ESPN to Exclusively Televise 2019 NBA Draft Lottery Event on May 14


ESPN to Exclusively Televise 2019 NBA Draft Lottery Event on May 14

Special Edition of The Jump Precedes the Draft Lottery On Site in Chicago

  • Special Edition of The Jump Precedes the Draft Lottery On Site in Chicago
  • Draft Lottery Telecast Precedes Game 1 or Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals
  • Part of Significant Night of NBA Coverage on ESPN Platforms, Including SportsCenter, NBA Countdown, plus Hoop Streams NBA Twitter Shows

ESPN will exclusively televise the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery event on Tuesday, May 14, from 8:30-9 p.m. ET in Chicago, Ill. The 30-minute NBA Draft Lottery telecast will include the revealing of the NBA Draft Lottery selection order, in-depth analysis from several of ESPN’s top commentators and interviews with high-profile NBA personnel throughout the evening. The show will directly precede either Game 1 or Game 2 of ESPN’s exclusive national coverage of the NBA Western Conference Finals.

The Jump, ESPN’s NBA daily show hosted by Rachel Nichols, will precede the NBA Draft Lottery with a special preview edition at 8 p.m. on site in Chicago. The show will include a Nichols sit-down interview with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. Nichols will then host her first ESPN Draft Lottery telecast at 8:30 p.m. An impressive array of NBA and college basketball experts will join Nichols, including:

  • Jay Bilas, basketball analyst
  • Zach Lowe, NBA senior writer
  • Bobby Marks, front office insider
  • Mike Schmitz, DraftExpress analyst
  • Maria Taylor, basketball reporter (first time)
  • Jay Williams, basketball analyst (first time)
  • Adrian Wojnarowski, senior NBA insider

SportsCenter and NBA Countdown

ESPN’s NBA coverage on the evening of May 14 will begin at 6 p.m. on SportsCenter. Sage Steele and Kevin Negandhi will host the show and it will include live updates from both the site of the Draft Lottery and the Western Conference Finals. NBA Countdown will follow SportsCenter from 7-8 p.m. with host Michelle Beadle and analysts Jalen Rose, Paul Pierce and Chauncey Billups. NBA Countdown will be on site at the Western Conference Finals.

Hoop Streams

Hoop StreamsESPN’s innovative new NBA Twitter pre-game show – will have two shows on Draft Lottery night. Hoop Streams will emanate on site throughout the Western Conference Finals with host Cassidy Hubbarth and Gary Striewski from 7-8 p.m. Hoop Streams will also carry a Draft Lottery recap show from 9-9:30 p.m. from ESPN’s Bristol, Conn. studios with Treavor Scales, Ariel Helwani and Peter Rosenberg.

Time (ET) Telecast Platform
6 p.m. SportsCenter ESPN, ESPN App
7 p.m. NBA Countdown ESPN, ESPN App
7 p.m. Hoop Streams ESPN NBA Twitter, ESPN App
8 p.m. The Jump at the NBA Draft Lottery ESPN, ESPN App
8:30 p.m. 2019 NBA Draft Lottery Telecast ESPN, ESPN App
9 p.m. NBA Western Conference Finals Game 1 or Game 2 ESPN, ESPN App, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes
9 p.m. Hoop Streams ESPN NBA Twitter, ESPN App



Shakeemah Simmons-Winter

I am a senior publicist for men’s pro sports, working predominantly with the NBA and FIBA properties. I’m a Jersey City, NJ native, so I cheer for all New York sports and athletes, win or lose. I began my sports career as a small forward for JCPS #9’s elementary basketball team, and then years later gave up my hoop dreams (sort of) to work as the Public Relations Coordinator for the New York Knicks. Prior to working in sports, I briefly worked as an intern turned production assistant for the Wendy Williams Show. I earned a B.A. in Communications from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, where I met my husband Matthew, and later attended New York University to earn a M.S. in Public Relations and Corporate Communications. I am excited to continue my sports journey with some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the sports industry.
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