An ESPN Reporter Struggled Through A Live Report After Swallowing A Bug

05.07.17 12 months ago


Michael Eaves was just trying to do his job and report on the Western Conference semifinal between the Houston Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday before Game 2. Then he was viciously attacked inside the AT&T Center.

By a bug.

Eaves was giving a report live on ESPN about how Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge can impact the series when he seemed to have difficulty speaking because a bug flew inside his mouth.

“I’m literally choking on a bug. Can you believe that?” Eaves asked as he tried to recover. “National television. I’m choking on a bug.”

Lisa Kerney, who was in studio at the time, told Eaves to get some water and try to recover.

“Hey waterboys, my man Michael Eaves needs some water right now,” Kerney said, trying to salvage the report.

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