Malika Andrews has quietly become one of the most prominent NBA broadcasters around.
For a myriad of reasons, her popularity has grown exponentially over the past year.
Because of that, when she has an issue with a particular team or organization – fans take notice. And that is precisely what happened this week when she absolutely went off on the New York Knicks over their handling of the media at a recent Jalen Brunson event.
The clip largely speaks for itself:
.@malika_andrews calls the Knicks not allowing the media to ask questions yesterday “absolutely ridiculous”.
Perkins then adds: “Isn’t that a Knick thing?” pic.twitter.com/8uZ5MCZ44C
— KnicksNation (@KnicksNation) July 20, 2022
“Of course, I said a ‘fan event’ for Jalen Brunson yesterday because there were no reporters invited or allowed to be in there, which is absolutely ridiculous,” Andrews said.
“And so, Jalen Brunson could not be asked about the potential for who else he likes to see around him or who he would like to see be on the roster for the start of the season because there was no media there to hold those folks accountable.”
Opinions will vary on whether Andrews’ frustration with the Knicks here was justified or not, but the fact that the team is once again in the news for something negative is telling.
As far as Andrews goes, this has been quite the year for her. Between news of her alleged romance with an ESPN reporter coming out, incredible video with Klay Thompson and extremely viral moment with Jordan Poole – it feels like she has been in the headlines nonstop.
Surely she and the Knicks will bury the hatchet over this particular incident. It’s just not that big of a deal.
This is what happens when you let Steph get hot. https://t.co/aJVNt1V4Jc
— Game 7 (@game7__) July 22, 2022
But it’s probably safe to assume that this isn’t the last time both parties will find themselves in the news over the next few months.
What will they go viral for next?
Time will tell.