ESPN to film at Cleveland Hofbrauhaus during NBA Finals

CLEVELAND - If you've ever wanted to see Stephen A. Smith at work, here's your chance.

Hofbrauhaus will host ESPN for filming during the NBA Finals as the Cleveland Cavaliers host the Golden State Warriors.

The restaurant says three shows will be filmed there, including "First Take" with Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Molly Qerim, "The Jump" with Rachel Nichols and "First Take at the NBA Finals."

Filming will be live in the restaurant's Bier Hall.

The restaurant also says it will be open to the public before, during and after filming. Seating for the shows will start 90 minutes prior to air time.

The schedule is as follows:

  • First Take: June 6-9, 10 a.m.-noon
  • The Jump: June 6-9, 3-4 p.m.
  • First Take at the NBA Finals, June 6-7, 7-8 p.m.

If the Finals extend beyond four games, ESPN will return to filming at Hofbrauhaus. 

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