Well, this Final Jeopardy answer didn't go over well.
On Monday (October 5), three contestants were facing off for one final question on Jeopardy! when returning champion Phillip Howard provided an incorrect response that resulted in a public shaming on Twitter. The category was “Famous Americans,” which host Alex Trebek described as sounding "like an easy category, but it’s very, very broad" before delivering the clue. “Will Smith and Lenox Lewis were pallbearers at this man’s 2016 funeral,” Trebek told the contestants. The correct answer was Muhammad Ali, however, Howard's answer was Kobe Bryant.
it didn't take long for Howard to face backlash for his incorrect answer. Bryant's tragic passing in a helicopter crash earlier this year made major headlines and left many feeling despondent at the loss. Viewers took to Twitter to share how they really felt about Howard's faux pas.
Phillip ending up coming in third place after his Final Jeopardy miss.