The announcers apologize for making fun of a Native American player’s name

Two CBS Sportscasters apologized Tuesday for insensitive comments made regarding A.J Wichita State Basketball player name.

During the Shockers’ game against Grand Canyon on Monday, commentators Chick Hernandez and Chris Walker jokes at the expense of Isaiah Burr Bear Chandler. Bear-Chandler’s name is a nod to his Native American heritage.

“I’ll let you say his name,” Walker said on the broadcast. “Is it Pooh Bear? Come on, you have to be kidding.”

Hernandez replied, “It’s not Pooh Bear.” “It’s Isaiah Pooh Bear.”

“He’s got a Pooh Bear on the back of his shirt—44,” Walker said.

“He’s one of the best names in college basketball,” said Hernandez.

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