NBA Playoffs II

ESPN/ABC to Open NBA Playoffs with 5 of the 1st Eight Games This Weekend

The NBA Playoffs begin this weekend and ESPN/ABC will kick off things with a combined quadrupleheader on Saturday and a single game on Sunday. It all tips off on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN when the Brooklyn Nets take on the Toronto Raptors from the Air Canada Centre with Dave Pasch, Jon Barry […]

Turner Sports 2

Some Weekend Sports Media Thoughts

Time for a long overdue sports media post. You get three columns-in-one. Nice concept for you. If you don’t know the name Sandy Grossman in the pantheon of sports television, you should. He was the “A” director on the NFL on CBS and Fox, the NBA on CBS, the NHL on Fox and directed two […]

BREAKING NEWS: Comcast to Buy Time Warner Cable

In a move that Americans are trying to wrap their proverbial heads arounds, news broke Wednesday night that the largest U.S. cable provider, Comcast, has entered into an agreement to purchase the second largest, Time Warner Cable. According to CNBC (owned by Comcast), this megadeal is worth $159 per share or somewhere in the neighborhood […]

ESPN Radio to Air NBA All-Star Game on Sunday

As it has dating back to the 1990′s ESPN Radio will have complete coverage of NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. It will begin with the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, February 14, then the All-Star Saturday Night featuring the Skills Competition and it all culminates with the All-Star Game on Sunday. Kevin Calabro will […]

NBA Commissioner David Stern to Appear on NBA TV Friday

Outgoing NBA Commissioner David Stern will conduct one of his final interviews as the Leader of the Association this Friday. NBA on TNT host Ernie Johnson interviews Stern on “David Stern: 30 Years” which airs on NBA TV at 7 p.m. ET. In the one-hour program looks at the Stern’s past history with the league […]

Fang’s Bites Podcast No. 4 — James Andrew Miller, ESPN Book

Just one guest today on the Fang’s Bites podcast and it’s James Andrew Miller, the co-author of Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN. The subjects discussed: Brent Musburger being replaced as Voice of College Football Management Changes at ESPN The Grantland story on Dr. V, the transgender woman who committed […]

TNT to Announce 2014 NBA All-Star Starters Before Thursday Night Doubleheader

TNT, the NBA’s Network of Record dating back to the 1990′s, will be on the case Thursday with the announcement of the All-Star Game starting lineups. The announcement will be made during a one-hour edition of NBA Tip-Off at 7 p.m. ET just before its weekly Thursday night doubleheader. Starting at 8 p.m. ET, TNT […]

NBA TV Takes Celts-Heat For Fan Night

NBA TV says a massively weakened Boston Celtics will take on the Miami Heat on Tuesday as part of its Fan Night. Apparently the fans want to see if the Celtics are truly tanking for the season to get into the Draft Lottery. This is what NBA TV is saying about Fan Night. Fans Select […]

TNT Airs a MLK Day Doubleheader

In its usual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day primetime slots, TNT has a doubleheader. It’s Western Conference-centric as there are three Western teams playing in the two games. Check it out below. NBA on TNT to Present MLK Day Doubleheader on Monday, Jan. 20 — Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets & Indiana Pacers vs. Golden […]

TNT Airs Yet Another Thursday NBA Doubleheader

And let’s end our early morning posting with TNT’s Thursday Night NBA doubledip which will have New York at Indiana in the early game and Oklahoma City at Houston in the late game. NBA Action Continues on TNT Thursday, Jan. 16, with Doubleheader Action – Knicks vs. Pacers & Thunder vs. Rockets The NBA on TNT […]

The NBA on TNT’s First Thursday Night Doublheader of 2014

After taking a week off for the New Year, the NBA on TNT is back on Thursday with another doubleheader featuring the New York Knicks and Miami Heat in the first game and the Oklahoma City Thunder taking on Denver in the nightcap. As usual, Inside the NBA caps off your night. The NBA on […]

NBA TV’s First Fan Night of 2014 Involves New Orleans at Miami

On Tuesday, NBA TV’s first Fan Night of 2014 will take place. The two-time defending champions, the Miami Heat will host the New Orleans Pelicans. Fans Select New Orleans Pelicans at Miami Heat as NBA TV’s NBA Fan Night Telecast Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 7:30 p.m. ET NBA TV’s upcoming NBA Fan Night will feature […]

The NBA on TNT is Back on the Night after Xmas

After the NBA goes all out with five games on Christmas Day on ABC/ESPN, the Association goes back to TNT the following night with its usual Thursday night doubleheader. TNT has a Western Conference double dip with Memphis at Houston followed by the Los Angeles Clippers at Portland. That will be the last games of […]

ESPN/ABC Combine for Five Christmas Day NBA Games

ESPN and ABC will team up to air all of the NBA’s Christmas Day games starting at noon ET with the Chicago Bulls taking on the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center and lasting until 1 a.m. after the Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors game in Oakland. Unlike the last couple of years […]