Bristol, CT – August 17, 2018 – Photo Studio: Portrait of Maria Taylor (Photo by Joe Faraoni/ ESPN Images)

After much speculation, and that the NBA Finals are over, ESPN and Maria Taylor announced that Taylor could not come to terms on a new contract and they will go their separate ways. This coming after the two sides came to a temporary agreement for Taylor to work the rest of the NBA Finals due to her contract ending before Game 6.

While her next destination hasn’t yet been officially revealed, all indications seem to point toward Taylor going to NBC and immediately get to work for the network at the Tokyo Olympics.

Amid everything that has gone on over the past few weeks, from Rachel Nichols’ comments to Taylor leaving ESPN, many in sports media took to social media to show their appreciation of Maria and wish her well as she officially leaves ESPN.

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