Programming Highlights Include Pre- and Postgame NBA GameTime, NBABet and NBA Finals Film Room Shows Throughout the Series
Original Programming to Include Everything But the Chip: the 2001 76ers Tonight at 8 p.m. ET
NBA TV – the ultimate destination for fans seeking the most in-depth highlights, news and analysis throughout the NBA Finals 2023 presented by YouTubeTV – will feature nightly programming throughout the series between the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat .
The network will provide blanket coverage throughout the series, including expanded, two-hour long GameTime at the NBA Finals 2023 presented by YouTubeTV pregame shows and comprehensive postgame coverage starting Thursday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. ET.
NBA TV’s pregame and postgame studio coverage will feature a marquee roster of commentators including Inside the NBA analysts Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith, pairing at times with Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famers Grant Hill and Isiah Thomas, former NBA Champions Steve Smith and Brendan Haywood and three-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year Jamal Crawford.
Matt Winer and Chris Miles will host the network’s gameday coverage, live from Denver and Miami, while Jared Greenberg and Dennis Scott will serve as reporters.
NBA TV’s GameTime at the NBA Finals 2023 presented by YouTubeTV analyst schedule includes:
Games 1-2: Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and Grant Hill
Game 3-4: Kenny Smith, Isiah Thomas and Jamal Crawford
Game 5 (if nec.): Thomas, Steve Smith and Brendan Haywood
Game 6 (if nec.): Hill, Crawford and Steve Smith
Game 7 (if nec.): Thomas, Hill and Haywood
Leading into NBA GameTime on gamedays will be NBA TV’s quick-hitting NBABet Show which features betting analysis and breakdowns starting Thursday at 6 p.m. The 30-minute show is hosted by Adam Lefkoe with analysts Vince Goodwill, Tim Doyle and Chris Raybon.
NBA TV’s signature NBA GameTime studio show will offer complete, live coverage on non-game days.
The network will also offer NBA Finals Film Room presented by YouTubeTV with analysts Sam Mitchell and Earl Watson joining hosts Nabil Karim and Miles to provide a full breakdown of game action and on-court strategy. The show will air regularly at 9 p.m. on days following games.
NBA TV will premiere a new special Everything But the Chip: the 2001 76ers, which revisits one of the most iconic teams in Philadelphia sports history – the 2001 Philadelphia 76ers – on Wednesday, May 31, at 8 p.m. Led by 2001 NBA MVP Allen Iverson and 2001 NBA Coach of the Year Larry Brown, the 76ers won their first 10 games and never looked back in the Eastern Conference, eventually reaching the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Through the eyes of the players, front office, media and fans who witnessed it first-hand, NBA TV’s latest Basketball Stories retrospective takes an in-depth look at one of the most eventful and rewarding seasons in 76ers history. In addition to its collective team success, individual accolades for Philadelphia included Iverson and Brown being named NBA MVP and COY, respectively, while Dikembe Mutombo captured 2001 NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Aaron McKie was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year and Iverson won NBA All-Star MVP.