ESPN’s Best of the NBA Presented by State Farm Wednesday Night Doubleheaders Continues Tonight


ESPN’s Best of the NBA Presented by State Farm Wednesday Night Doubleheaders Continues Tonight

Tonight’s Doubleheader Features Golden State’s Record-Setting Win and Kobe Bryant’s Legendary NBA Finale, Both Played on April 13, 2016

  • ABC to Re-air Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals
  • ESPN Radio to Re-Air Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals

In this week’s Best of the NBA presented by State Farm series, ESPN will re-air two historic NBA games, both occurring on the final night of the 2015-16 regular season. Beginning at 7 p.m. ET, ESPN will re-air the Golden State Warriors’ record-setting win. The Warriors defeated the Memphis Grizzlies to finish the regular season with 73 wins, breaking the 72-game winning record set by the 1996 Chicago Bulls. At 9:30 p.m., ESPN revisits Kobe Bryant’s epic Staples Center performance during the final game of his NBA career.

Hoop Streams will be live on Twitter and the ESPN App beginning at 6:15 p.m. with host Cassidy Hubbarth, and analysts Kendrick Perkins and Amin Elhassan to reflect on the Best of the NBA presented by State Farm doubleheader. All shows will be available on YouTube upon conclusion of the live show.

On Saturday, May 30 at 2 p.m., ABC will re-air Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals where the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in overtime despite LeBron James’ 51-point performance.

The Jump, ESPN’s NBA news and discussion show led by host Rachel Nichols, airs Monday through Friday at 3 p.m., featuring a cast of high-profile analysts, reporters and special guests.

This Week’s Cast:

Monday – Rachel Nichols, Zach Lowe, Paul Pierce

Tuesday – Rachel Nichols, Kendrick Perkins, Brian Windhorst

Wednesday – Rachel Nichols, Paul Pierce, Jay Williams

Thursday – Rachel Nichols, Zach Lowe, Richard Jefferson

Friday – Rachel Nichols, Richard Jefferson, Kendrick Perkins

An all-new episode of NBA Countdown will be available on ESPN’s YouTube channel this Thursday with host Maria Taylor and analysts Jalen Rose, Paul Pierce and Jay Williams.

NBA Countdown’sI Love 90’s Basketball” YouTube series continues this week as ESPN analysts and commentators reflect on the NBA moments that made them love basketball in the 90s. This week’s edition will highlight eleven-time NBA All-Star and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley.

Past episodes:

I Love 90s Basketball: Pippen dunking on Ewing, 1996 NBA draft

I Love 90s Basketball: Michael Jordan Edition

I Love 90s Basketball: Michael Jordan Edition, Part 2

I Love 90s Basketball: Michael Jordan’s greatest dunks

I Love ’90s Basketball: Michael Jordan dominating on defense

I Love 90s Basketball: Michael Jordan’s mind games

ESPN Radio will re-air Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals Sunday, May 31, at 8 p.m., hosted by play-by-play commentator Marc Kestecher. In Game 7, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors for the third straight game, bringing Cleveland its first NBA title and becoming the first team to overcome a 3-1 series deficit in the NBA Finals.

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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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