ESPN in the Big Apple for NBA All-Star 2015

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ESPN in the Big Apple for NBA All-Star 2015

  • SportsCenter, First Take, Mike & Mike On Site
  • ESPN Audio’s 19th Consecutive NBA All-Star Game Broadcast
  • Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2015 Exclusively on ESPN

ESPN will have a significant on-site presence in New York, N.Y. Friday, Feb.13-15, for NBA All-Star 2015. Three popular ESPN shows will emanate from the “big apple,” highlighted by SportsCenter with host Sage Steele and analysts Chauncey Billups (five-time All-Star) and Tim Legler. The trio will conduct interviews with NBA All-Stars and legends throughout the weekend and from multiple locations, including Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center and the Sheraton Times Square. Interviews and updates will run regularly within SportsCenter on Friday through Sunday.

Additionally, ESPN’s First Take, hosted by Cari Champion with commentators Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless, will be on site, located at Bryant Park from 10 a.m. -12 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13, on ESPN2. They’ll be joined by multiple NBA guests.

ESPN Audio’s Mike & Mike (ESPN2) will also broadcast from the Sheraton Times Square from 6-10 a.m. on Friday, Feb 13. Later that evening, Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic will serve as guest coaches for the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2015. Greenberg will be joined as coach by New York Knicks’ superstar Carmelo Anthony, while Golic will coach alongside the “Knicks’ number one fan,” Spike Lee.

ESPN Audio’s 19th Consecutive NBA All-Star Game

ESPN Audio will broadcast several events during NBA All-Star 2015, highlighted by its 19th consecutive NBA All-Star Game, State Farm All-Star Saturday Night and the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge. Here is the full ESPN Audio broadcast schedule:

Date Time (ET) Broadcast Commentators Network(s)
Fri, Feb. 13 9 p.m. BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge Marc Kestecher, P.J. Carlesimo, Marc Stein ESPN Audio, ESPN International
Sat, Feb. 14 5:30  p.m. Meet The All-Stars Marc Kestecher, P.J. Carlesimo ESPN Audio
  8 p.m. State Farm All-Star Saturday Night Kevin Calabro, Jon Barry, Marc Stein ESPN Audio, ESPN International
Sun, Feb. 15 7:30 p.m. NBA All-Star Game 2015 Kevin Calabro, Jon Barry, Marc Stein ESPN Audio, ESPN Deportes Radio, ESPN International

Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game Exclusively on ESPN

Three-time Celebrity Game MVP and comedic superstar Kevin Hart will return for his fifth Celebrity Game. Hart will be joined by film star Ansel Elgort; Anthony Anderson (ABC’s “Black-ish”); Common (“Selma”); Little League phenom Mo’ne Davis; Arcade Fire’s Win Butler; actor Chadwick Boseman (“42”); “America’s Got Talent” host Nick Cannon; former NBA All-Star and New York Knicks Assistant General Manager Allan Houston; Basketball Hall of Famer Chris Mullin; U.S. Paralympic athlete Blake Leeper; comedian Michael Rapaport; Memphis Grizzlies’ owner Robert Pera; NBA TV’s “NBA Inside Stuff presented by Samsung Galaxy” co-host Kristen Ledlow; Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan; and WNBA stars Shoni Schimmel of the Atlanta Dream, Skylar Diggins of the Tulsa Shock and Tina Charles of the New York Liberty.For the 11th consecutive year, ESPN will exclusively televise the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2015 on Friday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. This year’s star-studded telecast will emanate from Madison Square Garden in New York, and include celebrities from film, television, music and sports. Mark Jones and analyst Jon Barry will return to provide commentary for the telecast. New this year, Sage Steele (NBA Countdown) will host ESPN’s coverage and Cassidy Hubbarth (NBA Tonight) will serve as the sideline reporter.

ESPN International will be home to several NBA All-Star events, including the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2015, BBVA Compass NBA Rising Stars, State Farm All-Star Saturday Night and the NBA All-Star Game 2015 in the Pac Rim, Caribbean and Brazil.

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Media contact: Ben Cafardo at 860-766-3496 or [email protected].

Ben Cafardo

I lead communications strategy and execution for ESPN’s NBA, MLB, FIBA and Little League World Series properties. I’m also a proud consumer of all things ESPN.
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