The NBA on TNT is Turner Network Television's coverage of the National Basketball Association, produced by Turner Sports. TNT's basketball broadcasts, which include a weekly doubleheader known as TNT NBA Thursday, the Inside the NBA studio show, as well as playoff coverage, are perhaps that channel's signature programs. TNT began airing NBA games in 1988, and aired games on multiple nights of the week until 2002. In the video game NBA 07, made by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3 consoles, graphics for TNT's NBA games is seen when playing an exhibition, playoff, preseason, or seasonal game. A direct copy of TNT's graphics can also be seen on Cartoon Network's weekly basketball program, Run It Back, a program similar to Inside Stuff. The NBA on TNT is the network's longest-running program, as well as the current longest-running NBA game coverage program in the league.
NBA Jam is a show where National Basketball Association players take center stage, with lifestyle and music.
NBA Friday is a weekly presentation of National Basketball Association games on ESPN. Formerly known as NBA Friday Coast to Coast during doubleheader nights, the program starts the first Friday of the NBA season, and typically runs uninterrupted throughout the entire season. In 2006, NBA Friday was preempted from March 10 to March 31, due to ESPN deciding against counter programming the NCAA Tournament. Nearly all NBA Friday telecasts consist of a doubleheader, with one game typically from the east coast at 8:00 p.m and the west coast at 10:30 p.m. The KIA NBA Shootaround Pregame Show, the Toyota Halftime Show, and the Target Postgame Show are the studio shows that occur before, during, and after the NBA Friday Games. NBA Friday on ESPN is not exclusive; local sports networks may still air the game in their market. In that case, the ESPN broadcast on these markets is subject to blackout and SportsCenter is usually aired instead.
The NBA’s official annual award show to honor all of the league’s top performers.
NBA Showtime is the pregame show aired before each NBA on NBC telecast. The program, a half-hour in length, began during the 1990–91 NBA season, and was initially hosted by Bob Costas. Costas left in the mid-1990s, and became lead play-by-play voice of The NBA on NBC in 1997. Hannah Storm replaced Costas and hosted Showtime until Ahmad Rashad replaced her as host of the pregame show when Storm went on Maternity Leave in 2001. Storm returned from Maternity Leave in 2002 which meant that her and Rashad would alternate as hosts throughout the season. NBC kept the title of Showtime prior to the 2000–01 NBA season. Showtime analysts included: ⁕Quinn Buckner 1991–1993 ⁕P. J. Carlesimo 2000–2001 ⁕Pat Croce 2001–2002 ⁕Julius Erving 1993–1997 ⁕Mike Fratello 2001–2002 ⁕Kevin Johnson 2000–2001 ⁕Pat Riley 1990–1991 ⁕John Salley 1997–1998 ⁕Isiah Thomas 1998–2000 ⁕Tom Tolbert 2002 ⁕Peter Vecsey 1993–2001 ⁕Jayson Williams 2001–2002 Midway Games created a NBA Showtime arcade game in 1999. The game was an update to the NBA Jam series, and used the same opening music and presentation style as the television show.
NBA Countdown, is a weekly, thirty minute pregame show airing prior to each National Basketball Association telecast on the American Broadcasting Company. NBA Countdown typically airs each Sunday at 12:30 p.m, with the exception of some markets pre-empted for paid programming, or some Sundays when it airs at 2:00 or 3:00 p.m, and the NBA Finals, when it airs at 8:30 p.m. In 2006, the first and so far only one-hour edition of the pregame show aired, prior to Game 1 of the 2006 NBA Finals.
NBA Wednesday is a weekly presentation of the National Basketball Association on ESPN. Debuting in 2002, NBA Wednesday starts the first Wednesday of the NBA season and runs throughout the entire season. Games typically air at 9:00 p.m EST, following an ESPN's presentation of ACC Wednesday college basketball. NBA Wednesday is occasionally preempted by ACC Wednesday or other college basketball doubleheaders, as well as Wednesday Night Baseball. NBA Wednesday, like NBA Friday, is not exclusive; local sports networks may still air the game in their market. In that case, the ESPN broadcast on these markets is subject to blackout and SportsCenter is usually aired instead.
