Sage Steele replaced, twitter rejoices.
ESPN has announced that Sage Steele will no longer serve as the host of NBA Countdown on ABC and ESPN as we approach the NBA Playoffs, and twitter is rejoicing.
Taking over for Sage Steele is SportsNation co-host Michelle Beadle who will host all of the pregame and halftime shows on ABC, as well as host the ESPN and ABC studio shows throughout the playoffs including the NBA Finals.
Beadle, who has been hosting NBA Countdown on Wednesdays and Fridays, will also continue to co-host SportsNation during the week.
In a statement Beadle said,
"The only thing better than working for Connor Schell and Kevin Wildes is being able to spend each day with all of the incredibly talented people at NBA Countdown and SportsNation. It’s the best job in sports."
"Did I mention that Kawhi Leonard is the M.V.P. of the league?”
On the other hand, Steele has not been fired by the company and will continue her role with "SportsCenter on the Road."
She received a ton of backlash a few months ago when she sent out an instagram post complaining about missing her flight due to all of the people protesting Trump's Muslim ban at LAX. And now that she's been removed as host of NBA Countdown, her critics are out in full force once again.
Check out some of the reactions below.
First time ever black ppl are happy that a black person losing their job to a white person. Bye Sage Steele. LOL pic.twitter.com/ofywh9GM0j— Jay Anderson (@jayserius) April 4, 2017
Sage Steele looking at Stacey Dash in unemployment pic.twitter.com/0olx1kW9Bq— OG Ronny Swanson (@TChalla_Jones) April 4, 2017
sage steele made it a point to separate herself from the negro community so if they wanna tap dance on her grave, i'll provide a playlist.— Shyne Coldchain Jr. (@Smooth_Orator) April 4, 2017
"Why would we get a fake white woman when we could get a real one?"- @RealDLHughley on Sage Steele getting fired from ESPN— The DL Hughley Show (@DLHughleyRadio) April 4, 2017
Me when I found out ESPN fired a black woman & replaced her with a white woman VS me when I found out that black woman was Sage Steele pic.twitter.com/NNp4mqtY2z— Will H. (@Will_CLT_2017) April 4, 2017
me when a black woman gets fired from her job VS me when Sage Steele got fired from hers pic.twitter.com/ayIuqrziJ5— II (@Carlcjsmith) April 4, 2017
Black Twitter when Sage Steele got fired. pic.twitter.com/Lx1ZkQI7C1— Herb Mitchell (@Pelicaine) April 4, 2017
The Hood on ESPN firing Sage Steele for Michelle Beadle pic.twitter.com/NgoyEPGsSZ— Legends (@LegendsofCH) April 4, 2017
Sage Steele got fired!? pic.twitter.com/cXklAOMAto— ☇Arturo EL Negro☇ (@A_Corder) April 4, 2017
Live look at Sage Steele hearing about NBA Countdown... pic.twitter.com/a7PCHahpxH— Kilo (@kilog92) April 4, 2017
This is the first time in history black people have celebrated a white woman replacing a black woman in any role but Sage Steele is trash.— Ste|Lar (@SimplySassy1) April 4, 2017
White America y'all take sage Steele and give us Michelle Beadle— HiM (@cMeDON_TONE) April 4, 2017