ESPN has fired NBA Countdown star Jalen Rose in a brutal round of cuts.
The former NBA star has been fired as the network looks to sack more than 20 of its top talents.
The 50-year-old has been one of their biggest broadcasters for ten years.
He was briefed on the news earlier this week, according to the New York Post.
Rose was married to First Take host Molly Qerim for three years.
The couple met in 2018 before filing for divorce in 2021.
The former first-round draft star has played for six NBA teams over the course of his career.
Rose’s workload was reduced by ESPN after his daily show with David Jacoby was canceled in 2022.
According to The Post, where he has his own column, he made up to $3 annually.
Top analyst Jeff Van Gundy was also fired from the network.
Max Kellerman is another big name dropped on Friday.
Keyshawn Johnson is also gone to take his five-year, $18 million contract off the books.
And Jay Williams will not renew his contract this summer either.
Stephen A. Smith, Molly Qerim, Scott Van Pelt and Joe Buck are understood to be safe for now.
More NBA, NFL and ESPN radio talent are expected to leave over the course of Friday.
This is part of a three-stage wave of layoffs at parent company Disney.