NBA TV Doubleheader on Tuesday, Dec. 9, to feature Kobe Bryant & Lakers Hosting Kings; NBA TV Fan Night Presented by Sprint Telecast Mavericks at Grizzlies




NBA TV Fan Night Tips Off Tuesday’s Doubleheader with Grizzlies & Marc Gasol Hosting Mavericks & Dirk Nowitzki  

NBA TV will feature a doubleheader on Tuesday, Dec. 9, including Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers hosting the Sacramento Kings and DeMarcus Cousins at 10:30 p.m. ET, as the 16-time NBA All-Star Bryant continues his pursuit of Michael Jordan for third place on the league’s all-time scoring list. The night will tip off with NBA TV Fan Night presented by Sprint featuring two of the hottest teams of the league in action — Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks visiting Marc Gasol and the Memphis Grizzlies — at 8 p.m.  The NBA TV Fan Night presented by Sprint game selection was based on fan voting via, the mobile web, NBA Game Time App, and via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The NBA TV Fan Night team – host Ernie Johnson and analysts Chris Webber and Greg Anthony – will preview the doubleheader during the Pregame Show and offer analysis during the Sprint Halftime Report. Following the Mavs/Grizzlies game, NBA TV host Rick Kamla and analysts Steve Smith and Isiah Thomas will preview the Kings/Lakers matchup and provide analysis during halftime and NBA GameTime presented by Kia post-game coverage.

Fan voting for the next NBA TV Fan Night presented by Sprint telecast — Tuesday, Dec. 23 — will be conducted from Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 8 a.m. through Thursday, Dec. 18, at midnight. Potential game telecasts:

  • Minnesota Timberwolves at Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Denver Nuggets and Brooklyn Nets
  • Philadelphia 76ers at Miami Heat
  • Charlotte Hornets at Milwaukee Bucks

Expanding on the franchise’s focus on fans, NBA TV Fan Night viewers will have the weekly opportunity to vote for their favorite duos in NBA history in a bracket-style tournament. This week, fans will have the opportunity to vote using the hashtags #BestDuo1 or #BestDuo2 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to decide between the Knicks’ Walt Frazier and Willis Reed or the Spurs’ Tony Parker and Tim Duncan.

Upcoming Games on NBA TV

NBA TV will televise a doubleheader Friday night, Dec. 5, featuring Oklahoma City and Kevin Durant visiting the Philadelphia 76ers and Michael Carter Williams at 7 p.m., followed by the Kings and Cousins visiting the Indiana Pacers and Roy Hibbert at 10 p.m. The network will also air a Saturday night matchup when Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors, attempting to extend its current 11-game winning streak, visit the Chicago Bulls at 8 p.m.


Media Contacts:

Tony Morreale, Turner Sports                          404-575-7401   

Audrey Brees, Turner Sports                           404-885-4098