NBA Tonight is a National Basketball Association studio program that airs on ESPN. The program used to air as part of ESPN's The Trifecta. Formerly known as NBA 2Night and NBA Fastbreak, the program, hosted by various ESPN personalities, provides highlights, analysis and updates from the night's NBA games. Segments include "3Ds", which looks at the night's top dunks, defense and dimes.
NBA Action is a weekly show with news and highlights of the NBA. The show first premiered in 1990 on ESPN. It currently airs on NBA TV with new episodes at 6:30 ET/5:30 CT every Thursday night during the season.
NBA Stories is a show where it features the stories about the NBA teams, players, and coaches.
NBA Shootaround is a pregame show for ESPN's coverage of the National Basketball Association. Typically, the program airs at 7:30 p.m, prior to ESPN's presentation of NBA Friday, though it does occasionally air prior to ESPN's NBA Wednesday coverage. The show is sponsored by Kia Motors, giving it the official name KIA NBA Shootaround, and aired live from ESPN/ABC's Times Square Studios from 2003 to 2006.
NBA Basketballography is a show hosted by Andre Aldridge aired since 2005 replacing Overtime.
The NBA on CBS is a former weekly presentation of National Basketball Association games on CBS Sports. The NBA on CBS ran from the 1973–1974 NBA season until the 1989-90 NBA season.
Inside the NBA is the five-time Emmy Award-winning postgame show for NBA on TNT broadcasts. The program features host Ernie Johnson with analysts Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O'Neal. Occasionally, Johnson, Smith, Barkley, and O'Neal are joined by analyst Chris Webber.
NBA Gametime Live is a television program, that is the flagship program of NBA TV. The show began airing on October 30th, 2008.
NBA Home Video is a basketball show aired on Basketball TV. It first aired in 2006.
NBA Inside Stuff is returning to NBA TV with brand-new episodes featuring co-hosts Grant Hill and Kristen Ledlow set to debut Saturday, November 2, at Noon ET. The series, which last aired in 2005, will combine some of the franchise’s most celebrated segments – redefined versions of “Jam Session” and “Rewind” – with in-depth interviews highlighting some of the NBA’s biggest stars and more, all packaged with a fresh new look. The 30-minute show will be televised weekly throughout the NBA season, along with several special editions airing at select times during the year. The return of NBA Inside Stuff will also include brand extensions across the entire NBA Digital portfolio and social media integration across all platforms. NBA Inside Stuff is a television program that now airs on NBA TV and previously aired on NBC for many years, then on ABC, featuring behind the scenes activities of NBA players. The program also includes features on fitness and fundamentals of basketball. Previously hosted by Ahmad Rashad, the program was co-hosted by and then solo hosted by Summer Sanders.
NBA on NBC is the former weekly presentation of National Basketball Association games on the National Broadcasting Company television network from 1955 to 1962, and again from 1990 to 2002. The NBA on NBC succeeded the NBA on CBS. During NBC's partnership with the NBA in the 1990s, the league rose to unprecedented popularity for the sport, with ratings surpassing the days of Magic Johnson and Larry Bird in the mid-eighties.
ABC's coverage of the NBA on ESPN, known as NBA Sunday Showcase on ABC or ESPN NBA on ABC since 2010, is a weekly presentation of National Basketball Association games on ABC television network in the United States, replacing the NBA on NBC. NBA Sunday typically airs on afternoons at 1:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. ET. When not airing games in its usual Sunday afternoon slot, it is known as ESPN's Coverage of the NBA on ABC. During the NBA Finals, ABC presents games in prime time, mostly at 9:00 p.m. ET, when it is known as ESPN's Coverage of the NBA Finals on ABC or ESPN NBA Finals on ABC. Since its return to ABC in 2002, the show has been produced by sister network ESPN, and since 2006 has transferred all of its operations to ESPN, when ABC Sports became ESPN on ABC. Since then, it has been an ESPN program, and only has been identified as ABC's coverage of the NBA on ESPN. This is the second time NBA games have aired on ABC; from 1965 to 1973, ABC was the main carrier of the NBA. It was announced on June 27, 2007 that the NBA on ABC had been renewed through the 2015–2016 season.