The information is yet one more broadside in ESPN’s protection of the video games. Reporter Maria Taylor’s contract runs out July 20, simply earlier than Sport 6, which might imply she now not can be accessible.
Williams stated in a web based video that he has been vaccinated and is “doing OK.” He’ll miss the remainder of the sequence the place he gives evaluation on ABC’s studio protection alongside Taylor, Adrian Wojnarowski and Jalen Rose.
“The final couple of days for me have been difficult. However I needed to be the primary to let you know guys that you’ll not see me at Sport 5, Sport 6 or a possible Sport 7 of the NBA Finals as a result of I’ve examined optimistic for COVID. I’ve acquired each my photographs. I’m absolutely vaccinated. However that is our new regular.”
Williams plans to quarantine himself at a resort for 10 days. He has an immunosuppressed 2.5 yr outdated daughter, which he stated made the household delicate to the problem.
“This can be a nice reminder … that we’ve got to proceed to be as diligent as potential,” he stated.