The BBC has apologized after it used footage of LeBron James during a news segment on Kobe Bryant’s death

The BBC has apologized after it used footage of LeBron James during a news segment on Kobe Bryant’s death

The BBC has apologized for using footage of LeBron James instead of Kobe Bryant during a news segmenton the former LA Lakers player’s unexpected death.

Bryant, a five-time NBA champion, died in a helicopter crash at age 41 on Sunday alongside his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna “Gigi” Bryant. Nine people died in the crash in Calabasas, California.

The BBC News at 10 told viewers this while showing a photograph of Bryant with his daughter.

But it then aired a clip which appeared to show current Lakers player James walking off the court, having recently topped Bryant’s personal NBA scoring record of 33,643 points. James currently has 33,655 points.

BuzzFeed’s Deputy World News Editor Matthew Champion tweeted the video of segment, saying: “I genuinely cannot believe that the actual BBC News at 10 just did this.”

Sky News presenter Mark Austin added: “Dear @BBCNews … that was LeBron James in your Ten o’clock News piece not Kobe Bryant.”

At the end of the bulletin, Reeta Chakrabarti, who was reading the news for the BBC at the tim

Read More

Report: Hummer to be resurrected as an electric pickup truck

Report: Hummer to be resurrected as an electric pickup truck

How exactly are you supposed to bring back an uneconomical brute of a vehicle when there is growing pressure on vehicle manufacturers to clean up emissions? Make it electric, of course.

General Motors Company (GMC) is planning to do just that with the Hummer brand which went defunct back in 2010, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

People familiar with the matter say GM is set to revive the Hummer name on an electric pickup truck.

Apparently, American basketball player LeBron James will help promote the 4×4 ex-military vehicle‘s comeback. James wil

Read More

The NBA Is Officially Ridiculous

The NBA Is Officially Ridiculous

All hail pro basketball, the year-round usurper of news.

The latest NBA off-season stunner dropped on what was supposed to be a quiet Thursday sports night during baseball’s All-Star break (only one game, between the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers, was on the schedule. Who won? Who cares?) ESPN’s Adrian Wojranowski broke the news that 2017 NBA MVP Russell Westbrook, of the Oklahoma City Thunder, was being traded to the Houston Rockets, where he’ll pair up with 2018 NBA MVP James Harden to form the latest NBA super-team, in Texas.

This summer’s free agency has created four new NBA power tandems, at least on paper: Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, lately of the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics, respectively, joined forces on the Brooklyn Nets. (Though Brooklyn will have to exercise some slight patience: Durant, who injured his Achilles tendon in the NBA Finals, likely won’t play next season.) Anthony Davis, the game-changing big man from the New Orleans Pelicans, finally forced his way to the Los Angles Lakers via trade: He and LeBron James will strive to return the Lakers, who’ve become a case study in mismanagement, to championship glory.

NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard ditched Toronto for Southern California. He signed with the Los Angeles Clippers, who also acquired Paul George, an MVP finalist this past season, in a trade to give Leonard his running mate. And now the Rockets, with Westbrook and Harden. Not too long ago, the teams like the Boston Celtics (Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce), the Miami Heat (LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh) and the Golden State Warriors (Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thomp

Read More