ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols and Lebron James leaked full audio video making disparaging comments on Maria Taylor.
The sports network is reportedly causing an uproar due to derogatory comments made by ESPN host Rachel Nichols and leaks from recorded phone conversations.
According to the sources, the leaked Nichols’ conversations with LeBron James’ advisor Adam Mendelsohn and his agent Rich Paul. As per the leaked conversation, Mendelsohn warned Nichols that ESPN is a “snake pit” and that she should be careful.
Rachel Nichols ESPN Leaked Video Audio
In the leaked video, the reporter is seen saying that Maria Taylor has been held to a certain position in the network because her skin color has led to more diversity issues.
This is a bad look. I know it’s from like a year ago, but a really bad look. The only thing worse than being against diversity is being an ally until it affects you personally. https://t.co/eKPbU7CHO7Advertisement
— Vox da ghost 👑 (@Goldyvox) July 5, 2021
Nichols, a white NBA who is a sideline reporter and hosts The Jump for ESPN, reportedly expressed over Maria Taylor, that she was not hired to head Disney for the NBA Finals pre-game show because of Maria Taylor’s involvement. As the network needed “diversity” hires.
As per the new York article that shows a leaked video of Nichols commenting. It comes a day after the Milwaukee Bucks secured a spot in the NBA Finals to face the Phoenix Suns.
Nichols is the host of the daily NBA show The Jump, while Taylor is an analyst and host on several sports.
According to the Times, ESPN employees who are Black believe that the conversations indicate that private conversations show a non-supportive attitude toward them, never saying anything publicly.
However, Taylor has not reported yet. As per the story, Nichols said that she was expressing herself to a friend about her disappointment, not with Taylor, but with ESPN.
Taylor is currently in talks for a new contract and reportedly wants to be among the highest-paid celebrities on the network. On July 20 her current deal will expire on.
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