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2016 BET Experience - BET Experience Celebrity Basketball Game presented by Sprite

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According to reports, ESPN tried to take Jemele Hill off air in the wake of the controversy surrounding her comments on Donald Trump.

ThinkProgress reports that hours before Jemele was set to take her rightful seat on SportsCenter, execs at the network tried to find a replacement for her.

Co-host Michael Hill reportedly refused to show up to set if they did so.

ESPN reached out to two of their other Black hosts, Michael Eaves and Elle Duncan, in an effort to have them fill in for both Jemele AND Michael — but both rejected the offer.

Read more here.

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