The fifth installment of Hannah Storm’s signature interview series – Face to Face with Hannah Storm – debuts Thursday, April 18, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2 with an in-depth look at several elite NBA point guards. The one-hour special highlights star point guards across the league – from the veteran Steve Nash to superstars Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and Rajon Rondo, as well as the young, up-and-comer Kyrie Irving.
In the special, Storm travels with the Los Angeles Lakers’ Steve Nash to an inner-city soccer field where they discuss his role as a reluctant star, his charity work and the Lakers’ struggles this season. Across town, Storm follows Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul to his home to meet his family and later to Dodger Stadium for his ceremonial first pitch.
In Oklahoma City, Storm visits with the Thunder’s Russell Westbrook in the supposedly haunted Skirvin Hotel to learn more about his unique fashion sense, as well as his emotional style of play and his relationship with Kevin Durant. Storm also travels to Cleveland to visit with the Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving. The two take in the sights and sounds of the city while Irving explains how the Cavaliers can return to winning ways without LeBron James. And in his hometown of Louisville, Ky., the Celtics’ Rajon Rondo opens up to Storm about his rehabilitation in his first national television interview since season-ending surgery to repair his partially torn right knee ACL.
Storm also reunites with popular performance painter David Garibaldi, whose artwork of the five point guards is included in the special.
In advance of the special, Storm will take questions from fans and viewers during a 30-minute live Twitter chat on Wednesday, April 17, at 11 a.m. using the hashtag #HannahFacetoFace. The interactive experience will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at how the special came together with additional insights from Storm about the interviews.
Additional airings of Face to Face with Hannah Storm are scheduled for April 20, at 6:30 a.m. on ESPN2; April 21, at 7 a.m. on ESPN2 and 11:30 a.m. on ESPNEWS; May 4, at 12 p.m. on ESPN2; May 11, at 7 p.m. on ESPNEWS; and May 18 at 11:30 a.m. on ESPNEWS.
The Face to Face franchise provides personal insight and unique access into the lives of world-class athletes. Previous Face to Face specials have highlighted stars of the NFL, NBA and NASCAR.