Gayle King is Under Fire behind questions about Kobe

Gayle King is being dragged for her questions from her interview with Lisa Leslie. about Kobe Bryant’s past. All across social Media you are seeing and reading responses from a lot of famous people. With phrases like we are your people or tarnishing his legacy. Some of the response are brutal. Gayle responded explaining that the network put up a small piece of a broad interview with out her knowledge. It made it look like an attack against the very recently deceased basketball legend.

My question is why was this even brought up. What was this interview really about?