MSNBC Makes Worst Broadcasting Blooper, Anchor Appears to Use Racial Epithet While Covering Kobe Tragedy

In some markets, a 15 second delay prevented the word from being broadcast

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MSNBC’s Sunday anchor Alison Morris made easily the worst reporting gaffe in 2020. 

While interviewing sports journalists about the tragic and untimely death of Kobe Bryant, Morris somehow mixed up the “Los Angeles Lakers” with what sounded to viewers like the “Los Angeles N*ggers.”

It’s almost too hard to believe, but it happened. 

MSNBC appears to have a 15 second delay, as the broadcast in some markets cut to 15 seconds of silence where the slip-of-the-tongue had aired in other markets.

Alison Morris has not addressed the slip-up since it occurred. Her Twitter feed has also not made reference to the embarrassing accident. 

Some online have suggested she was mixing up “Knicks” and “Lakers” and instead said “Nakers.” Another thought she might be saying “Knickers,” which may be, but is also not usually how the Knicks are referred to. 

Either way, a most unfortunate accident. 

UPDATE: Morris has responded, apologizing and saying she simply stuttered: “Earlier today, while reporting on the tragic news of Kobe Bryant’s passing, I unfortunately stuttered on air, combining the names of the Knicks and the Lakers to say “Nakers,” she tweeted. “Please know I did not & would NEVER use a racist term. I apologize for the confusion this caused.”



— Kobe Bryant in 2008: ‘Have a Good Time, Life Is Too Short to Get Bogged Down’

— Flashback: Kobe Talks About How His Daughter Gianna Will Carry on His Basketball Legacy

Both the Raptors and the Spurs Ran Out the 24-Second Shot Clock in Honour of Kobe Bryant

— Flashback: Kobe Bryant Tells Chris Collinsworth He's Patriotic, 'Honor' Playing for U.S.

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