CNN Fail! Network Uses Pic of Other Basketball Star Instead of Lamar Odom
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CNN Fail! Network Uses Pic of Other Basketball Star Instead of Lamar Odom


Look, we’re all human and make mistakes. But if you’re CNN and reporting on something as serious as Lamar Odom’s recent overdose and hospitalization, you better not mess up — but they just did.


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On Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield this Thursday, the host was speaking with her guests about the former NBA star’s current state of health after overdosing at a Nevada brothel, when a photo of a basketball player came up on the screen. Only problem? It wasn’t Lamar!

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The athlete shown was, in fact, San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge! And neither CNN nor Ashleigh Banfield have yet to comment on the mistake — though more than a few viewers have called them out on social media.


This comes just a few months after the network reported an ISIS flag at the London Gay Pride parade, only to later realize the symbols were actually sex toys and not Arabic script.


They never commented on that mix up, so there’s a good chance they won’t this time either — though we’re holding out hope they will. It’s a different story when a real person and their family are involved!


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Meanwhile, we did get a glimmer of hope today when it was reported Lamar had shown much-improved heart functioning. We’re praying for you, Lamar!


See below for more of Wetpaint’s coverage of the Lamar Odom news:


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