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Malika Andrews thanks Monica McNutt for ‘beautiful reminder’ as ESPN star gives advice during guest speaker appearance

ESPN’S Monica McNutt recently spoke at the She’s Got Time Summit and revealed what she would tell her younger self.

“I would tell her that the only thing that is inevitable in life is change and so enjoy where you are,” Mcnutt said to start her speech.


Monica McNutt poses for a photo during the 2024 NBA Draft[/caption]


Malika Andrews smiles during the 2024 NBA Draft[/caption]

“When I was laid off twice in the span of three years, and I come back to my parent’s house to live in the basement my tail between my legs, wondering if I would get back on track.

“It also allowed me to play in a rec league with my college teammates it also allowed me to do stuff like pick up my god baby from school.

“It allowed me to go play cards and have lunch with my grandparents, it turned out that I needed to be in DC with no job as my dad faced one of the bigger health challenges of his life.”

Mcnutt then explained that she doesn’t have time for any of that anymore.

She urged the audience to be focused on both their life and not just a career.

“So I think in our youth and in our hurrying to get where we think we’re supposed to go we lose track of the beauty of the journey,” Mcnutt added.

“And so if I can tell my younger self anything it would be like girl chill, the change is gonna come you need to enjoy what’s in front of you.”

Multiple individuals rushed to the video to praise Mcnutt’s speech including ESPN’s Malika Andrews.

“What a beautiful reminder of the power of being present. Thank you [white heart emoji],” Andrews commented.

“Amen. Just absolutely perfectly expressed Monica,” wrote Fox sideline reporter Lindsay Czarniak.

“This is soooo good!! Needed to hear this!” wrote another.

“And this is why your story will always be one of my favorites to hear. You’ve always been a real one Monica!” praised a fourth.

“So well said, Monica. Appreciate you always being so authentic and real- it’s more inspirational than you know,” commented a fifth.

McNutt has worked for ESPN since October 2019, per her LinkedIn profile.

The 34-year-old ESPN sports analyst is known for appearing on Stephen A. Smith and Molly Qerim’s television sports show, First Take.


Monica McNutt announces before the New Orleans Pelicans game against the Oklahoma City Thunder[/caption]


Monica McNutt looks on during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics during Game 2 of the 2024 NBA Finals[/caption]

She is a New York City-based basketball analyst who previously worked as a college basketball analyst for ACC Network in Bristol, Connecticut, until October 2023.

Monica has been a color analyst for New York Knicks basketball on ESPN New York for Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corporation since October 2023.

The She’s Got Time Women’s in Sport Summit was held on July 3 and July 4 in New Orleans.

The Summit included the vice president of basketball operations and team development for the New Orleans Pelicans Swin Cash, ESPN’s Ari Chambers, and more.

She’s Got Time (SGT) is a community of women in sports fostering a culture that uplifts and empowers them personally and professionally, according to their website.

The organization addresses the diverse roles women hold in the sports industry and tackles challenges that may limit their potential.

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