TNT’s Inside the NBA Meets Saturday Night Live During Special Appearance from New York on Thursday, March 1

Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith & Ernie Johnson to Provide Segments from Studio 8H at Rockefeller Plaza Following 76ers/Cavaliers & Timberwolves/Trail Blazers

The NBA on TNT will feature a special Inside the NBA presented by Kia on Thursday, March 1, with the award-winning studio show – Ernie Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley – joining the cast of Saturday Night Live for a special appearance from the show's iconic Studio 8H at Rockefeller Plaza. Later in the week, TNT’s Barkley will serve as host of SNL for the fourth time.

Thursday’s live NBA on TNT game coverage will feature the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James hosting the Philadelphia 76ers and Joel Embiid at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the Minnesota Timberwolves and Karl-Anthony Towns visiting the Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard at 10:30 p.m.

Marv Albert, Chris Webber and reporter Kristen Ledlow will be on the call from Philadelphia, while Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller and Allie LaForce will be in Portland. Casey Stern, Candace Parker and Isiah Thomas will provide studio coverage throughout the night from Atlanta.

The Cavaliers/76ers telecast will be offered live in immersive virtual reality through the NBA on TNT VR app powered by Intel® True VR, available for Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream headsets.

The network's live game schedule and telecast notes follow.

Tuesday, Feb. 27

8 p.m. ET - Players Only Pregame Show presented by Autotrader

Chris Webber, Isiah Thomas, Baron Davis & Amar'e Stoudemire

10:30 p.m. LA Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets

Greg Anthony, Kevin McHale, Rip Hamilton & Dennis Scott

Thursday, Mar. 1

8 p.m. ET - TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader

Casey Stern, Candace Parker and Isiah Thomas

8 p.m. – Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Marv Albert, Chris Webber & Kristen Ledlow

10:30 p.m. – Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller & Allie LaForce

Postgame - Inside the NBA presented by KIA

Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O'Neal from New York City
Stern, Parker & Thomas from Atlanta

Dre Days

Golden State's Andre Iguodala stars in the weekly episodic franchise throughout Players Only coverage on Tuesdays, taking fans on a variety of experiences and adventures during off days in NBA cities. Iguodala will invite teammates and local friends to join him as he documents his experiences from the unique perspective of a current NBA player on the road. Segments will air on TNT's coverage and social media for nine weeks.


Live streaming coverage of all NBA on TNT games is available via and the Watch TNT app.  Fans are able to access the games whenever and wherever they desire by logging in with the user name and password provided by their TV service provider.