Rachel Nichols and Maria Taylor are currently involved in an ugly jostling match for the role of lead NBA anchor. NBA Twitter reacts to it.
Rachel Nichols has been covering the NBA and other major sports for over 25 years now. She began her career as a writer in Washington sports and has been a national reporter since 2004.
Nichols was first featured on television by ESPN in the year 2004, where she made some rapid strides. It wasn’t long before she was acclaimed as one of the best sports journalists in the business.
She became such hot property that CNN paid a premium to bring her onto their network in 2013. She staged a return to Disney-owned ESPN in 2016, and she’s since been a host for The Jump.
It is quite clear that if nothing, Nichols has the qualifications and the reputation to be peeved at her situation. Now that isn’t to say that Maria isn’t good at her job or unqualified. But Nichols has clearly got the better resume and probably a better equation with NBA superstars.
NBA Twitter reacts to the Rachel Nichols-Maria Taylor situation
Days like this are pretty great to watch out for on NBA Twitter. One user made the best of this news exploding across social media, clipping in Jalen Rose lobbying on behalf of Maria Taylor.
Watch out for Jalen Rose as he asks the powers that be at ESPN to raise Maria Taylor’s contract value. Many NBA fans were happy that Jalen spoke up for a colleague on national TV in such a fashion.
ESPN KNEW this Rachel Nichols story was coming. A story leaked this past week about Maria Taylor demanding “Stephen A. Smith money” and turning down a previous 5Mil offer and basically casting her as a diva.
Also, explains this from Wednesday: LISTEN!pic.twitter.com/UWRaEj3lwP
— cain! (@CainMcCoy) July 4, 2021
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It remains to be seen which heads roll and who stays on with ESPN for next season. But there will definitely be a fallout to this whole hoopla, given how much it has blown up.