Huge drama has swept over the Worldwide Leader In Sports after The New York Times dropped a major story on a “storm” brewing due to Rachel Nichols’ comments on Maria Taylor.
Taylor was already in the news heavily because she turned down a raise and wanted ‘Stephen A. Smith’ money instead.
The New York Times has reportedly obtained audio from Nichols after she learned Taylor would be hosting the NBA Finals in 2020.
“I wish Maria Taylor all the success in the world — she covers football, she covers basketball,” Nichols reportedly said in July 2020. “If you need to give her more things to do because you are feeling pressure about your crappy longtime record on diversity — which, by the way, I know personally from the female side of it — like, go for it. Just find it somewhere else. You are not going to find it from me or taking my thing away.”
The report continued on how the comments have caused a controversy within ESPN.
“Multiple Black ESPN employees said they told one another after hearing the conversation that it confirmed their suspicions that outwardly supportive white people talk differently behind closed doors.”
Taylor’s contract with ESPN is set to end this summer.