Kentucky’s Andrew Harrison was understandably upset after his team’s 71-64 loss to Wisconsin in the Final Four on Saturday. Unfortunately for him, he made the mistake of trying to secretly voice his frustration to teammates during a post-game press conference.
If you listen closely to the below Vine, you’ll hear Harrison quietly say “f**k that n***a” with his hand over his mouth during a question about Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky. Kaminsky, The Associated Press player of the year, had 20 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks in the game.
It’s important to note here that Andrew Harrison is a 20-year-old kid who just went through one of the toughest losses of his life in front of the entire nation, but it’s an unfortunate decision nevertheless.
Harrison appears to have understood as much and apologized later that night, saying the comment was made "in jest."
First i want to apologize for my poor choice of words used in jest towards a player I respect and know.
When I realized how this could be perceived I immediately called big frank to apologize and let him know I didn't mean any disrespect
We had a good conversation and I wished him good luck in the championship game Monday.
A Kentucky spokesman said of the incident: "We have no comment until we have had a chance to evaluate it.”
The lesson, as always: If, for some reason, you just have to secretly say something during a post-game press conference, make sure it leans closer to something along the lines of “God, she’s beautiful” than what Harrison said.