NBA Tips Off; ESPN, MLBN Remember 2020

The 2020-21 NBA season tips off this week on ABC, ESPN, TNT and NBA TV. The opening week slate features five games on Christmas Day across ABC and ESPN,... See More

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The 2020-21 NBA season tips off this week on ABC, ESPN, TNT and NBA TV. The opening week slate features five games on Christmas Day across ABC and ESPN, including a unique doubleheader for the team of Ryan Ruocco and Richard Jefferson. On Christmas Eve, ESPN will look back at the year with “SportsCenter Presents: 2020 – Heroes, History and Hope.” Hear clips from the three-hour special which includes interviews with NL MVP Freddie Freeman and NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace, and a remembrance of Kobe Bryant. Two nights later, MLB Network’s “Icons Lost” will honor legends who passed in 2020. Johnny Bench talks about his friend and fellow hall of famer Al Kaline.

The 2020-21 NBA season tips off this week on ABC, ESPN, TNT and NBA TV. The opening week slate features five games on Christmas Day across ABC and ESPN, including a unique doubleheader for the team of Ryan Ruocco and Richard Jefferson. On Christmas Eve, ESPN will look back at the year with “SportsCenter Presents: 2020 – Heroes, History and Hope.” Hear clips from the three-hour special which includes interviews with NL MVP Freddie Freeman and NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace, and a remembrance of Kobe Bryant. Two nights later, MLB Network’s “Icons Lost” will honor legends who passed in 2020. Johnny Bench talks about his friend and fellow hall of famer Al Kaline.

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Stu Hothem

Stu Hothem has covered some of the biggest events in sports across TV, radio and the web. As a researcher with ABC, CBS and ESPN, he worked on the Super Bowl, Olympics, World Cup and X Games. At FOXSports.com, he integrated content and interactive features with FOX Sports broadcast and cable programming. He managed the editorial team at NASCAR.com and also worked in the sanctioning body’s integrated marketing communications department. His professional career began at WFAN, the nation’s first all-sports radio station, following his time at the Rutgers radio station as a play-by-play announcer, talk-show host and general manager.