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ESPN Faces Backlash as NBA Fans Express Outrage Over Commentator Mark Jackson’s Layoff

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NBA fans took to social media to express their fury at ESPN’s recent decision to lay off longtime commentator Mark Jackson. The former Knicks guard, known for his popular partnership with Jeff Van Gundy and Mike Breen on NBA broadcasts, has been with ESPN for nearly two decades. The news of his departure shocked and dismayed many supporters, who praised Jackson’s contributions and class throughout his tenure.

The hashtag #KeepMarkJackson started trending as fans voiced their disappointment with ESPN’s layoff decision. Some fans even pledged to switch to TNT for their basketball coverage, expressing their frustration with the network’s choice to part ways with the beloved commentator.

Jackson himself issued a statement expressing his surprise at the suddenness of the decision, emphasizing his gratitude for working with Breen and Van Gundy, whom he referred to as legends in the industry.

Supporters on social media echoed Jackson’s sentiments, praising his skills as a commentator and expressing sadness over the loss of his partnership with Van Gundy and Breen. Many fans deemed the layoff a “complete joke” and questioned the rationale behind the network’s decision.

Despite the disappointment and backlash from NBA fans, ESPN has not yet responded to the criticism surrounding Mark Jackson’s departure from the broadcasting team.

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Dana Sterling-Editor

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