This Thursday, June 22 starting at 8 p.m. EST, ESPN Caribbean will offer full coverage of the long-awaited 2023 NBA Draft, live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Fans will witness the nail-biting event and edition where NBA teams select this year’s emerging talents from college basketball and international leagues. Tune in to catch key moments and meet the future stars of the NBA.
The 2023 NBA Draft coverage will be broadcasted on ESPN Caribbean and ESPN Extra Caribbean, covering everything from a special red carpet pre-event show, exclusive interviews with potential draftees and celebrity guests, to real-time reactions and pick analysis from top experts. Basketball fans will also be able to stay up to date with ESPN’s digital platforms, where highlights, real-time statistics and expert commentary. This multimedia coverage will give fans the opportunity to experience the draft anywhere, at any time.
The NBA Draft and 30 teams will emanate from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, home of the Nets, in the hopes to retain the best youth talent to strengthen their lineups for the 2023/2024 season, a year that will have for the first time the Denver Nuggets as defending champions.
2023 NBA Draft on ESPN Caribbean (All times Eastern)
|Network||Date||Start Time (EST)||EP Name|
|ESPN Caribbean||Thursday, June 22||5:00 p.m.||NBA Today: Draft Red Carpet Special|
|ESPN Caribbean & ESPN Extra Caribbean||Thursday, June 22||8:00 p.m.||2023 NBA Draft|
More Information on the 2023 NBA Draft
The San Antonio Spurs won the draft lottery, opening the possibility to first select Victor Wembanyama. This would break the streak of 13 consecutive drafts where a college freshman is selected #1. The last freshman selected No. 1 was in 2009 with Blake Griffin. Wembanyama would become the sixth player to be selected No. 1 without having played in college.
Aside from Wembanyama, Scoot Henderson, Brandon Miller, Amen Thompson, Ausar Thompson, Jarace Walker, Cam Whitmore and Anthony Black are also emerging as first picks and possible future stars of the league.
The first 10 teams with selection priority for the first round are the following:
- San Antonio Spurs
- Charlotte Hornets
- Portland Trail Blazers
- Houston Rockets
- Detroit Pistons
- Orlando Magic
- Indiana Pacers
- Washington Wizards
- Utah Jazz
- Dallas Mavericks
More information: ESPN Press Room
ESPN PR Latam: [email protected]