While speaking about Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna‘s sudden and shocking deaths in a helicopter crash, MSNBC reporter Alison Morris stumbled over her words, and had many concerned she’d dropped a racial epithet when referring to the Los Angeles Lakers.

During her segment, Morris said, “He was just the kind of athlete that was perfectly cast on the Los Angeles Nakers.” She then quickly corrected herself and said “Los Angeles Lakers.”

MSNBC retweeted Morris’ statement.

Morris is an anchor on MSNBC on Sundays from 2-4 p.m. ET and has been a weekday anchor based in New York City for NBC News Now since July.

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Before that, she was a business reporter and anchor at Fox 5 in New York.

Before Morris’ tweet, several Twitter users noted the flub and commented on it on Twitter.

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