Did Jimmy Butler hook up with Rachel Nichols? Rumor resurfaces as Internet says 'she think we forgot'

Did Jimmy Butler hook up with Rachel Nichols? Rumor resurfaces as Internet says 'she think we forgot'
Rachel Nichols and Jimmy Butler have allegedly hooked up (Twitter)

On Monday, July 5, Rachel Nichols apologized to ESPN colleague Maria Taylor on air after a leaked clip revealed Nichols complaining about Taylor, who is Black, getting 2020 NBA Finals hosting gig because of her "diversity." Now after this controversy sparked, the Internet is once again talking about an old rumor which was about Nichols and NBA star Jimmy Butler, suggesting that an alleged sex tape of the duo was leaked from the NBA Bubble hotel room.

Jordan Thrilla reported that last year there was a rumor claiming that a security guard went to Butler's hotel room after hearing a thumping sound from his room. At that time all the players of the team were supposed to be in quarantine. The website reported, "Rumor has it those thumping sounds were Jimmy Butler smashing Rachel Nichols at NBA bubble in his hotel room." It was reported that the incident allegedly happened after the journalist took Butler's interview for ESPN. Even though the rumor was never confirmed, the Internet brought this up and slammed Nichols for it.


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During the Monday, July 5 broadcast, Nichols said, "So the first thing they teach you in journalism school is don’t be the story. And I don’t plan to break that rule today or distract from a fantastic Finals." "But I also don’t want to let this moment pass without saying how much I respect, how much I value our colleagues here at ESPN. How deeply, deeply sorry I am for disappointing those I hurt, particularly Maria Taylor, and how grateful I am to be part of this outstanding team."

We earlier reported the full controversy that ignited when a clip from a hotel room where Nichols can be heard saying that Maria Taylor was given the opportunity to host the 2020 NBA Finals because she is Black. 

As soon as Nichols started trending on Twitter, people started digging in her old controversies. One person tweeted,  "So Jimmy Butler was smashing Rachel Nichols cheeks in the NBA bubble last season." Another one said, "Me seeing y’all say Jimmy Butler and Rachel Nichols hooked up during last season:" Sharing a video from their old interview, one person said, "Jimmy Butler 100% clapped the Rachel Nichols wagon. A freak of nature."




One person said, "Rachel Nichols going to be divorced after this Jimmy Butler news broke. They were smashing in the nba bubble. #RachelNichols." Confused about what exactly happened, another one asked, "They said Jimmy Butler fhucked Rachel Nichols in the bubble?! But didn’t they say that Ersan Ilyasova fhucked her too?!" Talking about the hotel room rumour, one person said, "how the security guard was after disrupting jimmy butler clapping rachel nichols:"




One Internet user said: "Rachel Nichols slid this Jimmy Butler rumor under the door to prove she ain’t racist and I believe it because she’s been getting thick over the years." Another one also tweeted, "Jimmy Butler is Rachel Nichols attempt to divert attention from her racist rant. She think we forgot."



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