today, fox sports, where he served as a commentator, saluted him in their pregame coverage of the World Cup before the start of the quarter-final match between Portugal and Morocco. A clearly shaken Rob Stone welcomed viewers into Fox Sports’ studios on location in Doha, Qatar (see tribute below).
Wahl generated some controversy during his Qatar coverage. He wore a rainbow shirt to the USA–Wales match, but was refused entry into the stadium by security in the conservative country.
In Philadelphia on Friday, the Los Angeles Lakers star lebron james Talking about Wahl, he said that he was “very fond of Grant.” Wahl wrote a Sports Illustrated cover story on high school student James, the rising star’s first major coverage.
Speaking at the post-game press conference, James said, “Even when I moved up the ranks and became a professional, I’ve always watched from a distance, and he moved to a different sport.” “Any time his name comes up I’ll always think back to Grant as a teenager and to be in our building… It’s a sad loss.”