Earlier in the week it was reported that there would be several changes coming to ESPN’s NBA Countdown next season. The report was that Michelle Beadle, Chauncey Billups and Paul Pierce would all be replaced.
The report even stated that Maria Taylor may take over as host.
SOURCES: Sports by Brooks has learned that Michelle Beadle will not return as the host of ESPN's NBA Countdown next season. SbB has also learned Chauncey Billups and Paul Pierce won't return as fulltime analysts and that Maria Taylor may take over as host. https://t.co/2NhDGtve7I
— Sports by Brooks (@SportsbyBrooks) June 12, 2019
The claims that Beadle will not be back are not true, according to Beadle herself. She responded to a tweet by a Barstool Sports blogger and said she will in fact be back on NBA Countdown next season.
Somebody gotta check on Michelle Beedle for me pic.twitter.com/eHMuoLuPO5
— Jack McGuire (@JackMacCFB) June 14, 2019
Right here, pumpkin. Enjoying vacation. And also…if you live on the internet, I’d hope you’d be more current. Anyways. See y’all next season on Countdown! 💋
— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) June 15, 2019
It it worth noting that she didn’t indicate in her response whether or not Billups and Pierce would also be returning. Which makes a ton of sense.
The reports of her departure from NBA Countdown were a little puzzling to me, why would they get rid of the best person on the show? Billups and especially Pierce will not be missed.
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