Malika Andrews stuns in blue dress at NBA Finals, fans call her a 'goddess'

'Malika Andrews is an articulate driven woman and with that blue dress unstoppable,' a user gushed


                            Malika Andrews stuns in blue dress at NBA Finals, fans call her a 'goddess'
Malika Andrews' reporting and dress were admired by people on the internet (Twitter)

People on the internet were not just in awe of ESPN journalist Malika Andrews’ reporting style but also admired her 'bomb **s' blue dress as she covered the NBA Finals. Andrews was selected to give sideline reports after the Rachel Nichols-Maria Taylor controversy. In leaked audio, Nichols, who is White, was heard criticizing the sports channel for choosing Taylor, who is Black, to cover the 2020 NBA Finals over her.

She had apparently said, “I wish Maria Taylor all the success in the world — she covers football, she covers basketball. If you need to give her more things to do because you are feeling pressure about your crappy longtime record on diversity — which, by the way, I know personally from the female side of it — like, go for it. Just find it somewhere else. You are not going to find it from me or taking my thing away.”

Though she apologized for her comment, the damage was done. Eventually, it was reported that neither Nichols, nor Taylor, but Andrews would be the sideline reporter for the 2021 NBA Finals.

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And as the 26-year-old Oakland-native did her job during the NBA Finals, people started praising her on the internet. They also complimented her choice of dress. A user tweeted, “Malika Andrews is an articulate driven woman and with that blue dress unstoppable🥰 @malika_andrews.” The second one said, “#MalikaAndrews/ @malika_andrews must of KNEW SOMEBODY was gonna win SOMETHING t’nite, because she SHO wore a bomb ass dress👗. She LOOKIN 👀 GOOD t’nite!!! The way it’s laying, the color, the design?” “SO PROUD OF MY BOY GIANNIS YOU DESEREVE IT GIANNIS YOU REALLY EARNED IT SO PROUD OF YOU BRO 💯 🦌🏆 AND MALIKA YOU LOOKED BEAUTIFUL IN THAT DRESS AND GOOD JOB 💯,” the third user wrote.

Reporter Malika Andrews from ESPN talks with Monty Williams of the Phoenix Suns in Game One of the NBA Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns at Phoenix Suns Arena on July 06, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)


 

 



 

 



 

 



 

A fan asked, “@malika_andrews I LOVE the blue dress you wore tonight at the NBA Finals. 👗👗👗 Care to share who makes it?” Another one stated, “@malika_andrews in this flawless blue dress foe the post game and really for the entire finals, yes! #NBAFinals.” A user added: “A star was born tonight. Not #GiannisAntetokounmpo but ESPN’s #MalikaAndrews. Wife & I love her dress, love her presence, love her great questions, love her personality. She’s knocking it out of park. So happy for great young woman. Listen to these questions. She is prepared.”



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

A fan of hers called her a goddess and wrote, “Malika Andrews is a goddess in this dress.” Another one praised Andrews, but also took a dig at Nichols by saying, “Malika Andrews and this blue dress deserve this moment...we don't wanna see Racial Nichols ever again on this stage.” “Excellent interview. Wondering about the dress. Sartorially on point!” a user said.



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

A tweet read, “@malika_andrews loved your dress tonight at the Buck’s game. Who is the designer or where did you get it? I would like to get one for my friend who noted ‘that’s a great dress’ when she saw it. Thanks.” “WOW @malika_andrews is lookin absolutely stunning in that dress tonight at the #NBAdraft2020Basketball #NBATwitter @ESPNNBA @NBA damn girl you are sooooo beautiful,” another tweet stated.

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