VIDEO: Audio of Rachel Nichols' Conversation Going Off About ESPN Favoring Maria Taylor Due To Race

Published July 5, 2021 at 12:50

ESPN Rachel Nichols' is on a hot seat for her remarks on Maria Taylor.

A video conversation with LeBron James' long time advisor, Adam Mendelsohn, last July 13, 2020 was leaked last night.

«Nichols discussed her career on a phone call on July 13, 2020, with Adam Mendelsohn, the longtime adviser of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James and James's agent, Rich Paul,» wrote Kevin Draper of the New York Times. «Nichols was speaking with Mendelsohn to request an interview with James and his Lakers teammate Anthony Davis, whom Paul also represents. During the conversation, she also sought advice from Mendelsohn because she believed her bosses were advancing Taylor at her expense.»

I wish Maria Taylor all the success in the world — she covers football, she covers basketball,» Nichols said in July 2020. «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.»

These are the exact words heard from Nichols' conversation with Mendelsohn.

Is Rachel Nichols' getting fired for her comments on Maria Taylor? Will ESPN let this one slip? Let's see.
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