Malika Andrews was tabbed as the host for the show that will replace "The Jump," which Nichols hosted for five years but was canceled by ESPN in August.
Some of the greatest athletes in sports have also had the unfortunate luck of playing for teams that were unable to get over the final hurdle.
The late Lakers superstar had challenged the "Greek Freak" to win an MVP crown and an NBA title in tweets posted in 2017 and 2019.
The 26-year-old became the youngest broadcaster in history to present the NBA Finals Trophy presentation after ESPN chose her ahead of Nichols.
It's the first NBA title for the Bucks since the 1970-71 season, when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar led them to the only other title in team history.
This comes as COVID-19 is starting to surge again in the U.S. with the new Delta variant.
The Suns shooting guard finished with 31 points on Thursday night, as Phoenix defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 118-108 in Game 2.
The two-time MVP missed Game 5 and Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals after hyperextending his left knee and is a doubt for Tuesday night.
The timing of both a "leaked" video of Nichols' remarks and Taylor's new contract could be more calculated than coincidental.
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After Bryant's tragic death in January, James promised the Lakers would end a 10-year wait for an NBA title and they delivered, as the Purple and Gold defeated the Miami Heat 4-2.
Speights suggested James could not be compared to Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant as he has never won three titles in a row.
Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night drew in an audience of 5.6 million viewers, down from 18.34 million a year ago.
Shannon Sharpe teased The Undisputed's co-host Skip Bayless with a goat wearing a crown and a LeBron James jersey.
"Maybe they were watching in China, but I doubt it. Zero interest!" Trump posted on Monday after the NBA Finals concluded on Sunday night.
The Lakers ended a 10-year wait for an NBA title in a fashion that has many parallels to their 2009 triumph.
LeBron James is only the second player in NBA history to be named NBA Finals MVP four times, but the FOX Sports anchor believes he isn't close to Michael Jordan.
The Lakers dedicated their record-equaling 17th NBA title to the memory of their late star, who died in January.
The first overall pick of the 2004 NBA Draft clinched his first NBA title at the age of 34 as the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in six games.
The Lakers can end a 10-year wait for the NBA title with a win on Friday night, while the Heat hope to keep the series alive.
Chinese broadcaster CCTV said on social platform Weibo that it will broadcast Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat.
The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to put away the Miami Heat while wearing uniforms inspired--and designed by--the late star.
James is the overwhelming favorite to become only the second player in history to be named NBA Finals MVP for a fourth time.
The Lakers look to move within one win of a 17th NBA title, while the Heat can level the series with a win in Game 4.
The 1969 Boston Celtics, 1977 Portland Trail Blazers, 2006 Miami Heat and 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers are the only teams to come back from 2-0 in the history of the NBA Finals.
After a blowout win in Game 1, the Lakers look to extend their lead when they take on the injury-ravaged Heat on Friday night.
Goran Dragic's series could be over after he suffered a torn plantar fascia, but Jimmy Butler should feature in Game 2.
For those thinking LeBron James and the Lakers will undecidedly beat the Miami Heat, here's one prediction that says otherwise.