ESPYS 2020: The Classic Moments, The Blackest Moments

ESPN’s 2020 ESPY Awards reflected the transition our country is currently going through. Black faces are being seen and heard and White corporate America is responding and supporting those Black voices.

Even Jemele Hill was hype off the ESPYS and ESPN’s about-face. The worldwide leader went from “moving away from race and politics” to all in with the movement, to the point where I could have easily been watching a TVOne special.

How ironic.



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JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.