ESPN, Hartbeat, and Omaha Productions announces a collaboration on a new, NBA-focused alternative presentation called NBA Unplugged With Kevin Hart.
It will star comedian, actor, and four-time NBA Celebrity All-Star Game MVP Kevin Hart and the Plastic Cup Boyz, Joey Wells, Will Horton, and Na’im Lynn. The shows will capture the authentic way Hart and his friends watch the NBA with lively discussion, debate, and banter — along with special guest appearances from top athletes and celebrities.
Unplugged With Kevin Hart is set to debut on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2 for the inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament Championship Game. The traditional game broadcast will be available on ABC. Seven episodes of Unplugged With Kevin Hart will air throughout the season tied to marquee NBA games on ESPN platforms.
This partnership marks Hartbeat’s ongoing investment into delivering audiences impactful content that unites the worlds of comedy sports and culture. Notably, Hartbeat is home to award-winning digital talk show Cold as Balls and the critically acclaimed Olympic Highlights featuring Hart and Snoop Dogg.
This partnership aligns with Omaha Productions’ vision to uplift and unify through content, including the two-time Emmy winning Monday Night Football With Peyton and Eli on ESPN and Netflix’s hit show Quarterback.
More dates will be announced as the season continues. All Unplugged With Kevin Hart telecasts will also be available on the ESPN App.