The ESPN and Rachel Nichols saga has taken one other flip.
The community took Nichols off of all NBA programming and plans to cancel her weekday afternoon present “The Leap,” The Sports activities Enterprise Journal reported on Wednesday.
“Bought to create a complete present and spend 5 years hanging out with a few of my favourite folks, speaking about one my favourite issues,” Nichols wrote on Instagram.
“An everlasting thanks to our superb producers & crew – The Leap was by no means constructed to final eternally but it surely positive was enjoyable. Extra to come back…”
Nichols, who was taken off the 2021 NBA Finals broadcast following an inside scandal, was knowledgeable of the selections this week.
There might be a brand new afternoon NBA present launching forward of subsequent season, although no particulars have been revealed but.
Earlier this summer season, the New York Occasions reported a leaked recording of a personal dialog from the 2020 NBA bubble by which Nichols, who’s white, stated that Taylor, who’s black, was chosen to be the top of final 12 months’s NBA Finals protection as a result of the corporate felt pressured to make variety a precedence.
Nichols apologized on air following the bombshell report, however she was finally faraway from the sidelines. Taylor’s contract expired across the time of the incident going public and she finally left ESPN for NBC.