WATCH: BBC News Apologizes After Using Footage of Lebron James to Memorialize Kobe Bryant

Someone at the BBC apparently did not know the difference between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.

The British network shocked viewers when they showed footage of James while memorializing the tragic death of Kobe Bryant Sunday.

FoxNews reports the BBC apologized Sunday after airing footage of LeBron James during a segment about the tragic death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, apparently mixing up the pair of Los Angeles Lakers’ greats.

New of Bryant’s death shocked the sports world, sending media into a frenzy to cover the news as it unfolded. When the BBC aired a package commemorating the life of Bryant, viewers saw footage of James as a voiceover listed Bryant’s accomplishments.

James passed Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash, for third place on the NBA’s career scoring list on Saturday night and footage from the game was used by the BBC during the report on Bryant’s death. The voiceover did not explain to viewers why they were seeing the wrong Lakers legend.

Critics quickly condemned the BBC, with some taking to Twitter to bash the mix up.

“Deeply unfortunate mix up from BBC. They got two big, Black men confused and featured Lebron James instead of late Kobe Bryant in this news segment. This only adds to our collective grief at this time. Has a correction and apology been issued yet? Shame,” HuffPost reporter Nadine White wrote.

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