NBA TVs Critically Acclaimed Open Court Selects Its All-Decade Teams Tuesday, October 13, at 9:30 p.m. ET

NBA TV turns back the clock as a panel of NBA greats discuss their top players from the past five decades (1960-2000s) in a new episode of Open Court airing Tuesday, October 13, at 9:30 p.m. ET. Host Ernie Johnson moderates the discussion in an hour-long episode featuring the insights and opinions of TNT and NBA TV analysts Shaquille O’Neal, Isiah Thomas, Reggie Miller, Grant Hill, Brent Barry, Steve Smith and Dennis Scott.

Members of the panel share memories from their playing days as well as reflections on watching the NBA’s top stars from the 1960s and 1970s. Thomas shares his opinion that Magic Johnson was the best point guard to ever play the game, while others discuss their respect and admiration for legends such as Bill Russell, Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving, Larry Bird, Hakeem Olajuwon and more. 

Click the images below for video highlights from Open Court.

Shaq Hits the Couch (video)

Four-time NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal disclosed a number of things he needed to get off his chest during the 2000s discussion.

Isiah Talks Michael Jordan in the '80s (video)

Two-time NBA champion Isiah Thomas wants you to know something about the 1990s most dominant player, Michael Jordan.

Brent Barry's Starting Five of the '90s (video)

Two-time NBA champion Brent Barry shares his all-decade starting five of the 1990s.

Wilt Chamberlain vs. Bill Russell (video)

The panel weighs in on whether Bill Russell or Wilt Chamberlain deserve to be the starting center for the all-decade 1960s team. Ernie Johnson's vote? "Bill Chamberlain."


An additional episode of Open Court will premiere Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. with more details to be announced. For highlights from past episodes of Open Court visit

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