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UCONN’s Paige Bueckers Thanks Maria and Breonna Taylor in ESPY Acceptance Speech

The 2021 ESPYs may have slid under most audiences’ radars on Saturday night behind a thrilling UFC 264, but the headline of the awards show focused on Paige Bueckers, who received the accolade for Best Female College Athlete.

The UCONN star took to the podium and thanked her greatest muses, which included ESPN’s Maria Taylor and the late Breonna Taylor.

In her freshman season, Bueckers averaged 20 points, 5.8 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game.

Bueckers’ sentiments expressed on stage landed well with the crowd of athletes and celebrities in attendance because it carried an ESPN-approved message with a touch of modern piety.

“With the light that I have now as a white woman who leads a black-led sport and celebrated here, I want to shed a light on black women,” said Bueckers. “They don’t get the media coverage that they deserve. They’ve given so much to the sport, the community and society as a whole and their value is undeniable.”

The college player then shouted out Maria Taylor, whose spotlight in the past week has dramatically reduced the role of veteran reporter Rachel Nichols at ESPN. The drama between the two women also calls into question whether Taylor will receive her requested salary figure of $8 million per year based on true merit.

“To Maria Taylor, Robin Roberts, Maya Moore, Odicci Alexander. To all the incredible Black women in my life and on my teams,” continued Bueckers, also going on to thank the late Breonnna Taylor. “To Breonna Taylor and all the lives lost, and to those names who are not yet learned, but I hope to share, I stand behind you and I continue to follow you, follow your lead and fight for you guys so I just want to say thank you for everything.”

Reflecting on her moment with The Undefeated, Bueckers claimed that the speech was a response to the uneven media coverage and privilege granted to white athletes over black athletes.

The UCONN player stated in her interview:

“Over the past couple of years, I’ve just got a lot of attention in the media and a lot of it has focused on me and other white athletes, and I just want to use my platform to sort of share the light and just sort of expand the horizons on who gets the attention, who gets the social media followings.”

According to the Hartford Courant, Bueckers is rumored to receive a six-figure salary from a Canadian-based nutrition company as part of the new NIL ruling from the NCAA.

“America’s highest paid college athlete plays in Connecticut,” announced Six Star Pro Nutrition. “We just can’t pay her yet.”

Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Guided by Kevin Harlan on one shoulder, Eli Manning on the other, Alejandro joins the OutKick community with an authentic passion for sports, pop culture, America, and episodes of Jeopardy!

 

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  1. Lmfao, you cucks complaining probably still watch college sports not realizing how woke it is. Fucking Cuckservatives just like the sellouts behind this site. Turn it all off and make a stand other wise your bitching is for nothing.

    • You okay Steve? “Cuckservatives” ? Who do you think we voted for?

      I’m mad as hell about a lot of things. but there isn’t a damn thing I can do about half of Central America pouring in over the now open-borders or Marxist professors brainwashing students. I work hard at 50 hrs a week and keep my head up living with integrity.

    • There is also the problem of paying for cable and ESPN is part of the package. Do I watch live sports, yes because I want to watch my team play? Do I give a shit about the “programming” on ESPN? No. We understand how woke it is but there is a mute button and DVR to move through the lame ass commercials.

  2. I had forgot this woke pukefest was on last night until now. She must really want some serious black pussy to get into this club. You`d have to have a barf bag to watch this show now. Agree with Sooner: Wonder how much “equity” she`ll be giving her black sisters after getting NIL money.

  3. I no longer watch most sports anymore because of all of the woke, liberal ideology that has infiltrated them. But women’s college basketball was something I was having a hard time letting go of. The bounce passes and high flying lay ups. The screens. The shoot from the hip 15 foot jumpers. But this speech might have done it for me. This grandstanding, race hustling little snatch. Unreal.

  4. Colleges professors & the endless propaganda media have ruined minds.

    At least I was alive to see America before it became a dumb and silly nation. I’m still moved by our beautiful flag 🇺🇸 and thankful for the good people who have kept their sanity

  5. She’s really just a kid, so ya gotta remember that.
    AND the very unfortunate fact that she and everyone around her are relentlessly bombarded by CNN / China / Big Tech propaganda…

    Someday, she’ll look back and realize, this is what it looks like to be brainwashed, and not think for yourself…

  6. Just think of the amount of brain washing it takes for a nineteen year old white girl to stand on a stage in front of the world and spew that trash. Like are you kidding me. People like this will be in charge of the country one day. God help us. This is getting ridiculous.

    • And another thing, put your money where your mouth is Paige, your scholarship could be going to a black girl, you should reject it immediately and bow at the alter of wokeness. It’s the right thing to do. You don’t deserve it, ya know with all of the privilege you have.

  7. God almighty, what a disgusting speech. Obviously, a talented player but what an ass kissing cunt. Those black women who she slobbers over will turn on her in a skinny minute if she doesn’t abide with all of their beliefs all the time. This is an example of the brain washed woke generation that will be in charge of our country eventually. The problem is that the whites will be marginalized and will be second class citizens. I have nothing but disdain and disrespect for this person.

  8. Prime example of a hostage video made while the captive is being held at gunpoint by terrorists.

    Run away from basketball as soon as you possibly can, Paige. Try volleyball or golf or swimming.

    I wish these loons would stop with these pathetic attempts to insult the intelligence of everyday American adults…

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