Turner Sports sideline reporter Allie LaForce was criticized tonight for asking LeBron James about the news of Gregg Popovich's wife dying immediately after the Cavs' win over the Pacers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first round.
Many believed that asking LeBron for his reaction to the tragic news on the air is unfair. He was clearly emotional regarding the tragedy.
This was the answer from LeBron:
A new video has surfaced, showing LeBron appearing to be informed about the tragic news before the on-air question. So, it doesn't look like he was ambushed with the news.
You can watch the video below:
This does change things quite a bit regarding what people are upset with. Still, many are going to have a problem for asking an athlete for reaction to a coach's wife's death on the air. It's a debate that will continue in the coming days.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Popovich and his family and friends. May his wife, Erin, rest in peace.