Watch NBA on TNT
- 28 Seasons
The NBA on TNT is the premier network show for all of the marquee events involving NBA basketball. The show consists of a pre-game, halftime, and post-game show hosted by long time announcer Ernie Johnson. Throughout the season, many former players provide insight to the show's commentary, including Shaquille O'Neal, Kenny "The Jet" Smith, and Hall of Fame player Charles Barkley. The flow of the show is one of expert insight along with constant bits of comedy, focusing primarily on Barkley's up and down again weight. Other basketball personalities that contribute occasionally on the show include Chris Webber and Reggie Miller-both of whom are well respected for what they did on the court as players. The NBA on TNT is broadcast nationwide multiple times per week, and focuses on key matchups in both the Eastern and Western Conferences. The show also hosts the NBA All Star Game and the supporting events leading up to the game such as the Rookies Game, the three-point contest, and the slam dunk content. There have been on occasions, where the NBA on TNT have shifted their normally scheduled coverage to alternate night because of the network's involvement in broadcasting NCAA tournament games, and moved Thursday night broadcasts to Monday nights. The only team that has little or no coverage on the NBA on TNT are the Toronto Raptors, due to Canada's broadcasting laws preferring to air local coverage of the team over national broadcast coverage in the United States. The focus of the show during the playoffs, is what TNT terms "40 Games in 40 Nights", which broadcasts as many of the first round, second round, and conference finals games as possible. The NBA on TNT holds exclusive rights to all playoff broadcasts from the second round through the conference finals, while local affiliates can simultaneously air first round games of the NBA playoffs. The NBA on TNT is well known for their superior announcing teams, which include the legendary Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, Kevin Harlan, the "Czar of the Telestrator", Mike Fratello, the aforementioned Reggie Miller, and the Hall of Fame announcer, Dick Stockton. One of the nightly highlights of the show is seeing what outlandish colored sport coat sideline announcer Craig Sager will wear during the broadcast.