ABC, who is owned by The Walt Disney Company, has announced a 2-hour TV special leading up to the continuation of the NBA season at Walt Disney World.
“NBA Countdown Presented by Mountain Dew: NBA Resrtart” will air on ABC July 25th.
ESPN’s ‘NBA Countdown’ team led by host Maria Taylor will preview the NBA seeding games.
The special will feature analysts Paul Pierce, Jalen Rose, Jay Williams and ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, and will air live Saturday, July 25 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
The ESPN produced special will also include special guest interviews and live reports from the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida – home of the NBA season.
According to ABC, the show will originate from ESPN studios with Wojnarowski reporting from Lake Buena Vista.
The show will preview the restart of the season and the NBA seeding games, while also discussing news from around the league since the March 11 season stoppage. Additionally, the “NBA Countdown” team will examine the current climate in the sport amidst the social justice movement and how the NBA, NBPA and NBA player leadership are responding.