It's pretty obvious she got caught between "Knicks" and "Lakers" and she wound up making the worst possible combination. There's literally no reason a newsreader with absolutely no history of racist beliefs would just drop the no-no word live on air in front of millions on purpose, especially when talking about a recently-deceased black person.Well she just got herself fired
Yeah personally i think that's what happened with the way she awkwardly kind of pauses and stumbles before saying it and just butchering it.Comments about her starting to say Knicks then changing to Lakers halfway through, leading to Kni**ers.
Do we buy it?
I dont follow basketball at all and I barely know this guy, however that was my first thought hearing about this incident, in a heli crash there would have been maybe half a minute where you'd realise something is wrong and you wont get out of the situation alive, Kobe would have been devastated not because he knew he would die but because his young daughter would.Hearing the news of his daughter dieing by his side the ultimate tear jerker for me, can't imagine how they felt in their final moments together and how it would be as a father not being able to protect your daughter from danger.
The tragedy of Phil Hughes is up their particularly for the other players involved. Cricket safety has changed as a result similar to F1 safety post Senna’s passing.In my lifetime, the only premature Sporting Star's tragic/premature death that has resulted in such universal/worldwide grief was Aryton Senna's in 1994 .
Schumacher is/was the GOAT F1 Driver (whom sadly is living in a vegative state these days due to his skiing accident) but IMHO Senna was the most beloved global F1 star of all time, a real maverick and playboy who played by his own rules and was beloved especially in South America.
He was such a charismatic legend who was never aftaid to prove how good he was, rather like Kobe in many respects.
I still recall state of sheer disbelief over Senna's death, same feeling I got when I learned Reggie Lewis died (my first real introduction to death/mourning someone I cared about) and Princess Di.
The loss of Kobe ane his young daughter and The rest of the poor people on that helicopter is a real sucker punch to the guts.
It's a cliche, but I never knew how much I truly admired Kobe till he left us.
i think plenty of us saw mj play.some incoherent thoughts...
He was the natural heir apparent to Jordan for my generation.
Really, none of us saw MJ play but Kobe's post-Shaq career was being replicated on every high school basketball court across the country.
Probably half the reason I hated Kobe stans before I hated the Lakers themselves.
An insurmountable loss that still doesn't feel real.
Colorado is very complicated, but one way to view that part of his life is to see how he has lived since and whether he actually learnt from it.
He died next to his daughter, Gigi, and countless others, on their way to a basketball practice. Something tells me he did.
Payne stewart in the plane that crashed was tragicThe tragedy of Phil Hughes is up their particularly for the other players involved. Cricket safety has changed as a result similar to F1 safety post Senna’s passing.
Can only imagine was US basketball fans are feeling ATM, amazing athlete.
Not quite true on Jackson, his death took down a number of sites (Twitter included) due to the spike in trafficThis has been such a surreal day. I'd woken up early and was just about to go back to sleep when this started to break, instead I spent all morning reading as it unfolded. Maybe I'm blanking but I feel like this has been maybe the biggest news event since 9/11 and the biggest event in the post-Facebook/Twitter era. Michael Jackson's death was just before social media really took off, and back then you'd either just hear about it in an article online or you'd watch a slightly solemn news report on the TV and that would have been the extent of your emotional involvement unless you were a huge fan of Jackson. Today, because of social media, I've seen clip after clip of people who knew Kobe completely breaking down when talking about him and I keep shedding tears even though I've never had any real attachment to him. And I'm not a parent but then finding out his daughter also died just really hurt.
This is what I thought about as well. Looking in her eyes knowing this was the end and they're leaving the rest of their family behind. Same for the coach on board with his wife and daughter. They've left behind another daughter and son. I can't imagine what those last moments would be like. It really highlights Kobe's decision to step away from the game so distantly for the couple of years after he retired to spend more time with his family. That time spent will be forever cherished by them.Hearing the news of his daughter dieing by his side the ultimate tear jerker for me, can't imagine how they felt in their final moments together and how it would be as a father not being able to protect your daughter from danger.
Certainly Jackson's death was a huge story but bringing Twitter down back in 2009 didn't take much, the "fail whale" became a meme for a reason. I'm just saying that social media hadn't reached the masses back then and not many celebrities or major media outlets had a presence on these platforms, you wouldn't have got any viral reaction clips from a story back in 2009.Not quite true on Jackson, his death took down a number of sites (Twitter included) due to the spike in traffic