- 28d Nichols has been removed from NBA coverage and The Jump was canceled a few weeks after remarks she made became public suggesting that Maria Taylor was promoted because she is Black.
Special Preview - Straight Fire w/ Jason McIntyre - No Winners in Rachel Nichols vs. Maria Taylor & The Suns-Bucks NBA Finals Preview79d On today's episode, Jason kicks things off with a quick explanation as to why he was physically incapable of dropping a post-4th of July pod on Monday. Sorry, America, but not even the great J-Mac is immune to the aftereffects of a good holiday cocktail. Next, Producer Rob G joins the show to help discuss the bombshell story over the weekend centered around ESPN personalities Rachel Nichols and Maria Taylor. A private conversation between Nichols and an associate was secr