ESPN Pulls Rachel Nichols Off The NBA Sideline

Often one of the more recognizable people that ESPN has to offer, the station has removed The Jump host Rachel Nichols from sideline duty at this year’s NBA Finals.

This follows Nichols’ comments on fellow co-worker Maria Taylor, claiming that she was being handed a role due to ESPN’s “long-time crappy record on diversity,” which, in all fairness, they have boasted an abysmal history with. Nevertheless, it was implied more so from a place that she deemed Taylor unworthy of the position, declining to take a step back in order to let her report from the sidelines through the Finals. Of course, this caused uproar amongst fans on social media in regards to how convoluted race and media coverage are.