The last two NBA champion teams face off tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN, Lakers vs. Bucks

  • NBA Countdown Live from TD Garden ahead of Lakers v Celtics
  • LeBron James could return Friday against Boston
  • Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns, Wednesday and Friday at 10 p.m. ET

Tonight, starting at 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN Live NBA game coverage presented by State Farm announces the moment 2021 NBA Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and defending champion Milwaukee Bucks welcome the new look of the Los Angeles Lakers, with the champion of the NBA and eight-time NBA All-Star Anthony Davis. Play-by-play commentator Mark Jones will call the action with eight-time NBA All-Star and analyst Vince Carter. Israel Gutierrez will account for the margin. ESPN The 10:30 p.m. game features a Western Conference showdown as Kristaps Porzingis and the Dallas Mavericks visit Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns. david pasch will provide feedback with an analysis of Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy.

NBA Countdown presented by Mountain Dew, ESPN The NBA pre-game studio show will precede tonight’s doubleheader from ESPN’s Seaport District Studios with host Mike Greenberg and analysts Stephane A. Black-smith, Michael wilbon and Jalen Pink.

Friday’s NBA doubleheader kicks off at 7:30 p.m. with a classic NBA rivalry game. Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers travel to Massachusetts to face Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics. Los Angeles’ LeBron James could join the roster on Friday, after being out for two weeks with abdominal strain. Curt Gowdy Media Award Winners Mike Breen and Doris Burk will call the action on ESPN with secondary journalist Cassidy Hubbarth. At the last drink at 10 p.m., Ryan Ruocco will be on call with analysts jackson and Gundy for a rematch of Wednesday night’s Mavericks vs. Suns game.

NBA Countdown will lead to Friday’s coverage live from Boston’s TD Garden starting at 7 p.m. with Greenberg, Black-smith, wilbon and Pink. The cast will discuss the biggest NBA headlines of the day, preview both games and provide the first Toyota Halftime report from the arena.

Dated Time (ET) Game Commentators Platform(s)
Wed 17 Nov 7 p.m. NBA Countdown presented by Mountain Dew Mike Greenberg, Stephen A. Smith, Michael Wilbon, Jalen Rose ESPN, ESPN app
7:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers vs. Milwaukee Bucks Mark Jones, Vince Carter, Israel Gutierrez ESPN, ESPN app
10 p.m. Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns Dave Pasch, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy ESPN, ESPN app
Fri 19 Nov 7 p.m. NBA Countdown presented by Mountain Dew | Live from the TD Garden Mike Greenberg, Stephen A. Smith, Michael Wilbon, Jalen Rose ESPN, ESPN app
7:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics Mike Breen, Doris Burke, Cassidy Hubbarth ESPN, ESPN app
10 p.m. Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns Ryan Ruocco, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy ESPN, ESPN app

NBA today

NBA today, ESPN new one-hour NBA studio show, airing weekdays at 3 p.m., hosted by an NBA reporter Malika Andrews with a panel of ESPN NBA analysts and journalists including, Kendrick Perkins, Richard Jefferson, Chiney Ogwumike, Vince Carter, Zach Lowe, JJ Redick, Matt Barnes, Tim Legler, Ramona Shelburne, Brian Windhorst and Adrian Wojnarowski.

NBA champion and Washington Wizard forward Kyle Kuzma joined Tuesday’s edition of NBA today. During his interview with andrew he discussed what he got out of his time playing with LeBron James and Anthony Davis, how his perception of the Wizards changed once he joined the team, his influence on the home crowd and the adjustments he made. he had to do to succeed in his new role.

Wednesday’s edition will feature an essay by Senior Writer Brian Windhorst comparing four-time NBA champion and NBA Finals MVP LeBron James and reigning NBA Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. The show will also feature a Senior Writer essay Ramona Shelburne this week on Jason Kidd’s work with Dallas Mavericks star Luka Dončić.

ICYMI: Steph Curry might look like MVP caliber again, but Kirk Golden Bay outlined all the reasons why Curry isn’t the only reason the Warriors are back to juggernaut form.

From ESPN’s The Undefeated, Justin Tinley spoke with three-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade about how the Miami Heat’s big three, along with himself, LeBron James and Chris Bosh, have been a game-changer.

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