Struggling Dem Mocked For Kobe Bryant Gaffe

Via The Washington Examiner:

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg said “field” instead of “court” when addressing the death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant, drawing criticism online.

“It’s shocking, and I think we’re all still in shock about what happened. And I think it’s a reminder that our lives are often touched by people we never even meet,” said Buttigieg, the 38-year-old former South Bend, Indiana, mayor, at a Fox News town hall on Sunday. “There are millions of people, not just in Los Angeles, but around the world right now, mourning because they were inspired by what he did on the field, what he meant off the field.”

Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter died in a helicopter crash on Sunday. He spent 20 years with the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers, during which time the basketball team won five championships. He is survived by his wife Vanessa and their three other daughters.

“It’s also, of course, such a tough human moment to think about, that he was spending time with his daughter,” Buttigieg added. “Her loss is unthinkable, as is that of everybody who was on that helicopter. And I think that all of America is united in mourning and sending our love and our thoughts, and of course, our prayers, to all of the families.”