The renewal allows NBA coverage to return to ESPN UK from 6th December. The channel will then broadcast three live games per week for the remainder of the 2012/13 season.
ESPN will also cover the NBA All-Star Game, First and Second Round NBA Playoffs, the Western Conference Finals, and the NBA Finals.
Dan Markham, vice president, Media Distribution & Emerging Markets commented: "Through our continued partnership with ESPN, fans in the UK and Ireland can look forward to weekly games and an array of NBA programming for the remainder of the 2012-13 NBA Season."
Simon Potter, head of programming and production, ESPN EMEA, added: "We're very pleased to have the NBA returning to ESPN this season, and are looking forward to getting straight into the action and bringing UK and Ireland fans the world's top basketball league with some great early match-ups."
Accompanying ESPN's live coverage this season will be ESPN produced studio shows NBA Tonight and NBA Countdown, providing round-ups of all the action from around the league.