NBA reporter Dave McMenamin has signed a multi-year extension with ESPN. Through ESPN, McMenamin will continue to cover the Los Angeles Lakers on the network’s various digital and broadcast platforms. McMenamin previously covered the Lakers during Kobe Bryant‘s final two championship runs. Later on, McMenamin covered the Cleveland Cavaliers en route to the 2016 NBA Finals.
ESPN has shaken up a few things regarding its coverage of the NBA. Rachel Nichols has moved from NBA coverage and The Jump has been canceled. In the wake of the show’s cancelation, Malika Andrews has been tapped to lead the network’s new daily NBA show. As for their pre-game broadcast, there are rumors that Stephen A. Smith is seeking to build a show with Michael Wilbon and Magic Johnson. However, those rumors have not been confirmed.
NBA coverage will pick up in the next few days as the preseason begins next week and the regular season begins less than two weeks before Halloween.
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) September 29, 2021