ESPN’s Rachel Nichols in hot water for controversial comments towards Maria Taylor

ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

A video has leaked of Rachel Nichols making controversial comments about Maria Taylor and she’s getting blasted for it on Twitter. 

Popular ESPN host Rachel Nichols is making countless headlines this weekend and for all the wrong reasons. Nichols, who has been with ESPN for a while now, is under fire after she made some controversial comments on fellow ESPN host Maria Taylor.

In a leaked video, Nichols is clearly upset that Taylor was asked to host the 2020 NBA Finals, as she assumed she would be doing so. She was so upset, she basically came out and said the only reason Taylor was asked to do it was because ESPN was feeling pressure on the diversity front.

Rachel Nichol’s comments on Maria Taylor has upset countless folks

“I wish Maria Taylor all the success in the world,” Nichols said in the leaked video. “She covers football, she covers basketball. If you need to give her more things to do because you are feeling pressure about your crappy longtime record on diversity, which, by the way, I know personally from the female side of it, like, go for it. Just find it somewhere else. You are not going to find it from me or taking my thing away.”

As you might have been able to guess, people are furious all over Twitter. They’re indeed calling out Nichols left and right.

This really is a horrible look for Nichols. Again, she’s an incredibly popular and respected TV host. Her coverage of the NBA has been applauded for years. With that said, the fact that she delivered this quote on Taylor is something not many folks saw coming.

Taylor, 34, is one of the best in the business and delivers tremendous commentary whenever she’s working a game. Fans love hearing her and receiving insights. Nothing — especially Nichols’ take — is going to change that.

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