Original Programming Highlighted by Shaq: The Rookie Season, a Look Back at Shaquille O’Neal’s Remarkable Rookie Season with the Orlando Magic, and The Mailman, a One-On-One
Conversation with Utah Jazz Great Karl Malone Hosted by Isiah Thomas
Live Programming to Include Sunday’s NBA All-Star Postgame, Unparalleled Access to Top Stars, NBA GameTime Live, NBA All-Star Practices & Media Availabilities, HOF Finalists & Legends Brunch
NBA HBCU Classic Presented by AT&T Featuring Grambling State University and Southern University & G-League Next Up Game to Deliver Live Game Action from Salt Lake City
NBA TV will be the destination for extensive coverage of NBA All-Star 2023, with live and original programming starting Friday, Feb. 17. Wall-to-wall live programming from Salt Lake City 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 presented by State Farm.
The network will feature an hour-long special Shaq: The Rookie Season, reflecting on one of the most dominant and entertaining rookie seasons in NBA history, with airings throughout the weekend, including Saturday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. The latest Basketball Stories retrospective looks back at Shaquille O’Neal’s first season with the Orlando Magic. The highly anticipated first overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft arrived on the scene with the same authority as one of his thunderous dunks.
On his way to being named the 1993 NBA Rookie of the Year, O’Neal became the first NBA rookie since Michael Jordan to be voted as a starter in the All-Star Game. The former LSU star also became the first rookie to win Player of the Week honors in his first week in the NBA.
In celebration of the 72nd NBA All-Star game taking place in Salt Lake City, NBA TV will premiere an hour-long conversation – The Mailman – with Utah Jazz icon Karl Malone as part of the Basketball Stories series on Monday, Feb. 20, at 8 p.m. Fellow NBA 75th Anniversary Team member Isiah Thomas will host as Malone reflects on his historic career with the Jazz, longtime teammate and Hall of Famer John Stockton and Malone’s thoughts on the NBA today.
The NBA HBCU Classic presented by AT&T will tip off on Saturday, Feb. 19 with a matchup between the Grambling State University and Southern University men’s basketball teams. Simulcast coverage on NBA TV, TNT and ESPN2 will begin at 4 p.m. with host Stephanie Ready (Coppin State University alumna), analysts Grant Hill and Monica McNutt and reporter Taylor Rooks. Siera Jones, a recent graduate of Norfolk State University, will be a special contributor as part of the Warner Bros. Discovery Oscar Pope Lift Every Voice Fellowship.
Live game coverage from NBA All-Star 2023 will also include the NBA G League Next Up Game featuring 24 of the top players from across the G League on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 3 p.m. Scoot Henderson and Luka Garza will serve as team captains.
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 Salt Lake City to provide the latest news and leading storylines daily throughout NBA All-Star 2023. On-site studio coverage will tip off Friday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Additional coverage will include Saturday, Feb. 18, at 10:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 19, at 5 p.m. The network’s coverage will feature leading basketball analysts including Grant Hill and Steve Smith. Hosts and reporters will include Matt Winer, Chris Miles and Jared Greenberg.
Jordan Rising Stars Practice
NBA TV will have complete coverage of Friday’s 2023 Jordan Rising Stars practice from 12:30-2 p.m., including commentators Candace Parker, Jamal Crawford, Stephanie Ready and Adam Lefkoe. 2022 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Scottie Barnes, runner-up Evan Mobley, along with leading rookies Paolo Banchero and Bennedict Mathurin will be joined by young stars from the NBA G League Ignite team. For the second year there will be four teams, led by legends Pau Gasol, Deron Williams, Joakim Noah and Jason Terry.
Hall of Fame Finalists Revealed
The network will have live coverage of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2023 Finalists Announcement – with host Winer – Friday, Feb. 17 at 5:30 p.m.
NBA All-Star Saturday
The network’s live programming from Salt Lake City will include exclusive NBA All-Star Practice presented by AT&T coverage on Saturday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m., along with media day coverage of Team LeBron and Team Giannis. Leading up to Saturday night’s festivities, the network will present commissioner Adam Silver’s media availability live at 7 p.m.
NBA All-Star Postgame Presented by Kia on Sunday
After TNT’s coverage of the 72nd NBA All-Star Game presented by Kia culminates on Sunday, Feb. 19, fans can tune into NBA TV to catch the NBA All-Star Postgame Show featuring Hill, Smith and Greenberg live from Salt Lake City.
NBA TV will also provide coverage of this year’s Legends Awards on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m.
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