NBA TV Programming Lineup for NBA All-Star 2018 Highlighted by Players Only: Monthly with Boston Celtics Legends Larry Bird and Kevin McHale & Newly-Formatted Live Coverage from Los Angeles
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Editor’s note: TNT’s All-Star programming plans can be found by visiting http://bit.ly/2s8MpxS
Bird-McHale Conversation & Open Court: Rookies to Premiere Monday, Feb. 19, Starting at 9 p.m. ET
Newly-Formatted Programming to Include NBA GameTime: All-Star Friday on Friday, Feb. 16 & Team Stephen and Team LeBron Practice and Media Availability Coverage on Saturday, Feb. 17
NBA TV will offer wall-to-wall coverage of NBA All-Star 2018 from Los Angeles, featuring access to the league’s biggest stars and some of the weekend’s most compelling moments. Network highlights include an hour-long Players Only: Monthly conversation between Boston Celtics legends Larry Bird and Kevin McHale, along with a special Open Court: Rookies episode and newly formatted shows covering NBA All-Star Media Day and practices.
During their wide-ranging conversation on Monday, Feb. 19, at 9 p.m., Bird and McHale reflect on their championship winning experiences in Boston, recount some of their favorite memories as teammates and share insights into the qualities and traits that made their Celtics teams some of the best in NBA history. The two also look back on how they transitioned from All-Star players to accomplished coaches and executives, and discuss today’s current era and style of play.
Open Court with Rookies Tatum, Markkanen, Simmons & Mitchell
Immediately following the Bird-McHale special, NBA TV will televise Open Court: Rookies, a roundtable discussion hosted by Matt Winer with some of the NBA’s brightest young stars including Boston’s Jayson Tatum, Chicago’s Lauri Markkanen, Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons and Utah’s Donovan Mitchell, airing Monday, Feb. 19, at 10 p.m.
Newly-Formatted NBA All-Star Shows on Friday & Saturday
The network’s live programming highlights from Los Angeles will include a new format for Friday and Saturday’s coverage starting with NBA GameTime: All-Star Friday, a three-hour show starting at 2 p.m. featuring a series of 15-minute panels rotating between analysts, reporters, current players and legends. New for NBA All-Star 2018, Team Stephen and Team LeBron will alternate between their media availabilities and on-court practices together at the LA Convention Center on Saturday, Feb. 17, starting at 2 p.m.
Inside the NBA presented by Kia on Sunday
After TNT’s coverage of the 67th NBA All-Star Game presented by Kia wraps up on Sunday, Feb. 18, fans can tune into NBA TV to catch Inside the NBA presented by Kia with Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith live from Los Angeles.
Additional programming highlights include:
The Starters Presented by Jack Daniels Honey
NBA TV’s The Starters will host an hour-long episode from Los Angeles on Friday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. Co-hosted by J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas, along with Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis, the studio shows will recap the most entertaining moments from around the NBA and look ahead to Friday’s 2018 Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars and Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game.
10 Before Tip
NBA TV’s on-site coverage in Los Angeles will begin with a half-hour 10 Before Tip show on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m., offering news, notes and the latest updates for what fans need to know leading up to tip-off. The show – hosted by Jared Greenberg – will return on Friday, Feb. 16, at 5 p.m., with an hour-long recap of the day’s top events and look ahead to the 2018 Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars on TNT.
Get the Inside Stuff from Los Angeles
NBA Inside Stuff will host a special NBA All-Star 2018 episode on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 1:30 p.m. Co-hosted by Grant Hill and Kristen Ledlow, the 30-minute magazine style show will give fans an all-access pass to NBA All-Star 2018 in Los Angeles.
All the Latest News, Highlights and More with NBA GameTime
NBA TV’s signature studio show, NBA GameTime, will be live from Los Angeles to provide the latest news and leading storylines throughout NBA All-Star 2018. On-site coverage will begin Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 and will continue through Sunday, Feb. 18 – including the network’s pregame show leading up to TNT at 7 p.m. The nightly studio show will feature a deep rotation of top basketball analysts including Isiah Thomas, Brent Barry, Steve Smith, Dennis Scott and Hill. Hosts will include Casey Stern, Matt Winer and Greenberg.
Additional NBA All-Star Highlights
NBA TV will air NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s All-Star Press Conference on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. Earlier in the day, the network will have live coverage of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Finalists Announcement – hosted by Greenberg – at 1 p.m. The network will also showcase the Legends Brunch on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 3 p.m. The network will showcase the top dunk contests of all-time on Thursday, Feb. 15, starting at 9 p.m.
NBA App & NBA.com
NBA Digital, co-managed by Turner Sports and the NBA, will offer content across a wide range of multimedia platforms throughout NBA All-Star 2018, including the NBA App and NBA.com. Special features include access to live video – including media availabilities and highlights all four days – social feeds and the latest news from Los Angeles.
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