The Rachel Nichols-Maria Taylor drama isn’t going away. And it just got worse for ESPN.
Mariah Rose, Jalen Rose’s daughter, uploaded a video on Twitter blasting Rachel Nichols. Jalen Rose is an analyst on NBA Countdown, the show ESPN put Taylor on over Nichols.
let’s discuss rachel nichols….this is a tale as old as time 🤦🏽♀️ pic.twitter.com/t7Rv9t6EQI
— mariah rose (@mariahcrose) July 5, 2021
“Maria Taylor knows what a general talent she is,” Mariah Rose begins the video. “Let’s talk about the fact that she actually played basketball. And if you want to go there. Let’s go there, let’s talk about how you’re related to Diane Sawyer, arguably the queen of ABC.
“You got your job as one of the faces of ESPN because you’re so entertaining and talented and so good at it, right?”
“You are a woman in the sports world and you sat there and you laughed about the Me Too movement? About your fellow women complaining about being sexually assaulted at work? You think that’s funny.
“What really got me is you’re tired of the Black Lives Matter movement. You weren’t tired about posting about it or making your stupid little storybook monologues about it. Maybe instead of crying and calling Maria a diversity token, you can direct that energy to the people who think there can only be one woman on that stage.
“And if we’re being real, Rachel Nichols is a subpar reporter. Subpar. Boring. Not great. Sorry your white privilege didn’t work this time. Maybe next time.”
Nichols addressed the audio leak earlier today on The Jump, apologizing to Taylor and ESPN.