Kwame Brown thinks Malika Andrews was trying to set Jalen Rose up on live television.
A few weeks ago, social media was buzzing when ESPNs Jalen Rose and co-worker Malika Andrews embraced on the set of “NBA Today” as they shared an awkward hug from the side. It got even worse when Andrews fired off at him for touching her armpit.
“Get your hand out of my armpit,” Andrews said during the nationally televised show.
That caught Rose by surprise because his hand was actually placed on her shoulder. If you take a look at the video, it appears it was actually Richard Jefferson who stepped in and touched under her armpit.
Rose immediately sent out a response via YouTube saying, “You damn right I hugged my sister, because I’m a real one, I’m a boss, I’m a G. Next, I didn’t put my finger under her armpit, if you look at the picture I only got four fingers and one thumb and they’re on her shoulder.”
Since the incident, Rose and Andrews have interacted as normal on the ESPN set.
However, one person is still not over it.
Former NBA player Kwame Brown is pissed off about it still as he referred to her actions as a “Me Too” act against Rose. He thinks Andrews was trying to get Rose into some serious trouble for some apparent reason.
“That type of woman that Malika Andrews is.. she is a representation of the type of woman in the world, in my opinion,” Kwame said. “You want to have an opinion on everything? You want to talk about everything? But then want to tip the scale to where this feminist bullsh*t ruling. Jalen Rose did not put his hand in your armpit, ma’am.
And if that was something that he did and you thought he did, and this man revered you as a sister, you might have wanted to talk to your brother off-camera. Y’all better be careful about these women like this… You know what, Malika? We never heard you say nothing about Dana White slapping his wife over and over again. How come we never heard that, ma’am? How come you always attacking Black men and always trying to make sure Black men are in line? Who’s paying you to do that, ma’am?”
This isn’t the first time Andrews has made headlines for something she said on live TV.
Following the Celtics’ handling of the Ime Udoka situation in 2022, Stephen A. Smith and Malika Andrews had a tense back and forth on “First Take.” Andrews called into the show after the Celtics held a press conference on Udoka. She wasted no time going after Smith.
“The fact that it was able to go on all day. The fact that we are sitting here debating whether somebody else should be suspended or not. We are not here, Stephen A., to further blame women. That is not why we are here,” Andrews said.
Smith wasn’t going to let somebody come onto his show and show him up, so he fired right back, responding with, “First of all. Let me be very clear. I don’t appreciate where you’re going with that. I’m not blaming anybody but Ime Udoka. He deserved to be fired if they were going to fire him. If you’re not going to fire him, then don’t fire him. My issue is all of this being publicized. The point that I’m trying to make…”
Andrews interrupted, and Smith cut her off.
“Excuse me,” he said. “I listened to you. You’re the one telling me to stop on my show. It ain’t happening. Okay? That’s number 1. Number 2, I’ve already said, he deserves to be fired, or to be there and for them to handle it privately. If you’re not going to handle it privately, to publicize it in that fashion, then obviously it provokes everybody wanting to know okay, who are the parties involved?”
Andrews saw a huge boost to her career after Rachel Nichols, a fan-favorite at ESPN, was fired by the company for her commentary about the way in which former ESPN reporter Maria Taylor came into her position as an NBA reporter and host with the company.
Since Andrews’ latest controversies, fans have reversed course and now want Nichols back.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.