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Turner Sports to Present Special Open Court: Sports and Society Show – Part of TNT’s Opening Night Pre-Game Coverage – Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 5 p.m. ET

October 24, 2016

Inside the NBA Studio Team to be Joined by Guests NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts, Hall of Famer Jim Brown & L.A. Clippers NBA All-Star Chris Paul

 

Turner Sports will present a special Open Court: Sports and Society roundtable show as a part of TNT’s NBA Opening Night pre-game coverage on Tuesday, Oct. 25, starting at 5 p.m. ET.  The hour-long discussion from the NBA on TNT Road Show in Cleveland will cover a wide range of topics including Black Lives Matter, anti-LGBT laws, protests orchestrated by athletes and more.

 

The Sports Emmy Award winning Inside the NBA studio team of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal will be joined during Open Court by Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown and L.A. Clippers NBA All-Star Chris Paul. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts will also weigh in on the topics when they join the TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader pre-game show later that evening to discuss the upcoming season as well as current social storylines.

 

Johnson, Barkley, Smith and O’Neal will be on site in Cleveland throughout the entire evening beginning with Open Court and followed by the TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader pre-game show at 6 p.m., the American Express Halftime Report and the post-game Inside the NBA presented by Kia.

 

TNT’s Opening Night presented by Autotrader doubleheader will tip off with the defending NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James hosting the New York Knicks and Carmelo Anthony at 7:30 p.m. In the night’s second game, the Golden State Warriors will host the San Antonio Spurs and Kawhi Leonard at 10:30 p.m.

 

TNT’s Premiere Week presented by Autotrader schedule will include: 

 

Date

Time (ET)

Game/Commentators

Tuesday, Oct. 25

5 p.m.

Open Court: Sports and Society

 

 

Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Shaquille O’Neal and special guests

* Televised live from Cleveland

 

 

6 p.m.

TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader

 

 

Johnson, Barkley, Smith, O’Neal

* Televised live from Cleveland

 

 

 

 

7 p.m.

Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Ring Ceremony

 

 

 

 

7:30 p.m.

New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers

 

 

Marv Albert, Chris Webber, Kristen Ledlow

 

 

 

 

10:30 p.m.

San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors

 

 

Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, David Aldridge

 

 

 

 

Post-game

Inside the NBA presented by Kia

 

 

 

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