It’s often awkward when news anchors, with limited knowledge of sports, get caught in the middle of a major breaking sports story. They often get tongue-tied, mispronounce players’ names and get simple sports facts wrong.
Sure, they know how to pronounce China president Xi Jinping’s name, but Giannis Antetokounmpo? No chance.
On Sunday, while reporting on the death of Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant, MSNBC anchor Allison Morris stumbled over her words, leaving social media to debate: Did she say “Los Angeles [N-word]” or, as she claims, “Los Angeles Nakers”?