Just wondering about the influence Nike may exert on commentary on ESPN. The most recent example if the differing treatment applied to Djokovics DQ versus Serenas conduct in her US final against Osaka. Patrick MacEnroe slammed Djokovic for his appalling behavior and all the other ESPN commentators applauded the tournament for “applying the rules,“ but theses same analysts blamed everyone except Serena for the events that transpired against Osaka. Recently it seems that all storylines seem to follow the stories of Nike sponsored players. One story interviewed relatives of the names on Osaka face masks, one of which sported a t-shirt emblazoned by the Nike logo. Then there is the motherhood story featuring Azarenka and Serena. Mary Carrillo was fired by ESPN when she criticized Serena’s behavior in her USOpen final with Kim Clijsters.