ESPN Radio to Broadcast NBA All-Star Game 2014, State Farm NBA All-Star Saturday Night
ESPN to Televise Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game; ESPN3 to Carry NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports® Basketball Game
First Take, SportsCenter, ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike on Site
For the 18th consecutive year, ESPN Radio will provide comprehensive coverage of NBA All-Star 2014, culminating with an exclusive radio broadcast of the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. ET. Kevin Calabro will describe the action throughout the weekend with analyst Jon Barry. They will be joined by studio analysts Marc Kestecher and P.J. Carlesimo and reporters Marc Stein and Shelley Smith. ESPN Radio’s NBA All-Star coverage is also available on espnradio.com, and the ESPN Radio app.
First Take, Mike & Mike and SportsCenter On Site
- First Take with Skip Bayless, Stephen A. Smith and Cari Champion will emanate from the NBA All-Star Jam Session at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Friday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m. on ESPN2 with special guests and a live audience;
- ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike with Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg will be on site at the Hyatt Regency hotel on Friday, Feb. 14, from 6-10 a.m. with a simulcast available on ESPN2;
- SportsCenter will provide live coverage throughout All-Star Weekend from the Hyatt Regency hotel, NBA All-Star Jam Session and the New Orleans Arena. Segments begin at 10 a.m. each day with Sage Steele, analyst Tim Legler and reporters Mark Jones, Marc Stein, Chris Broussard and J.A. Adande.
2014 Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
ESPN will televise the 2014 Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game Friday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m., from the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Mark Jones will provide commentary with analyst Jon Barry and reporters Stuart Scott and Chris Broussard. ESPN NBA Countdown analysts Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose will serve as celebrity coaches while SportsCenter anchor Stan Verrett, ESPN Radio’s Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic and three-time NBA Champion and ESPN NBA analyst Bruce Bowen will play in the game. For more details, visit bit.ly/ESPNCelebs.
NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports® Basketball Game
ESPN3 will provide live coverage of the third annual NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports® Basketball Game from the NBA All-Star Jam Session at Sprint Arena in New Orleans, La., on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. The game will feature 12 Special Olympics athletes from around the world playing alongside NBA Legends Dikembe Mutombo, Detlef Schrempf, Ron Harper, A.C. Green, Sam Perkins and current WNBA stars Tamika Catchings, Lindsey Harding, Ruth Riley and Elena Delle Donne, a Special Olympics Global Ambassador. NBA rising stars Michael Carter-Williams, Victor Oladipo, Tim Hardaway, Jr. and Trey Burke will serve as honorary coaches with father-son duo Dell and Stephen Curry participating in the honorary tip-off and All-Star Kevin Love handling player-introduction duties. ESPN is a global presenting sponsor and official media sponsor of Special Olympics Unified Sports.
ESPN.com will provide complete coverage of all NBA All-Star Weekend news and events. Highlights include:
- TrueHoop TV content with TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott;
- Grades for each NBA All-Star event;
- Live chats on ESPN.com and social integration on Twitter at @ESPNNBA;
- A Greatest Dunk Bracket, which ranks the best Slam Dunk Contest performances over the past 30 years;
- An in-depth feature on the legendary 2000 Slam Dunk Contest won by Vince Carter.
NBA All-Star 2014 will be available on ESPN International networks in the Pacific Rim, Brazil and throughout the Caribbean.
ESPN NBA All-Star 2014 schedule:
|Fri, Feb. 14||6 a.m.||Mike & Mike Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg||ESPN2, ESPN Radio, WatchESPN|
|10 a.m.||First Take Skip Bayless, Stephen A. Smith, Cari Champion||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|7 p.m.||Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game ESPN: Mark Jones, Jon Barry, Stuart Scott, Chris Broussard||ESPN, WatchESPN|
|9 p.m.||BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge Kevin Calabro, P.J. Carlesimo, Marc Stein, Shelley Smith, Marc Kestecher||ESPN Radio|
|Sat, Feb. 15||6 p.m.||Meet the All-Stars Kevin Calabro, Jon Barry, Marc Stein, Shelley Smith, Marc Kestecher, P.J. Carlesimo,||ESPN Radio|
|8:30 p.m.||State Farm NBA All-Star Saturday Night Kevin Calabro, Jon Barry, Marc Stein, Shelley Smith, Marc Kestecher, P.J. Carlesimo,||ESPN Radio|
|Sun, Feb. 16||2 p.m.||NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports® Basketball Game||ESPN3, WatchESPN|
|7:30 p.m.||NBA All-Star Game 2014 Kevin Calabro, Jon Barry, Marc Stein, Shelley Smith, Marc Kestecher, P.J. Carlesimo,||ESPN Radio|