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  • Writer's pictureEd Gaines

MSNBC Reporter Appears to Call the Lakers the ‘Los Angeles Ni**ers’ Now Angry Fans Want Her Fired

MSNBC’s Sunday anchor Alison Morris said Kobe Bryant was “perfectly cast on the Los Angeles Ni**ers, um, Los Angeles Lakers” during her coverage of the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash. 

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

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.

Hours later, Morris responded, tweeting she stuttered and said “Nakers”: 

“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. Please know I did not & would NEVER use a racist term. I apologize for the confusion this caused.”

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