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Jay Williams Wonders ‘Where’s the Criticism For Amazon?’

“I don’t hear any of that talk around Jeff Bezos and Amazon. I don’t hear anybody talking about that. I hear everyone skewing their anger towards Kyrie.”

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Much has been made about Kyrie Irving’s decision to tweet out a link to an anti-Semitic film, and his insinuation that he’s read the book the film is centered around. ESPN’s Jay Williams wonders why there isn’t any criticism for the film existing on Amazon Prime Video in the first place.

Williams appeared on First Take to discuss Kyrie Irving dodging the media after a second consecutive game. He had criticism for the Nets guard, but wondered aloud why there was a lack of anger at the world’s largest retailer.

“I watched the entire film,” Williams said. “There’s a lot of things in the film I disagree with. The curiosity nature of it is interesting. Where is that same attention and energy for the platform that is promoting it and profiting off of it? I don’t hear any of that talk around Jeff Bezos and Amazon. I don’t hear anybody talking about that. I hear everyone skewing their anger towards Kyrie for taking a picture of it and tweeting about it. Now, there deserves to be more context there from Kyrie. I think where Kyrie lost a lot of people was his unwillingness to go to the podium and expound upon the points that he learned from watching this. And actually coming out and saying ‘I don’t stand about calling Jewish people the devil. There’s a lot of misinformation, but this is my main point from watching this.’ But I go back to the bigger macro point.”

“It is irresponsible,” Molly Qerim interrupted. “It is irresponsible to amplify messages from Hitler. Ever. On any platform,” she ended while Williams said he agreed.

“So why is it on a major platform? Why is a major platform amplifying it? Kyrie amplified it to 14.7 million people, but the platform is profiting and promoting it to billions of people,” Williams argued. So the anti-Semitism — it is a thing. I have called a lot of my Jewish friends. We have talked about this. I get it. Kyrie Irving deserves a lot of heat. Then put towards something that deserves it, too. And that’s on the platform. I feel like that whole thing is being missed here.”

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‘NFL Total Access’ Comes to an End After 21 Years on NFL Network

“Today is our last show and while our team is disappointed, we are excited about what’s next for us at NFL Network.”

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‘NFL Total Access’ has been a part of the NFL Network since 2003 and today it is set for its final episode. The news of the show coming to an end came down earlier this month. Many of the current show participants took to social media to post their thoughts including hosts Mike Yam and Kimmi Chex along with analyst Chase Daniel.

“Tonight marks the last ever episode of NFL Total Access,” said Chex. “I was 7 years old when this show aired meaning that I spent my life watching. Co-hosting our flagship program this past season has been the honor of my career. I’m not going anywhere but for now, it’s goodbye TA.”

Yam said, “It’s been an absolute thrill hosting NFL Total Access. Today is our last show and while our team is disappointed, we are excited about what’s next for us at NFL Network. “Thank you” isn’t nearly enough to express the gratitude I have for the team. See you at 7est for 1 more run.”

A report from The Athletic said the show would be replaced “at least in the interim” by Insiders with Ian Rapoport, Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero.

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NBCUniversal Names Olympic Hosts for USA, CNBC and E!; Kathryn Tappen Headlines

“We are excited to have an experienced group of hosts to present the most compelling stories, news, and interviews as we take viewers from event to event throughout the Games.”

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NBCUniversal announced its hosts for coverage of the Olympic Games Paris 2024 on USA Network, CNBC and E! Cara Banks, Laura Britt and Trenni Casey will all be a part of the coverage on CNBC and E! Lindsay Czarniak, Carolyn Manno and Kathryn Tappen will all take part in the USA Network coverage.

The Opening Ceremony of the 2024 Paris Olympics is Friday, July 26 on NBC, Peacock, and Telemundo.

Coverage on USA Network, CNBC, and E! is expected to include Team USA men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, and volleyball, as well as swimming, gymnastics, and track & field, and more.

“We are excited to have an experienced group of hosts to present the most compelling stories, news, and interviews as we take viewers from event to event throughout the Games,” said Rebecca Chatman, Vice President and Coordinating Producer, NBC Olympics Production in a release.

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Mike Tirico, Danica Patrick Return to Host Indy 500 for NBC Sports

Seven-time NASCAR Series champion Jimmie Johnson will join NBC’s pre-race and race coverage. When his broadcasting duties are completed, Johnson will be flying to Charlotte Motor Speedway to drive in the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600.

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With less than two weeks until the event, NBC Sports has officially announced its team of race and studio commentators for the 108th Running of the Indianapolis 500. For the sixth year in a row, we can expect to see familiar faces such as host Mike Tirico and studio analyst Danica Patrick contributing to pre-race, in-race, and post-race coverage.

The race will air at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, May 26, on both NBC and Peacock.

Seven-time NASCAR Series champion Jimmie Johnson will join NBC’s pre-race and race coverage. When his broadcasting duties are completed, Johnson will be flying to Charlotte Motor Speedway to drive in the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600.

Leigh Diffey, Townsend Bell and James Hinchcliffe will call the race for the sixth consecutive year. Marty Snider, Dillon Welch, Dave Burns, and Kevin Lee will serve as pit reporters. Former NASCAR driver Jeff Burton and Kim Coon will serve as roaming reporters.

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