2020 Comment Costs ESPN’s Rachel Nichols
a Sideline Spot for its NBA Finals Coverage
ESPN has pulled veteran network personality Rachel Nichols from its NBA Finals coverage, reports TV Newser.
The decision to remove Nichols from the sideline was made in the wake of a New York Times report about disrespectful comments Nichols made in July 2020 about on-air colleague Maria Taylor during a private conversation that was being recorded. Nichols was unaware that her conversation with LeBron James‘ PR advisor, Adam Mendelsohn, was being recorded, and the audio was leaked by an ESPN employee who no longer works at the sports newser.