Jalen Rose sent a stern message to his employer before the start of the Clippers-Suns game.
Earlier on Wednesday, Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reported that Maria Taylor’s future at ESPN could be in limbo after she turned down a raise and demanded “Stephen A. Smith-type money.”
Her contract expires later this summer. ESPN had reportedly offered her $5 million.
“But, in Taylor, ESPN sees someone it wants to keep. The near $5 million offer was made when ESPN was beginning its reduction of salaries across the board.
Today, ESPN wants to keep Taylor, but the initial offer is not on the table, according to sources. What she is being offered right now is not known, but it is believed to be in the $2 million-$3 million range.”
Just before the start of Game Game 6, Jay Williams and Rose had this to say.
“If you’re great at what you do, you deserve the bag,” Jay Williams said before the Suns vs. Clippers game.
“If that’s the case, Maria needs a raise,” Rose responded.