ESPN’s Malika Andrews Absolutely Bodies Coworker When Discussing Rudy Gobert Blockbuster Trade

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  • The Utah Jazz sent All-Star center Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a massive trade on Friday.
  • Malika Andrews is the host of ESPN’s NBA Free Agency Special.
  • Andrews throw a hilarious, albeit harsh shot at coworker Bobby Marks over his NBA trade history.

Malika Andrews is a rising star at ESPN.

This is despite some coworkers who may or may not have wanted Andrews to wait her turn.

On Friday, Andrews dropped an absolutely hilarious line while hosting the network’s NBA Free Agency Special.

Andrews was discussing the blockbuster trade sending Utah Jazz All-Star Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves for an unreal haul of draft picks. After co-hosts Zach Lowe, Kendrick Perkins, Richard Jefferson and Tim Legler discussed the move, Andrews sent it over to former Brooklyn Nets General Manager Bobby Marks.

But she did so in absolutely brutal fashion.

“Let’s bring in someone who knows just a little something about trading a smattering of picks to, uh, Danny Ainge.”


Marks, of course, was the mastermind behind the trade that saw Brooklyn acquire Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry for three unprotected first-round draft picks, a first-round swap, and a slew of add-on players. The Nets won just one playoff series with the over-the-hill stars and quickly became one of the league’s worst teams. The Celtics, meanwhile, turned the picks into Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum to help build what’s now one of the league’s best teams.

Basketball fans quickly caught the not-so-subtle burn.

Poor Bobby is probably never going to live that one down. But hey, landing at ESPN isn’t the worst possible outcome.