr., left, celebrates with Jalen Green after Porter's game-winning 3-point shot in an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, in Washington.

Houston Rockets’ Kevin Porter Jr., left, celebrates with Jalen Green after Porter’s game-winning 3-point shot in an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

“What a well-designed play. You gotta give him credit. … Kevin Porter Jr., like his dad, pulled that trigger right at the right time,” Consor said.

Porter’s father, Bryan Kevin Porter Sr., spent more than 4 years in prison when he pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the 1993 shooting death of a teenage girl, according to USA Today. In 2004, Porter’s father was shot and killed after trying to help a woman who was being attacked at a bar.

Houston Rockets' Kevin Porter Jr., front second from right in front, celebrates with his teammates after making the game-winning 3-point shot in the team's NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, in Washington.

Houston Rockets’ Kevin Porter Jr., front second from right in front, celebrates with his teammates after making the game-winning 3-point shot in the team’s NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Consor took heat from LeBron James.

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“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. Beat it man! I pray for you but there’s no place in our beautiful game for you!” James wrote.

Consor apologized in a tweet, saying he thought the Rockets player was the son of former Washington Bullets player Kevin Porter, who was with the organization for six seasons.

Wiz radio announcers, play by play man Dave Johnson center left, and color man Glenn Consor, right, keep their eye on the game that pits the Washington Wizards against the Golden State Warriors at the Verizon Center Feb. 24, 2015 in Washington, DC. 

Wiz radio announcers, play by play man Dave Johnson center left, and color man Glenn Consor, right, keep their eye on the game that pits the Washington Wizards against the Golden State Warriors at the Verizon Center Feb. 24, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images))

“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 last night’s game,” Consor said.

“I mistakenly thought that Kevin was the son of former Washington player Kevin Porter and was unaware that the words I chose to describe his game-winning shot would be in any way hurtful or insensitive. I have reached out to Kevin personally apologize and hope to be able to talk with him soon.”

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