LeBron James Learns Of The Death Gregg Popovich’s Wife, Erin, On Live TV, Delivers Classy Response Despite Awkward Timing Of Question

Earlier tonight, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski delivered the terrible news that Erin Popovich, the wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, had passed after being ill for several months.

Erin Popovich, wife of San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich, died today, Spurs said in a release. They were married four decades. She had been ill over an extended period

Spurs GM RC Buford on the passing of Erin Popovich: “We mourn the loss of Erin. She was a strong, wonderful, kind, intelligent woman who provided love, support and humor to all of us.”

Immediately after today’s Pacers-Cavs game, TNT’s sideline reporter Allie LaForce asked LeBron his thoughts on the passing of Erin Popovich. LeBron, who hadn’t heard the news of Erin’s death, needed a moment to gether himself and proceeded to give a classy response.

Several people on the Internet questioned whether if was appropriate of LaForce to asked LeBron about Erin Popovich’s death immediately after the game appropriate.


Update:
According The Atlantic’s Richard Deitsch LaForce had asked LeBron on-air if he wanted to comment on the passing of Erin Popovich

I personally think TNT should have probably waited until the press conference to ask the question but it’s too late now.

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