Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson was interviewed before the team’s pre-season game against the Dallas Mavericks. (The Cavs lost 108-102.) FOX Sports sideline reporter Allie Clifton interviewed him on-camera about his approach to moving into the forward position. He said with a wink that his strategy was simple, the same. Before leaving the 22 second interview, Thompson planted a kiss on Thompson’s head. Clifton smiled in surprise.
Kissing someone on the job isn’t the most professional move but it seemed harmless to many. Although some called the kiss “disgusting” and claim Thompson “straight up sexually harassed” the reporter. “Don’t kiss someone without their consent, ever, and don’t kiss someone without their consent while they’re doing their job,” is good advice from Kelly Dwyer, editor for Ball Don’t Lie on Yahoo Sports. But disgusting, really?