Rachel Nichols and Richard Jefferson to Host Segments of The Jump from China


Rachel Nichols and Richard Jefferson to Host Segments of The Jump from China

(EDITOR’S NOTE) – Updated 10/11/19

ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, host of The Jump, and analyst Richard Jefferson, will be on site in Shanghai, starting on Tuesday, October 8, to host segments of The Jump as part of NBA China Games coverage. The Los Angeles Lakers will square off with the Brooklyn Nets twice next week. Nichols and Jefferson will be located at the team practice facilities and NBA Cares events. The segments will feature exclusive interviews with NBA players and personnel, including Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer David Robinson. Content from China will also appear on SportsCenter and across ESPN’s digital and social media platforms. The Jump airs at 3 p.m. ET weekly on ESPN.

ESPN.com NBA reporter Dave McMenamin will also be in China documenting news and information from site.

More ESPN International NBA Coverage

Marc Spears, senior NBA writer for ESPN’s The Undefeated, will travel to India with the Sacramento Kings ahead of the Kings’ preseason games against the Indiana Pacers. Spears will report on Kings Owner Vivek Ranadive and his journey back to his native country. Spears will also chronicle De’Aaron Fox’s experience on the trip. Fox will write a daily diary for The Undefeated.

All ESPN programming is available to stream on the 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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