ESPN’s Malika Andrews is under the spotlight as NBA fans express discontent during the unfolding Josh Giddey saga. Andrews’ noticeable silence regarding the allegations against the Oklahoma City Thunder star has triggered a wave of criticism, setting her apart from the collective silence of major networks on the matter.
The controversy surrounding Andrews takes a unique turn, with fans accusing her of a perceived bias in her coverage—allegedly targeting black athletes when they face adversity, yet shifting gears when the athlete involved is white.
Social media reactions underscore the intensity of the scrutiny, revealing a passionate fan base demanding consistency in sports journalism.
Malika Andrews speaking about Josh Giddey vs how she speaks about Brandon Miller and Udoka pic.twitter.com/NNb4sNW0zI— Henri (@pete_pedrinho10) November 27, 2023
ESPN EXECS: Malika, you gotta bring up Josh Giddey’s allegations today— Barry Spike 🎙 (@SpikeReeds) November 25, 2023
MALIKA ANDREWS: pic.twitter.com/1lsRPOrLgE
.@malika_andrews you went out your way to crucify Brandon Miller on draft day over something he didn’t even do— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) November 27, 2023
Why haven’t you said nothing about Josh Giddey
I advise you not to make this a black or white thing
Your parents really raised you wrong and just because you went…
Despite available footage suggesting Giddey’s potential innocence, it is Andrews’ silence that has drawn the most criticism. The absence of commentary from a prominent sports journalist raises questions about journalistic responsibility in reporting on high-profile cases and maintaining transparency during ongoing investigations.
While the NBA conducts its inquiry into the allegations, the league’s findings are eagerly awaited. The unusual silence from major networks adds an extra layer of suspense, emphasizing the significance of comprehensive and open reporting in cases involving professional athletes.