Hockey fans are very protective of their sport and especially protective of its legends.
Wayne Gretzky is an absolute legend in the sport and one of the few athletes in the world that people can almost universally agree to be the greatest player of all time, so people are extra protective of his legacy. Despite all the records and other accomplishments in the NHL, one of the most popular things he ever did was tell Bob McKenzie “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” in 1983.
It even made its way into the office, where Michael Scott half-correctly attributed it to The Great One.
Gretzky has in the past said that his father was the one to say the quote to him, but the first public time it was quoted was that Gretzky interview with Bob McKenzie.
Well, now, someone has totally failed to attribute Gretzky altogether.
New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis made the regrettable mistake of crediting Kobe Bryant for the quote, and now everyone on the internet (Especially the hockey crowd) is all over him with jokes and criticism.
It seems like a honest mistake, but we’re sure nobody will make that mistake again.