On Friday, ESPN made cuts to its on air staff that included some very popular on air talents spanning from NBA analysts to NFL show hosts and specialized experts, many that had a long and decorated tenure with the company.
Some of the big names included fan favorites such as Jeff Van Gundy, Suzy Kolber, Jalen Rose, Keyshawn Johnson, Todd McShay and Max Kellerman.
Social media had a lot to say as the news came down…
With all these firings at ESPN, all I can think of is what Chuck saidpic.twitter.com/n4rzT6imxI
— Jason Meredith (@jmere09nyc) June 30, 2023
Pat McAfee and Stephen A. Smith going to sleep after ESPN fired Jalen Rose and Jeff Van Gundy: pic.twitter.com/gVF6UfMVXd
— Danny Armstrong (@DArmstrong44) June 30, 2023
ESPN HQ THIS MORNING pic.twitter.com/fS3EQpVDQ7
— David Portillo (@DavidPortillo0) June 30, 2023
ESPN has let go of Jeff Van Gundy, Jalen Rose and now Max Kellerman. They definitely giving Shannon Sharpe the super max. pic.twitter.com/SwCbJZrx0Q
— Hand down, man down (@HoopsHotel) June 30, 2023
ESPN getting Stephen A for his 6th show of the day pic.twitter.com/NGPPKe9ETd
— Metta WRLD Andrews (@757ia) June 30, 2023
Jeff Van Gundy finding out Doris Burke is still employed pic.twitter.com/2QzfQVibDC
— Pshh *️⃣ (@pshhhh_unreal) June 30, 2023
Everyone looking at the ESPN executives who decided to let go of Jalen Rose and Jeff Van Gundy to keep Mark Jackson and Kendrick Perkins… pic.twitter.com/XMoCSRzkJW
— alex (@AlexUlrichh) June 30, 2023
Jeff Van Gundy's favorite Jay-Z album is REASONABLE DOUBT pic.twitter.com/lqOqxSU3xx
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) June 30, 2023
Jeff Van Gundy being hyped Rihanna walked by is a top 5 moment in the history of broadcasting pic.twitter.com/jx6wu8zkaF
— Nick (@NickZararis) June 30, 2023
Imagine “executives” watching Suzy Kolber navigate the Damar Hamlin situation with poise, thoughtfulness, and an understanding of the situation…and then thinking she she should be fired.
ESPN was great a long time ago, what a shame. https://t.co/urIgwvMhQv
— Lauren (@LaurenC30) June 30, 2023
If I’m running the NFL Network, I couldn’t hire Todd McShay and Suzy Kolber fast enough.
— Mike Barner (@rotomikebarner) June 30, 2023
When you're firing Suzy Kolber, Todd McShay, Jeff Van Gundy, Keyshawn Johnson, Jalen Rose, Max Kellerman, Matt Hasselback, Steve Young…
…and hiring Pat McAfee for $85 million…
…you've completely lost the plot. https://t.co/GCkBG8Obtz
— Mitchell Robinson (@mrobmused) June 30, 2023
Jalen Rose barber after he got let go: pic.twitter.com/Pkq5cRzehc
— The Pettiest Laker Fan 🤫 (@ThePettiestLA) June 30, 2023
So they gon keep Malika Andrews over Jalen Rose? pic.twitter.com/DOzMKqZotc
— Arizona Ron (@wavy80baby) June 30, 2023
Jalen Rose seeing that Kendrick Perkins is still employed by ESPN pic.twitter.com/pdzx7ZsFG4
— Y'all are unwell… (@WraysNephew876) June 30, 2023
Jalen Rose let go yet KENDRICK PERKINS STILL EMPLOYED?????? pic.twitter.com/HQXOMSwrD0
— Samatar (@RetroBoominati) June 30, 2023
Jeff Bezos after landing Todd McShay and Max Kellerman for TNF this year. pic.twitter.com/TULV9va1SS
— Jerry Humphrey III (@Jerryhump3) June 30, 2023
Todd McShay soliciting gigantic offers tomorrow morning pic.twitter.com/SJ4d7smXti
— HALL of GOATS (@GOATS_hall) June 30, 2023
What do you think of these layoffs? It’s unlikely that any of these personalities will be on the market for very long. Where do you think they should land?
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