NBA insider Malika Andrews seeks restraining order from CRAZY stalker harassing female reporters

ESPN Journalist Malika Andrews accused man of terrorizing ESPN talent, including Stephen A. Smith, as she feared for her safety.

NBA insider Malika Andrews seeks restraining order from CRAZY stalker harassing female reporters

Malika Andrews. (Credit-Yahoo Sports)

Malika Andrews, an ESPN on-air journalist, has taken legal action by obtaining a restraining order against Ahmed Abubakar. Disturbing details from court documents, revealed by TMZ Sports, paint a problematic picture of Abubakar’s alleged harassment not only towards Andrews but also other ESPN colleagues, notably including Stephen A. Smith.


This unsettling situation started innocuously in September 2022, with Abubakar initiating contact with Andrews on Twitter (Now X). However, his interactions swiftly escalated from fan enthusiasm to menacing threats and harassment.

It grew more alarming when Abubakar managed to acquire Andrews’ unlisted phone number, leading to a series of unwelcome calls during the summer.

What’s even more disconcerting is that Abubakar’s actions extended to other ESPN personalities, including Stephen A. Smith and the host of “First Take”, Molly Qerim. In August, he was arrested for reportedly showing up unannounced at Qerim’s Connecticut home.


In response to these concerning developments, Andrews filed for a temporary restraining order (TRO), expressing her fear and more so for her safety. The TRO has been granted, ordering Abubakar to maintain a minimum distance of 100 yards from Andrews, Stephen A. Smith, her fiancé Dave McMenamin, and others that are involved. A court hearing is scheduled later this month to further address this disturbing inhuman matter.

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Reports suggests, ESPN’s Malika Andrews likely to succeed Mike Greenberg as NBA Finals host

ESPN’s NBA Today host, Malika Andrews, is likely to step into the limelight as the new host of the NBA Finals on ESPN, replacing Mike Greenberg, according to reports by Andrew Marchand of the New York Post.

The 28-year-old sports journalist will expand her responsibilities, transitioning from NBA Today to host one of the network’s most prestigious and famous sporting events. This significant move follows ESPN’s recent shake-up in their top NBA talent lineup after the conclusion of this year’s NBA Finals.

Malika Andrews. (Credit- The Athletic)

This change is part of ESPN’s broader restructuring of their top NBA talent following this year’s NBA Finals. Renowned play-by-play commentator Mike Breen will now be accompanied by esteemed and legendary analysts Doris Burke and Doc Rivers, a shift that followed the departure of journalists like Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson.

Despite her relatively young age, the 28 years old Andrews’ past experience as an ESPN sideline reporter during the NBA bubble in 2020 has prepared her for this moment. She will continue to host NBA Today alongside her new NBA Finals responsibilities, marking a significant milestone in her broadcasting career.

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