ESPN today announced its commentator teams for the Wednesday and Friday editions of NBA Countdown – ESPN’s NBA pre-game show. NBA Countdown host Michelle Beadle will be joined by analysts Jalen Rose, Chauncey Billups and Tracy McGrady on Wednesdays, and Rose and Billups on Fridays. NBA Countdown on ESPN will expand to mostly one-hour shows on Wednesdays and Fridays this season, starting at 7 p.m. ET prior to ESPN NBA doubleheaders.
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Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick will join NBA Countdown charged by Mountain Dew this Friday, Jan. 8, at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. Redick will serve as a guest analyst for the full 30-minute show, alongside regular analysts Doug Collins and Jalen Rose and host Sage Steele.
This afternoon, ESPN NBA analysts Jalen Rose and P.J. Carlesimo answered questions on a media call to preview Christmas Day NBA games. Fourteen hours of continuous NBA action will be on ABC and ESPN on Christmas Day including a rematch of the 2015 NBA Finals, Kobe Bryant’s final Christmas Day appearance, and a must see NBA … Read More
NBA legend Tracy McGrady will join NBA Countdown charged by Mountain Dew – ESPN’s NBA pre-game show – as a guest analyst this Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. ET. McGrady will provide analysis on top NBA storylines for the full 30-minute telecast. He’ll also help preview ESPN’s Wednesday NBA doubleheader.
NBA superstar and current Los Angeles Clipper Paul Pierce will join NBA Countdown charged by Dew– ESPN’s NBA pre-game show – as a guest analyst this Friday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. ET for the full 30-minute telecast. Pierce will provide insight and analysis on top story lines around the league and will help preview ESPN’s NBA doubleheader Friday evening.
Grammy Award-winning artist Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) and ESPN (@ESPNNBA) have teamed up to tip off the 2015-16 NBA season. A sneak peak of Elliott’s new single – “WTF (Where They From)” feat. Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) – will air this Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. ET during NBA Countdown, ESPN’s NBA pre-game show. The snippet will also be showcased throughout ESPN’s opening-night NBA doubleheader on Wednesday, which is also available on WatchESPN.
ABC’s and ESPN’s NBA pre-game show – will return for the 2015-16 NBA season, beginning with preseason coverage on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. ET. NBA Countdown will then make its regular-season debut during ESPN’s first night of coverage, on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m.
ESPN Radio will debut an enhanced weekday lineup on Monday, Sept. 28, with new program Jalen & Jacoby launching in the 7 – 9 p.m. slot.
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