Kia NBA Countdown, the NBA pregame show airing on both ESPN and ABC, will originate from the ESPN Los Angeles Production Center at L.A. LIVE – across the street from STAPLES Center, home of the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers – beginning Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25, at 2 p.m. ET.
Additionally, Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson will expand his ESPN responsibilities this season. Johnson will be a featured analyst – joining Jon Barry, Michael Wilbon and Chris Broussard – on Kia NBA Countdown (both ESPN and ABC) throughout the entire season. Johnson will also continue to conduct one-on-one interviews with some of the NBA’s biggest stars and provide analysis on SportsCenter and other ESPN news and information shows.