- LeBron James to Make Two NBA Preseason Appearances on ESPN
- Breen, Van Gundy, Jackson to Make 2014-15 Debut in L.A. Oct. 22
This Saturday, Oct. 11, at 5 p.m. ET, ESPNEWS will televise NBA preseason action as the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James face the Miami Heat and Dwyane Wade in James’ first game against his former team. The game will emanate from the HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Marc Kestecher and analyst Jon Barry will call the action with ESPN NBA Insider Brian Windhorst providing on-site reports. ESPN International will also carry the game in Brazil, Latin America, the Pac-Rim and the Caribbean (other than Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands).
Additionally, ESPN will televise an NBA preseason doubleheader on Wednesday, Oct. 22, as the Cavaliers and James will visit the Memphis Grizzlies and Zach Randolph at 8 p.m. Dave Pasch and analyst Hubie Brown will provide commentary. In the nightcap, the Phoenix Suns and Eric Bledsoe will visit the Los Angeles Clippers and Chris Paul at 10:30 p.m. Mike Breen, the voice of the NBA, will be joined by analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson as the trio tips off its first full season together since reuniting in the booth late last season.
Kia NBA Countdown will precede the Oct. 22 preseason doubleheader with a special one-hour show, beginning at 7 p.m.