Yesterday, the story began circulating that the Dallas Mavericks have a toxic work environment that includes everything from the continued employment of known physical abusers to a torrent of sexual harassment claims. Rachel Nichols, who works at ESPN as perhaps the most high-profile woman in basketball journalism, laid into the Mavericks and their pseudo-apologies during a ridiculously long six-minute editorial segment.
She might be angry, but she’s not wrong.
From #TheJump: ‘Hostile work environment’ doesn’t even begin to cover some of the disgusting behavior described in a Sports Illustrated report on the Dallas Mavericks front office. Mark Cuban says he’s going to make changes, but plenty of questions remain. pic.twitter.com/6xQLIZDxgU
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) February 21, 2018
It’s a shame that these allegations exist in the first place, but with people like Nichols not holding back in demanding accountability in answers, it’s a small step towards ensuring that other teams take the hint and clean house before they suffer a similar fate.