Now NBA Fans Think Chris Paul Was Rude To Malika Andrews Because He’s Team Rachel Nichols

I’m going to step on OutKick writer Bobby Burack’s turf real fast to stick my blogging fingers into Day 30 or whatever it is of the Maria Taylor-Rachel Nichols-ESPN-NBA drama because I saw rumblings that NBA fans — yes, more than like three or four — are mad at Chris Paul for how he handled his Game One post-game interview with Malika Andrews, who took over Nichols’ NBA Finals sideline job.

Here’s the drama as it stands today on social media:

• Paul and the Suns win Game One over the Bucks, and that means he’s giving the post-game interview with Andrews.

• 26-year-old Andrews is making her first NBA Finals appearance and fires off her questions. Paul answers a few and then she asks him about some injury that the ESPN broadcast team spent time discussing during the game.

• Paul says, “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” and Andrews responds with, “There you go.” It’s basic NBA 101.

And with that, Chris Paul is officially in the crosshairs. You can scroll here to see NBA fans who are now mad at Paul for that last part of the interview. Seriously, they’re mad at that. Imagine if Andrews’ first NBA Finals post-game interview was with Woke All-Star Gregg Popovich. You’d have a woke-on-woke war. Woke-on-woke violence. It would be a huge woke-off.

What would make dumb NBA fans think that last part was Paul showing “disrespect” for Andrews? The narrative is that Paul’s a LeBron guy and LeBron is pro-Rachel Nichols and Paul’s being mean because Team LeBron’s mad at ESPN for running Nichols out of the NBA Finals.

That’s where we’re at with this nonsense.

Why waste my time in this lane? Let’s be honest, it’s to see ESPN and the NBA eat their own. It’s to see the wokes vs. the wokes. It’s to see what other nonsense these weirdos will come up with in the course of a game to claim there’s some great race conspiracy at play here.

At some point, you have to start thinking ESPN has paid Russian bots to create this race narrative to gin up ratings like the NBA Finals is The Bachelor.

There are many more than this who are buying into Chris Paul being rude to the young ESPN sideline reporter:

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.


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  1. People got to get lives of their own. Social media has sucked their brains and souls right out of their bodies, and their carcasses are inhabiting anonymous, snarky little Twitter accounts. (Which is completely different and way worse than inhabiting anonymous VIP Outkick accounts.)

  2. What would make dumb NBA fans think that last part was Paul showing “disrespect” for Andrews?

    Dumb NBA fans is redundant. They’re all programmed by LeBron who is the puppet of President Xi.

    I love watching the woke eat each other. I can’t wait for one of them to say Chris Paul benefits from white privilege.

  3. I don’t think anyone cares what people on social media say, it isn’t real life. I didn’t even know the NBA finals were going on, which makes me a happier person.

    Find a story on WWII veterans or something of substance. I would love to know more about the 98 year old veteran who performed the national anthem the soccer ladies shit all over. Where is he from, where did he serve and when did he start playing the harmonica. That is someone people should care about not whoever replaced so and so because they are black or brown or not 100% Caucasian.

  4. Team Rachel, team Maria. Haha. This whole thing is hilarious. How did the conversation leak if it was between Rachel and Lebrons PR guy. So if Lebrun is team Rachel it was either him or Rachel who released it. Which makes this whole thing manufactured to get espn some clicks. They ain’t getting any views anymore so bad press is better than no press. Either way who gives a shit.

  5. WTF are they talking about. He gave her 2 minutes of solid content. At the end he smiled wryly when she asked about the injury. Athletes never admit injury. People need a life. And by the way, if CPIII is team LeBron, and team LeBron is team Nichols, shouldn’t they be dumping on LeFraud too? The whole NBA is a bunch of idiots.

  6. I’ve been Team Rachel since she was early thirties and I was early twenties and I needed that older sister’s friend muse that real life didn’t give me.

    That said, I lost my train of thought because the shady refs of the early 00s just called a foul on my mind.

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