John 5 is joining forces with ESPN and the National Basketball Association to celebrate the NBA’s return.
The guitarist will join Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee Saturday to perform with up-and-coming rapper Tyla Yaweh Saturday for a live online performance to kick off the NBA’s return on ESPN. The performance, scheduled to take place at 5:10 p.m. ET prior to ESPN’s digital pre-game show Hoop Streams presented by Google, will stream through YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and the ESPN app.
John 5 talked about working with Tyla Yaweh and Tommy Lee for Saturday’s virtual performance, saying he was looking forward to it.
“I have a long time friendship with Tommy Lee and we have worked on some really great music together,” he said. “I really love how the remix turned out and loved working with new friends Tyla and Post Malone. I love this song and I’m proud to be a part of this.”
Which remix John 5 is referencing in his statement is unknown. It was not directly addressed in a news release distributed about the performance.
Hoop Streams presented by Google debuts tonight and runs for five episodes through Aug. 3. Cassidy Hubarth will host the July 31 broadcast, which is scheduled to broadcast at 6 p.m. ET from ESPN’s studios. She will be joined by analyst and NBA Champion Kendrick Perkins and fellow ESPN NBA analyst Amin Elhassan remotely for additionally commentary.
The broadcast team for each Hoop Streams presented by Google is noted below.
ESPN’s NBA coverage tips off at 7 p.m. with the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks facing off at 6:30 p.m. ET.
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