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NBA on TNT American Express Road Show to Tip Off NBA Opening Night with Inside the NBA & Snoop Dogg Performance Live from Bay Area on Tuesday, Oct. 17

TNT’s Inside the NBA with Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal & Kenny Smith Presented Live On Site as Part of Day-Long Fan Experience

American Express & Turner Sports Announce Expanded Multi-Year Marketing Partnership to Bring Fans Closer to the Fun & Excitement Surrounding the NBA on TNT

TNT’s 2017-18 NBA Regular Season Schedule to Feature 67 Games, Highlighted by NBA Opening Night on Tuesday, Oct. 17, Christmas Night Telecast, MLK, Jr. Day Tripleheader & Players Only Franchise Returning in January

Opening Night Doubleheader to Showcase NBA Champion Warriors vs. New-Look Rockets & Eastern Conference Finals Rematch – Cavaliers vs. Celtics with Gordon Hayward – on Tuesday, Oct. 17

Network’s Holiday Schedule to Feature MLK, Jr. Day Tripleheader, Jan. 15, Including NBA Finals Rematch – Warriors vs. Cavaliers – & Rockets’ Paul Visiting Former Clippers Team; Special Christmas Night Game on TNT with Lakers vs. Timberwolves in Action

TNT to Tip Off 2017-18 NBA Season Tuesday, Oct. 17, with Marquee Opening Night Doubleheader – Boston & Gordon Hayward vs. Cleveland & LeBron James at 8 p.m. ET; New-Look Houston & Chris Paul vs. Defending NBA Champion Golden State at 10:30 p.m.

Kia NBA Tip Off 2017 on TNT Continues with Thursday Doubleheader, Oct. 19, Featuring New York & Kristaps Porzingis vs. Oklahoma City with MVP Russell Westbrook & Paul George at 8 p.m.; LA Clippers & Blake Griffin vs. L.A. Lakers & Expected Debut of Rookie Lonzo Ball at 10:30 p.m.

TNT to Televise Christmas Night Showcase – Minnesota with Jimmy Butler
& Karl-Anthony Towns vs. Lakers & Ball on Monday, Dec. 25, at 10:30 p.m.

2017 NBA Awards on TNT to Feature Star-Studded Lineup of Presenters from Movies, Sports, TV and Music on Monday, June 26

Chadwick Boseman, Nick Cannon, Vince Carter, Bryshere Y. Gray, Grant Hill, Paul Pierce, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jussie Smollett, John Wall and Jesse Williams to Make Appearances at the Inaugural Award Show

NBA Legend Bill Russell to be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at First-Ever NBA Awards on TNT, Monday, June 26

The NBA and Turner today announced Bill Russell – a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer and 11-time NBA Champion with the Boston Celtics – will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the first-ever NBA Awards on TNT, airing Monday, June 26, with coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET.


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NBA Playoffs Promo with Pharrell Williams performing "Come Get it Bae"

In this video, Williams performs his song"Come Get It Bae" from his GIRL album while dancing with his own troupe of fans as highlight clips show the NBA's top scorers shooting baskets on the court.
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Turner Sports & NBA at NYC's Opening Night event

TNT's iconic Inside the NBA team of (left to right) Shaquille O'Neal, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley are joined by (left to right) Pam El, Chief Marketing Officer for the NBA, Danny Meiseles, President and Executive Producer of Content for the NBA, Lenny Daniels, President of Turner Sports, and David Levy, President of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Turner Sports tipped off NBA Opening Night with a live broadcast and daylong fan event from NYC's Times Square.

TNT’s Inside the NBA Cast of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith & Shaquille O’Neal Live from Activation in New York City’s Times Square on Tuesday, Oct. 28

Turner Sports will officially launch Kia NBA Tip-Off ’14, the opening week of the 2014-15 NBA regular season, with a pair of marquee NBA doubleheader and special live broadcasts and on-site attractions in New York City and Cleveland during NBA Premiere Week presented by Entering its 31st consecutive year of NBA coverage, TNT will open the season with a doubleheader Tuesday, Oct. 28, beginning at 7 p.m.

Inside the NBA received two Sports Emmy awards for Outstanding Studio Show Weekly and Outstanding Studio Show Daily

Inside the NBA was awarded five Sports Emmy awards, including two for the Inside the NBA studio show (Outstanding Studio Show Weekly and Outstanding Studio Show Daily) at the 35th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards on Tuesday, May 6 in New York. 

Chariots of Backfire: The Tortoise and the Hairless” – a 100 Meter Yard Dash

(l-r) Shaquille O'Neal, Allyson Felix, Chris Webber and Sayna Richards-Ross

BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge Draft

The 2014 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge teams were drafted by the event’s “general managers” — Turner Sports NBA analysts Grant Hill and Chris Webber — during a special one-hour edition of TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. ET.  

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