NBA TV will be the destination for extensive coverage of NBA All-Star 2020, with live and original programming starting Thursday, Feb. 13. Wall-to-wall live programming from Chicago will include All-Star practices and media availabilities throughout the weekend, plus the latest news and analysis from a premier roster of commentators via the network’s signature studio show, NBA GameTime.
Original programming on Monday, Feb. 17, will include Kobe Bryant: Through the Years at 8 p.m. ET. The hour-long special is a wide-ranging look back at Bryant’s legendary basketball career tracing his rise to stardom from Lower Merion High School and continuing through his rise to becoming a five-time NBA champion and global phenomenon. The special combines rarely-seen archival footage and classic moments – such as his 81-performance and 60-point finale – along with interviews with Bryant’s former teammates and coaches.
Premiering Sunday, Feb. 16, at 3 p.m., NBA TV’s critically acclaimed roundtable series will return with Open Court: Chicago Greats featuring Dwyane Wade, Candace Parker, Isiah Thomas, Cappie Pondexter, Tim Hardaway and Mark Aguirre. The one-hour show will be centered around the collection of Chicago-area icons, hosted by Matt Winer.
Two of the NBA’s top all-time dunk contests will be revisited on Friday, Feb. 14, starting with Basketball Stories: ‘88 Dunk Contest at 4 p.m. The 30-minute show will recap Michael Jordan’s memorable win in Chicago over Dominique Wilkins. Later, 2000 Slam Dunk Contest: 20th Anniversary will look back at Vince Carter’s high-flying performance with a half hour retrospective at 4:30 p.m.
Additional programming highlights include:
NBA GameTime – The Destination for All-Star News, Highlights and Analysis
NBA TV’s signature studio show, NBA GameTime, will be live from Chicago to provide the latest news and leading storylines daily throughout NBA All-Star 2020. On-site studio coverage will tip off Thursday, Feb. 13, with The Warmup presented by Ford at 6 p.m., and include NBA GameTime on Friday, Feb. 14, at 2:30 p.m. (90-minute show) and 11:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 15, at 10:30 a.m., and 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 16, with a two-hour pregame show at 4 p.m. The network’s coverage will feature a deep rotation of top basketball analysts including Thomas, Grant Hill, Gary Payton, Parker, Caron Butler, Steve Smith and Dennis Scott. Hosts and reporters will include Casey Stern, Matt Winer, Chris Miles, Jared Greenberg and Sekou Smith.
Rising Stars Practice
NBA TV will have complete coverage of Friday’s Rising Stars practice from Wintrust at noon, including commentators Steve Smith, Dennis Scott, Adam Lefkoe and Jared Greenberg. Reigning Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Luka Doncic, runner-up Trae Young and Zion Williamson will be joined by young stars from the United States and around the world.
Friday’s All-Star edition of The List: Greatest Dunk Contest Jams will celebrate some of the all-time best performances during the NBA’s dunk contest. Hosted by Ro Parrish and Smith, the half-hour show will continue Friday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m. Fans will have an opportunity to engage in the debate and vote on nominees via Facebook leading up to the show.
Hall of Fame Finalists Revealed
The network will have live coverage of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Finalists Announcement – with Hill, Winer and Greenberg – Friday, Feb. 14 at 5 p.m.
NBA All-Star Saturday
The network’s live programming from Chicago will include NBA All-Star Media Day presented by AT&T coverage on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 10:30 a.m. and exclusive coverage of Team Giannis and Team LeBron with NBA All-Star Practice presented by AT&T sessions starting at 1 p.m. Leading up to Saturday night’s festivities, the network will present commissioner Adam Silver’s media availability live at 7 p.m.
Inside the NBA presented by Kia on Sunday
After TNT’s coverage of the 69th NBA All-Star Game presented by Kia culminates on Sunday, Feb. 16, fans can tune into NBA TV to catch Inside the NBA presented by Kia with Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith live from Chicago.
Gatorade Jr. NBA All-Star Invitational
The Gatorade Jr. NBA All-Star Invitational will celebrate youth basketball in Chicago with the girls championship airing on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 11:30 a.m., followed by the boys championship at 12:30 p.m. Miles will call the action with Scott, along with actor Miles Brown who will serve as a reporter.
NBA TV will also provide coverage of this year’s Legends Brunch on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 1:30 p.m.
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