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ESPN Broadcasters and Reporters in Warriors-Celtics 1

ESPN Broadcasters and Reporters in Warriors-Celtics 1

Large groups of the ESPN coverage team are out at least for Game 1 of the NBA Finals, which begins Thursday night in San Francisco.

Analyst Jeff Van Gundy, who called Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals While obviously not sounding like him, has COVID and is out for Thursday’s game between Warriors-Celtics. An ESPN spokesperson said Van Gundy is hoping to return for Game 2, which is Sunday night.

The news that Van Gundy and Adrian Wojnarowski are out of COVID First reported by the New York Post. ESPN confirmed to SFGATE that Post’s report was accurate.


(Modernization: Van Gundy He told the New York Times, That he did not have the virus, he returned inconclusive and negative tests after feeling symptoms. He claimed he didn’t know why ESPN took him out of the first game).

Van Gundy’s regular play-by-play partner Mike Breen missed Game 7 of Celtics-Heat with his own COVID case, I will miss too The first game of the finals. Former Dubs head coach Mark Jackson is the last man standing and will be joined by Mark Jones on Thursday night. Jones is also a replacement for Breen in Miami.

ESPN said Woj, the seasoned veteran, is not in San Francisco, but “expects to be in Boston” when the series moves there next week.

According to ESPN, Kendra Andrews has also walked away from the ring after testing positive. Wojnarowski and Andrews continued to tweet their scoops relentlessly.

Brin was working his way through company protocols as of Thursday morning and was hoping to be able to return Thursday night, according to multiple reports. The second game is on Sunday in San Francisco.

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anyway Case rates exploded In the Bay Area in recent weeks, the virus is unlikely to keep players off the field. vaccinated players They are only tested at their request. Every Warriors player is vaccinated, and it seems like the vast majority of Celtics players at least are.