ESPNLA And Lakers Extend Through 2020
The two sides have added another seven years onto their radio deal which will carry the relationship through the 2019-2020 NBA season. ESPNLA (710 AM) will carry all 82 regular-season games as well as the entire preseason and every playoff game. ESPNLA has served as the official radio broadcast home of the Lakers for the last four seasons. The regular season begins October 29.
John Ireland will continue as the play-by-play commentator for the Lakers radio broadcasts, with former Laker Mychal Thompson as color analyst. Ireland is co-host of The Mason and Ireland Show which airs on ESPNLA 710 AM weekdays from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. PT. Thompson, alongside Mark Willard, co-hosts ESPNLA Now, which airs weekdays from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT.
“We have enjoyed a terrific association with the Los Angeles Lakers over the past four years and we could not be happier about extending our relationship until 2020,” said Scott McCarthy, ESPNLA General Manager. “The Lakers are clearly one of the premier organizations in all of sports, and we at ESPNLA are very proud to be their radio home for many years to come.”