Live Blog: KIA NBA Countdown’s 2012-13 season debut

Tonight marks the debut of the KIA NBA Countdown for the 2012-13 NBA season. Bi-coastal Front Row’s live-bloggers Ben Cafardo (Los Angeles studio) and Kristen Hudak (New York’s Madison Square Garden) will share the goings-on involving the new crew of: Grantland editor-in-chief Bill Simmons, ESPN analyst Jalen Rose, NBA Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Michael Wilbon.

Before we get to the live blog, here’s a look at the NBA analysts and commentators scheduled to provide insight throghout the season for ESPN and ESPN Radio:


Also check out ESPN.com’s NBA section, ESPN.com’s local sites and the Heat Index for more NBA experts contributing to ESPN’s coverage. Fans can follow ESPN’s NBA coverage on Twitter @NBAonESPN.