ESPN will air footage from Hannah Storm’s upcoming interview with injured Boston Celtics’ point guard Rajon Rondo on Wednesday, April 10, during SportsCenter at 6 p.m. ET and KIA NBA Countdown at 7:30 p.m. It marks Rondo’s first national television interview since having surgery to repair his partially torn right knee ACL, which he injured on January 25.
The full interview will air during Face to Face with Hannah Storm – a one-hour special hosted by Storm – Thursday, April 18, at 9 p.m. on ESPN2. In the interview, Rondo provides Storm with a glimpse of his rehabilitation exercises and discusses how he reached out to former New England Patriot (and fellow ACL surgery veteran), Wes Welker to discuss the surgery. Rondo also tells Storm if Doc Rivers wants him to change his game when he returns, he will oblige.
This Face to Face special will include in-depth interviews with several star point guards, including Rondo, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Steve Nash and Kyrie Irving. This marks the fifth Face to Face since January 2012 and the second with the NBA’s elite. The previous four — Tim Tebow, NFL, NBA and NASCAR — established the brand and delivered unique access to the biggest names in sports.