ESPN today announced that Paul Pierce, former NBA Finals MVP and 10-time All-Star, is joining the NBA Countdown team for pre-game and halftime shows throughout the NBA Finals on ABC. Pierce will join fellow former NBA Finals MVP Chauncey Billups, analyst Jalen Rose and host Michelle Beadle to form this year’s quartet.
NBA Western Conference Finals Game 1 on ABC – Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs – delivered a total live audience of 8,311,000 viewers (television plus streaming), according to Nielsen. This is up 50 percent from the total live audience of 5,557,000 viewers for ESPN’s Conference Finals coverage in 2016 (Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors). Sunday’s broadcast peaked with 11,395,000 viewers (P2+) from 6-6:15 p.m. ET.
This afternoon, ESPN NBA analyst Jalen Rose discussed the 2017 Western Conference Finals on a conference call with media. ESPN will exclusively televise the 2017 NBA Western Conference Finals: the Golden State Warriors vs. the San Antonio Spurs.
ABC’s 2017 NBA Western Conference Finals – the Golden State Warriors defeated the San Antonio Spurs 113-111 in an impressive comeback victory – delivered a 5.6 metered market rating, according to Nielsen. This was up 37 percent from ESPN’s Eastern Conference Finals Game 1 coverage in 2016 (Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors, 4.1). It peaked with a 7.7 rating from 6-6:15 p.m. ET. Sunday’s Warriors-Spurs telecast was the highest-rated Conference Finals Game 1 on ABC or ESPN since 2014.
La cobertura comienza este domingo 14 de mayo Todos los juegos vía streaming en WatchESPN ESPN Deportes continúa con la cobertura de la postemporada de la NBA y transmitirá en VIVO y en exclusiva la Final de Conferencia Oeste de la NBA. Los Golden State Warriors – dirigidos por su dúo Stephen Curry-Kevin Durant – … Read More
ESPN today announced it has signed NBA Countdown analyst Chauncey Billups to a new, multi-year deal. Billups, the former NBA Finals MVP, will continue as a core member of ESPN’s and ABC’s NBA Countdown pregame and halftime team attached to all regular NBA telecasts, including for the NBA Finals, the Conference Finals, the NBA Playoffs and throughout the regular-season.
ESPN and ABC will combine to exclusively televise the 2017 NBA Western Conference Finals – the Golden State Warriors, led by Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant vs. the San Antonio Spurs and Kawhi Leonard – starting this Sunday, May 14, with Game 1 on ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET. The remaining games will air on ESPN. All Western Conference Finals game will be available on ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes and streamed on WatchESPN and the ESPN app. The Western Conference Finals on ESPN are presented by Verizon Wireless. (The full schedule is below).
GEICO has been named title sponsor of the inaugural High School Lacrosse Nationals. This unique event will allow the best high school lacrosse teams across the United States and Canada to face one another in a post-season tournament, which will be televised on ESPNU and streamed on ESPN3.
The ESPN3 NBA Sidecast – a unique, second screen digital offering – will return for ESPN’s NBA Playoffs Game 6 coverage on Thursday and Friday, starting at 8 p.m. ET. During the ESPN game telecasts, viewers have the opportunity to also watch the NBA Sidecast on ESPN3. The presentation will include the ESPN game telecast on one part of the screen, and a rotating cast of NBA commentators in other boxes on the screen discussing the Game 6 action, the top NBA Playoffs storylines and NBA culture.
ESPN college basketball analyst and International expert Fran Fraschilla and ESPN college basketball reporter Jeff Goodman answered media questions to preview the 2017 NBA Draft Combine.