Proving that TV doesn’t rest even for the holiday, I will provide you press release material from Turner Sports and CBS Sports. Because Megan Bondi of Turner is working hard in her office, I’ll post her press release on NBA TV’s schedule for next week first.
NBA TV Airs Los Angeles Lakers @ Indiana Pacers on Fan Night and TNT’s Kenny Smith to Appear on Premiere Night
NBA TV will air the Los Angeles Lakers @ Indiana Pacers on Fan Night this Tues., Dec. 2 at 7:00 p.m. ET. NBA TV announcers Ahmad Rashad, Chris Webber and Gary Payton will provide studio coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Fan Night voting will continue on NBA.com this Tues., Dec. 2 as fans select between:
· Toronto Raptors @ Cleveland Cavaliers
· Detroit Pistons @ Washington Wizards
· Utah Jazz @ Minnesota Timberwolves
· New York Knicks @ Chicago Bulls
· San Antonio Spurs @ Dallas Mavericks
· Atlanta Hawks @ Houston Rockets
· Milwaukee Bucks @ Phoenix Suns
· Orlando Magic @ Portland Blazers
· L.A. Lakers @ Sacramento Kings
NBA TV’s Euroleague Game of the Week coverage continues featuring CSKA Moscow @ Partizan. The game will air on Sat., Nov. 29 at 1 p.m. ET. The network will continue to air a weekly Euroleague matchup every Saturday throughout the regular season.
Live NBA action takes the court on Sat., Nov. 29 as Rick Kamla and Steve Smith tipoff the evening with the Pregame Show at 7:30 p.m. ET, followed by Chauncey Billups and the Denver Nuggets @ Al Jefferson and the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7 p.m. ET. Kamla and Smith will conclude the evening with the Postgame Show and NBA GameTime.
On Sun., Nov. 30, Andre Aldridge and Eric Snow will provide studio coverage as the Chicago Bulls take on the Philadelphia 76ers at 5 p.m. ET. The night’s coverage will begin at 4:30 p.m. ET with the Pregame Show. Aldridge and Snow will close out the evening’s coverage with the Postgame Show and NBA GameTime.
NBA TV live coverage continues Mon., Dec. 1 as Andre Aldridge, Steve Smith and Eric Snow kick off the night with the Pregame Show at 7 p.m. ET, immediately followed by Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic @ Kevin Garnett and the Boston Celtics. The evening will come to a close with the Postgame Show and NBA GameTime as Aldridge, Smith and Snow recap the night.
Inside the NBA studio analyst Kenny Smith will join the NBA TV studio crew of Ernie Johnson and Eric Snow on Wed., Dec. 3 for the Pregame Show at 7:30 p.m. ET, followed by the Phoenix Suns @ New Orleans Hornets at 8 p.m. ET. Smith will also appear on the Postgame Show with Marc Fein and Eric Snow. Fein and Snow will wrap up the evening with NBA GameTime.
NBA TV’s weekly programming will feature its three signature nights, including:
Fan Night (Tuesdays): The Beat is a weekly roundtable show featuring NBA beat writers from newspapers across the country who will join host Marc Fein and TNT Insider David Aldridge to cover hot topics and NBA news.
Fan Night Week #6 voting opens on NBA.com on Tues., Dec. 2 for fans to decide the next NBA matchup they most want to see televised on NBA TV on Dec. 9. Voting will remain open until Wed., Dec 3 with the fans’ selection being announced that night on NBA TV.
Premiere Night (Wednesdays): Real NBA: Dwyane Wade will air on Wed., Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. ET with a look at the untold story of Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade’s early years, from his days growing up on the South Side of Chicago, all the way to the realization of his dream of being drafted into the NBA. Through exclusive interviews with Dwyane and his family, viewers will learn the little-known story of his upbringing, how his sister made a life-changing decision that put him on a path to safety, and how his brothers and dad turned him into the player he is today.
Also, NBA TV will premiere NBA Special: New Orleans On the Rise, at 7 p.m. ET. Through special access with Hornets starsChris Paul and Tyson Chandler, and head coach Byron Scott, viewers will see both the rebuilding of New Orleans and the story of the team that was forced to flee the city in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Legends Night (Thursdays): Thursday nights on NBA TV will continue to showcase the rich heritage of the NBA during Legends Night. The featured legends on Thurs., Dec. 4 will be take a look at the USA Basketball Team; through home videos, specials and games,Legends Night will chronicle USA Basketball from the Dream Team to the Redeem Team.
