During the NBA bubble, there were jokes about Jimmy Butler and Rachel Nichols. Throughout her career, fans have joked about her flirting with NBA players, but she and Jimmy really had chemistry. Now, ESPN has fired her, and cancelled “The Jump.”
Rachel Nichols landed in hot water, when she made comments about Malika Andrews. When ESPN decided to have her cover the 2021 NBA Finals, Nichols insinuated it was due to her race. This sparked much backlash and a suspension.
This afternoon, reports surfaced of Rachel Nichols being fired by ESPN, and “The Jump” being cancelled. As this news hit, fans on Twitter made Jimmy Butler a top trending topic. All of this is due to the heavy flirting between Butler and Nichols, during the 2020 NBA Bubble, when Jimmy led the Miami Heat to the NBA Finals.