ESPN NBA Friday Doubleheader Starring LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Carmelo Anthony, Damian Lillard, Kemba Walker and Nikola Jokić

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ESPN NBA Friday Doubleheader Starring LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Carmelo Anthony, Damian Lillard, Kemba Walker and Nikola Jokić

This week’s NBA on ESPN game coverage tips off on Friday Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. ET when Kemba Walker and the Boston Celtics host Nikola Jokić and the Denver Nuggets. Play-by-play commentator Adam Amin, analyst Richard Jefferson, and reporter Cassidy Hubbarth will be courtside to call the action. In the second half of the doubleheader, beginning at 10:30 p.m., the Los Angeles Lakers, starring LeBron James and Anthony Davis visit the Portland Trail Blazers, starring Damian Lillard and Carmelo Anthony. Mark Jones and Doris Burke will call the action from the Moda Center.

NBA Countdown presented by Mtn Dew will lead into Friday’s doubleheader beginning at 7 p.m. with host, Maria Taylor, analysts Jalen Rose and Jay Williams, and senior NBA insider, Adrian Wojnarowski. The show will feature a one-on-one interview with Taylor and Celtics forward Jayson Tatum ahead of the Nuggets vs. Celtics game.

Date Time (ET) Game Commentators
Fri, Dec. 6 8 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Boston Celtics Adam Amin, Richard Jefferson, Cassidy Hubbarth
Fri, Dec. 6 10:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at Portland Trail Blazers Mark Jones, Doris Burke

The Jump, ESPN’s hour-long NBA news and discussion show, airs at 3 p.m. weekly with host Rachel Nichols and a cast of high-profile analysts, reporters and special guests.

NBA digital content is available on the NBA section of ESPN.com, including this week’s NBA Power Rankings.

All ESPN programming is available to stream on the ESPN App.

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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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