NBA TV PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE:
NOVEMBER 27 – NOVEMBER 30
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27: LEGENDS NIGHT
7 p.m. – 1 a.m. Featured Legend:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28
7 p.m. – 2 a.m. NBA GameTime Rick Kamla and Steve Smith
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29
1 – 3 p.m. Euroleague Game of the Week: CSKA Moscow @ Partizan Local Announcers
7:30 – 8 p.m. Pregame Show Rick Kamla and Steve Smith
8 – 10:30 p.m. Denver Nuggets @ Minnesota Timberwolves Local Announcers
10:30 – 11 p.m. Postgame Show Rick Kamla and Steve Smith
11 p.m. – 2 a.m. NBA GameTime Rick Kamla and Steve Smith
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. NBA TOP 10 GAMES OF THE WEEK
4:30 – 5 p.m. Pregame Show Andre Aldridge and Eric Snow
5 – 7:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls @ Philadelphia 76ers Local Announcers
7:30 – 8 p.m. Postgame Show Andre Aldridge and Eric Snow
10 p.m. – 12 a.m. NBA GAMETIME Andre Aldridge and Eric Snow
DECEMBER 1 – DECEMBER 7
MONDAY, DECEMBER 1
8 – 9 a.m. NBA.COM FANTASY INSIDER Rick Kamla
7 – 7:30 p.m. Pregame Show Andre Aldridge, Steve Smith and Eric Snow
7:30 – 10 p.m. Orlando Magic @ Boston Celtics Local Announcers
10 – 10:30 p.m. Postgame Show Andre Aldridge, Steve Smith and Eric Snow
10:30 p.m. – 2 a.m. NBA GameTime Andre Aldridge, Steve Smith and Eric Snow
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2: FAN NIGHT
6 – 6:30p.m. THE BEAT
6:30 – 7 p.m. THE BEAT (reair)
7 – 8p.m. NBA GameTime Ahmad Rashad, Chris Webber and Gary Payton
8- 8:30 p.m. Pregame Show Ahmad Rashad, Chris Webber and Gary Payton
8:30 – 11 p.m. FAN NIGHT GAME – TBD Local Announcers
11 – 11:30 p.m. Postgame Show Ahmad Rashad, Chris Webber and Gary Payton
11:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. NBA GameTime Ahmad Rashad, Chris Webber and Gary Payton
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3: PREMIERE NIGHT
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. NBA D-League Local Announcers
6:30 – 7 p.m. REAL NBA: Dwyane Wade
7 – 7:30 p.m. NBA SPECIAL: New Orleans on the Rise
7:30 – 8 p.m. Pregame Show Ernie Johnson, Eric Snow and Kenny Smith
8 – 10:30 p.m. Phoenix Suns @ New Orleans Hornets Local Announcers
10:30 – 11 p.m. Postgame Show Marc Fein, Eric Snow and Kenny Smith
11 p.m. – 2 a.m. NBA GameTime Marc Fein, Eric Snow and Kenny Smith
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4: LEGENDS NIGHT
8 p.m. – 2 a.m. Featured Legend:
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5
7 p.m. – 2 a.m. NBA GameTime Rick Kamla and Steve Smith
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6
1 – 3 p.m. Euroleague Game of the Week: Lottomatica Roma @ Alba Berlin Local Announcers
7 – 8 p.m. NBA GameTime Rick Kamla and Steve Smith
8 – 8:30 p.m. Pregame Show Rick Kamla and Steve Smith
8:30 – 11 p.m. Washington Wizzards @ Chicago Bulls Local Announcers
11 – 11:30 p.m. Postgame Show Rick Kamla and Steve Smith
11:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. NBA GameTime Rick Kamla and Steve Smith
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7
12:30 – 1 p.m. Pregame Show Andre Aldridge and Eric Snow
1 – 3:30 p.m. Portland Trail @ Toronto Raptors Local Announcers
3:30 – 4 p.m. Postgame Show Andre Aldridge and Eric Snow
4 – 9 p.m. NBA TOP 10 GAMES OF THE WEEK
FROM CBS SPORTS’ “THE NFL TODAY” ON THANKSGIVING DAY
Halftime report from THE NFL TODAY with the Tennessee Titans leading the Detroit Lions, 35-10
(On rotating the Thanksgiving Day game)
BILL COWHER: The game has become a part of tradition. Right now that tradition should be able to be shared by everybody in the country. Every team should have an opportunity to host this game, not just always in Detroit.
SHANNON SHARPE (aka “The Unknown Tight End” wearing a bag over his head): This is not very good. We have kids watching this. This is the most watched football game of the year because everyone is sitting around the television eating Thanksgiving dinner watching football, and they have to watch the Detroit Lions…This is ridiculous. The Detroit Lions every single year. This is what we have to go through.
BOOMER ESIASON: Unless my former (University of Maryland) roommate and former Buffalo Bills quarterback, Frank Reich, is coming out of that locker room – the Lions have no shot!
I don’t think Fox will sending anything over tonight, but you never know. Keep your RSS feeds updated.