As if NBA TV weren't already entertaining enough...good morning, sweet world.
The Starters are now joining the network for the upcoming 2013-14 season, according to an official press release from NBA.com. And if you haven't heard of them, it's only because this is the new name of the group previously known as The Basketball Jones.
It's the same collection of talent (J.E. Skeets, Trey Kerby, Leigh Ellis and Tas Melas) that produced memorable—dare I say legendary?—videos like this:
Now that The Starters are officially within the NBA TV fold, they'll be quite active:
The Starters will take the floor in time for the start of the season with a daily podcast (Monday through Friday; hosted on NBA.com and also available on iTunes) and a one-hour NBA TV show, an extension of the podcast, airing weekdays regularly at 6 p.m. ET. The Starters will also feature a blog, edited by Kerby, hosted on NBA.com.
A special edition of The Starters will premiere Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 5 p.m. on NBA TV, prior to the network's opening night doubleheader.
If you want even more information about how you can get your fill of Skeets, Kerby and Co., check out their FAQ on Facebook.
There's really only one question that it doesn't answer, and that comes to us courtesy of Hardwood Paroxysm's Ananth Pandian:
I hope in the first episode of #TheStarters, everyone is wearing Starter jackets— AP (@Ananth_Pandian) October 2, 2013
Regardless of the outfits they throw on, this is big news for the premier NBA network. You know, because Chuck, Ernie and the rest of "Inside the NBA" didn't already make it awesome enough.
So make sure you set your alarms for the Oct. 30 opening and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. You aren't going to want to be late to this party.