There will be plenty of interesting programming on NBA TV, TNT, ESPN and ESPN Radio leading up to the 2013 NBA All Star weekend in Houston. There will be plenty of interesting programming and features to get fans in the mood for the 2013 All Star action.
Let’s start on Thursday on NBA TV with a not to be missed Slam Dunk Marathon. The network will feature ALL of the Slam Dunk champions from the past 25 years. The 15-hour marathon will feature every competition since 1984. Get your DVR’s ready because the Dunk- a-thon gets going at 10 a.m. with a special presentation of the first Slam Dunk contest ever held during the 1976 ABA All-Star Game.
Friday, Feb. 15 All Star events schedule:
NBA TV- BBVA Rising Stars Challenge practice from 10:30 a.m.-noon ET
NBA TV - Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announcement at 12 p.m. ET
NBA TV - NBA All-Star Media Day featuring live interviews with participants from 12:30-3 p.m. ET
Broadband coverage of all events will be on NBA.COM
ESPN - Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game – 7 p.m. ET
TNT - The BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at 9 p.m. ET
Radio on ESPN Radio and Broadband on NBA.COM
Saturday, Feb 16 All Star events schedule:
NBA TV - Coverage of Eastern and Western Conference All-Star practices from 12-1:30 p.m ET
NBA TV - Will televise the 2013 NBA D-League All-Star Game at 3 p.m. ET
NBA TV - Will exclusively air Commissioner David Stern’s All-Star Press Conference at 7 p.m. ET
No radio coverage of these events but broadband will be at NBA.COM
TNT will air a special edition of Open Court: All-Star Edition at 7 p.m. The critically-acclaimed, one-hour roundtable discussion will be hosted by Ernie Johnson with Charles Barkley, Regie Miller, Steve Kerr, Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith, Chris Webber and Steve Smith.
TNT - State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, including the Sears Shooting Stars competition, Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Foot Locker Three-Point Contest and Sprite Slam Dunk contest, will be televised live with coverage beginning at 8 p.m. ET
Radio coverage will be on ESPN and Broadband can be seen on NBA.COM - TNT Overtime
Feb. 17 All Star coverage schedule:
NBA TV - Sprint Pregame Concert at NBA All-Star at 6 p.m ET
TNT - Will exclusively televise the 2013 NBA All-Star Game presented by Kia Motors with coverage beginning at 7 p.m.
Radio on ESPN and Broadband at NBA.COM - TNT Overtime.
A big note for broadband fans TNT Overtime, a live video player offering a companion experience during TNT’s live NBA coverage, will debut a redesigned version for NBA All-Star. The player will continue to offer alternative camera angles, now in high definition, throughout TNT’s on-air presentation and will now feature:
Video Highlights – fans can play back key plays during the game via in-game highlights.
Fan Excitement Meter & Fanscape Map – fans can feel the pulse of social conversation including which geographical areas are most engaged via social platforms and which NBA topics are receiving the most buzz during NBA All-Star events.
On the Court – fans can easily track which players are on the court, along with in-depth statistics and the ability to compare game performance with a player’s season averages.