Basketball fans, get out your favorite jerseys and stock the fridge. The NBA on TNT Road Show is setting up shop in Champions Square in New Orleans for a long weekend of live coverage of NBA All-Star events.
There is a lot to get excited about this year as the NBA on TNT has put together a massive amount of content across NBA TV, the NBA App, NBA.com and social media that is sure to satisfy the most avid b-ball fans.
Here are but a few highlights of all the fun. Be sure to check out all the NBA outlets above for more details.
Thursday, Jared Greenberg kicks off the action at 6 p.m. ET on TNT with 10 Before the Tip, bringing you all the news and updates you’re craving in advance of the tip off.
Friday at 9 p.m. ET on TNT, check out the NBA’s promising young talent, including Karl-Anthony Towns and Joel Embiid during the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge.
A first this year is full coverage of the All-Star Eastern and Western Conference practices on NBA TV, beginning at noon Saturday. Then at 8 p.m. ET tune into TNT for the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night featuring the big fan favorites: the skills challenge, three-point contest and slam dunk contest.
Sunday, the moment you’ve been waiting for—the 66th NBA All-Star Game—begins at 8 p.m. on TNT, followed by commentary from Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith on Inside the NBA , live from the Crescent City.
Things wrap up Monday beginning at 9 p.m. with Kevin Garnett: All-Star Interview. The 15-time NBA All-Star sits down with Hall of Famer and NBA TV analyst Kevin McHale to discuss his extraordinary career. Catch a clip of the interview here.
You don’t have to be in front a television to keep up with all the drama on and off the court. On Saturday at 6 p.m. ET Ben Lyons, Ro Parrish and Tony Rock host The Warmup, a Twitter Live show blending NBA, lifestyle, music and pop culture. While you’re on Twitter, check out the custom emojis designed for NBA TV and NBA on TNT talent that can be activated by placing a hashtag before the talent’s name (e.g., #CharlesBarkley). Beginning Saturday on Snapchat, fans can surround themselves with the bobblehead versions of their favorite All-Stars by using the customized NBA on TNT selfie lens.
Basketball fans in the New Orleans area can attend activities in Champions Square, including live musical performances from hit artists Pitbull and Travis Scott and interactive fan experiences, basketball clinics, pop-up stores, a food truck and more. Visit the NBA on TNT Road Show website for more information.
Get the (very full) scoop on Turner's coverage of the NBA-All Star event here.
We hope to see you court side.