A Collection of ESPN Voices Engaging in the Conversation on Racial Injustice

Change starts with listening, beginning with our own communities. We are taking this time to listen to the ESPN family’s diverse set of voices as we share what’s in our hearts following the tragic death of George Floyd. The discussion is ongoing and we will continue to amplify these voices as the conversation continues.

On The Undefeated

The Undefeated front page from earlier this week. (ESPN)

Lonnae O’Neal writes that with his dying breaths, Floyd called for his mother as an assurance of memory.

Jerry Bembry spoke to people who knew George Floyd in his native Houston.

Justin Tinsley writes why a viral meme of Dr. Martin Luther King is disrespectful.

From The Undefeated staff: Street art of Floyd reflects our pain and suffering.

Former NBA coach David Fizdale shared an essay, “A Voice for the Voiceless.”

USC journalism major Reagan Griffin Jr. writes “A Letter to My White Friends.”

Jason Reid writes on behalf of Sonia Y.W. Pruitt, the national chairwoman of the National Black Police Association, who calls for action.


Marcus Spears shared an emotional discussion he had with his 11-year-old son in wake of George Floyd’s death and the resulting protests.

Michael Eaves led into Jeremy Schaap’s essay, sharing how Eaves felt coming to work in the wake of nationwide protests.

Elle Duncan and Matt Barrie – who is the son of a police officer – shared their perspectives on SportsCenter.

Former NBA coach David Fizdale elaborated on his essay for The Undefeated, called “A Voice for the Voiceless,” on Outside The Lines with Jeremy Schaap.

On Get Up, Louis Riddick and Jalen Rose discussed how athletes are calling for justice.

On The Jump, Rachel Nichols discusses the NBA community’s pursuit of social justice.

On First Take, Stephen A. Smith interviews Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison.

Smith, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and Kellerman discuss Americans protesting for change.

Smith, Charlamagne tha God and Kellerman discuss the protests.

Chiney Ogwumike on Get Up, shares why athletes continue to use their platform for social change.

Jalen Rose on Get Up talks about what role the sports community can play in bringing change.

Pardon The Interruption began the show with co-hosts Tony Korheiser and Michael Wilbon’s personal reactions.

On Jalen & Jacoby, Rose and David Jacoby discuss Floyd’s death and protests.

On First Take, Maria Taylor’s statement on Drew Brees moves many, including LeBron James.

On First Take, Louis Riddick suggests that “equal opportunity needs to be normalized.”

On Social Media


WNBA star Brianna Turner tells Mechelle Voepel her thoughts on Floyd’s death

Myron Medcalf reports on college basketball star Seth Towns being detained by police during a rally at Ohio State.

Tim Bontemps reports on NBA star Jaylen Brown’s drive from Boston to Atlanta to lead rally.

Jeff Legwold reports on NFL linebacker Brandon Marshall and his thoughts about his friend Colin Kaepernick.

Andrea Adelson reports on University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh marching with protesters

On’s Global Index Pages

ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop praises Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and other Bundesliga footballers for speaking out for change.

ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop reacts to the statement released by FIFA regarding the Bundesliga player tributes to George Floyd.

ESPN FC’s Gab Marcottti: What we can learn from “Justice for George Floyd” show of support in Bundesliga.

ESPN F1: Hamilton calls out “white dominated” F1 for silence over George Floyd

ESPN Cricinfo: Daren Sammy, Chris Gayle raise voice against racism in wake of George Floyd killing


On ESPN Audio

Doug Glanville and former college football star Taj Boyd joined Golic And Wingo.

Elle Duncan joined The Paul Finebaum Show to share her experiences with racism and offer ideas to take action.

Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Ryan Saunders joined Mina Kimes on the ESPN Daily for a conversation about mourning Floyd.

Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the effect that the death of George Floyd has had on society.

Damien Woody tells SVP & Stanford Steve that he tries to not comes across as “big” because he’s afraid he will scare people

Woody says the Saints locker room will have a real conversation with Brees

On espnW

LaChina Robinson interviews WNBA star Natasha Cloud on the Around The Rim podcast on PodCenter: “You are the knee on my neck”

Cloud: “On more white athletes need to speak out”


Cloud: “On how race plays a part in the support of the WNBA”

Cloud: “Drew Brees”

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