FILE PHOTO: The NBA emblem is displayed as folks move by the NBA Retailer in New York Metropolis, U.S., October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
September 20, 2021
ESPN will debut “NBA Right this moment,” an hour-long panel present, on Oct. 18 — the day earlier than the beginning of the 2021-22 season.
Malika Andrews will host “NBA Right this moment,” joined by community NBA analysts Kendrick Perkins, Chiney Ogwumike and Vince Carter together with ESPN senior author Zach Lowe. ESPN basketball reporters will participate, too.
The present will air weekdays from 3-4 ET.
“NBA Right this moment” replaces “The Soar,” which ESPN canceled amid controversy surrounding host and longtime basketball reporter Rachel Nichols involving feedback she made about former colleague Maria Taylor.
Andrews, 26, joined the community in 2018 and has seen an more and more seen function in ESPN’s protection of the NBA. ESPN stated Monday her new function is a part of a multiyear contract extension, however particulars weren’t disclosed.
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