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Five-Time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant Takes Over ABC’s NBA Countdown This Sunday

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Bryant to Debut Canvas City: Musecage – Second Piece in Canvas Series Created, Directed & Written by Bryant

Five-time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant will take over ABC’s NBA Countdown pre-game show this Sunday, March 26, at 3 p.m. ET. Bryant, who will appear in studio, will debut Canvas City: Musecage – the second piece within his Canvas content series.  Canvas City: Musecage is a 10-minute video presentation which will air in its entirety during the show and will be followed by reaction from Bryant, host Sage Steele and analyst Jalen Rose.

Canvas City: Musecage helps others better their best by delivering complex basketball insights in a light-hearted, easy-to-digest way,” said Bryant. “The show helps others understand the game at a higher level and offers a new voice to sports storytelling that will hopefully captivate the whole family.”

Bryant serves as the creator, director and writer for Canvas – a series of short video presentations, each focused on an NBA on-court topic, through the eyes of Bryant. It is in collaboration with ESPN. Bryant’s first Canvas piece, Guarding the Greats, made its debut on ABC’s NBA Countdown earlier this season on Christmas day.

Bryant’s appearance from ESPN’s Los Angeles Production Center will precede ABC’s NBA Sunday Showcase broadcast of the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Houston Rockets at 3:30 p.m. Mike Breen, analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson, reporter Lisa Salters and officiating expert Steve Javie will provide commentary.

In addition, Bryant is scheduled to appear on SC6 with Michael Smith and Jemele Hill on Friday, March 24, at 6 p.m. ET.

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Media contact: Ben Cafardo at 860-766-3496 or [email protected]. On twitter: @Ben_ESPN.