Published On: Mon, Jan 27th, 2020

Video: BBC News announces Kobe Bryant tragedy – with footage of wrong basketball star

Bryant has died along with daughter and three other people in helicopter crash – but BBC shows wrong player

Kobe Bryant, right, and LeBron James

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant has been killed, along with his 13-year-old daughter and three other people, in a tragic helicopter crash.

The BBC announced the tragedy on its 10pm news programme – and included footage showing the wrong star on the basketball court. The incorrect footage showed James’ name on his jersey on several occasions:

The programme’s editor was forced to issue an apology:

Such a terrible tragedy – and those it left grieving – deserved better from the BBC than this.

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