Your NBA Announcing Schedule, A New TNT Basketball Commercial And More!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wanted to get a post up (get it?) on all things associated with the NBA's opening night this evening. Below are a few links, your NBA Announcing Schedule for the rest of the week and also your first look at the new NBA on TNT commercials that they'll be airing this Fall. Make sure you check out the new look NBA TV tonight starting at 5pm and then TNT's pregame gets underway at 7pm. ESPN resumes their NBA coverage on Wednesday with NBA Shootaround starting at 7pm as well.

Here's the schedule, some links and the new TNT commercial staring none other than AA's featured man of the day, Charles Barkley, and Senator and Actor....Fred Thompson!

Announcing Schedule:

Tuesday, October 28th

NBA Tip-Off 2008 (TNT, 7pm)- Boston Celtics Ring Ceremony
Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics (TNT, 8pm)- Marv Albert, Reggie Miller, Mike Fratello and Craig Sager
Portland Trailblazers at LA Lakers (TNT, 10:30pm)- Kevin Harlan, Doug Collins and Cheryl Miller

Wednesday, October 29th

NBA Shootaround (ESPN, 7pm)- Stuart Scott, Jon Barry, Avery Johnson
Phoenix at San Antonio (ESPN, 8pm)- Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, Lisa Salters
L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers (ESPN, 10:30pm)- Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown, Heather Cox

Thursday, October 30th

NBA Tip-Off (TNT, 8pm)- Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Chris Webber
Houston Rockets @ Dallas Mavericks (TNT, 8:15pm)- Marv Albert, Mike Fratello, Reggie Miller and Cheryl Miller
New Orleans Hornets @ Phoenix Suns (TNT, 10:30pm)- Kevin Harlan, Doug Collins and Craig Sager

Friday, October 31st

NBA Shootaround (ESPN, 7:30pm)- Stuart Scott, Avery Johnson, Jalen Rose
Chicago at Boston (ESPN, 8pm)- Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, Doris Burke
San Antonio at Portland (ESPN, 10:30pm)- Kevin Calabro, Jon Barry, Nancy Lieberman

Reading Material:

Field report: NBA Tip-Off Celebration, New York City (Ball Don't Lie)
While You Were Sleeping VII: The FreeDarko EVERY GAME PREVIEW (Free Darko)
The NBA finally has its curves back (Bill Simmons)
SLAM’s Official 2008-09 NBA Preview (SLAM)
Poor Kobe Bryant, the Video (True Hoop)
Celtics Begin Title Defense with Playoff Rematch (Celts Blog)
Game 1 Preview: Blazers vs. L*kers (Blazers Edge)
Superman Don't Need No Robin (Cavalier Attitude)

TNT's New NBA Spot:


C-Webb is also on NBA-TV, right now with the Glove. I can't believe I stumbled upon this.

Anonymous said...
Oct 28, 2008, 5:06:00 PM  

You forgot one for Tuesday:

Milwaukee Bucks at Chicago Bulls (WGN, 7:30pm) Neil Funk and Stacey King

Oct 28, 2008, 6:00:00 PM  

That's just locally right, stalking? On my program guide, I've got 4 episodes of The Ropers on WGN America.

Oct 28, 2008, 7:44:00 PM  

Anybody watching it now? There new scoreboard and clock graphic sucks.

Ted Hill said...
Oct 28, 2008, 9:07:00 PM  

Whoa! TNT did a total Overhaul on ALL Graphics! Everything is New! I hate them too! The scoreboard is weird! I expect ESPN or ABC to change graphics this year because it is what they do but TNT did a total change with everything!

I guess Lisa is Replacing Michele...

No Dan Shulman this week. I guess he return to the NBA in a week or 2 because he is the best Non Lead NBA Play by Play man period.

ESPN should move Mike Tirico to the ABC studio and put Dan Shulman to the number 2 spot...

Anonymous said...
Oct 28, 2008, 9:33:00 PM  

First game of the season, and the refs are already slobbing all over the Celtics knobs.

Unknown said...
Oct 28, 2008, 10:15:00 PM  

I could deal with the TNT graphics if:
-there wasn't a yellow line underneath the team that has the lead (this would be good if it signified a possession arrow in college basketball)
-there wasn't the faint clinking of champagne glasses sound after every made basket

Oct 28, 2008, 10:47:00 PM  

Oh no! Change on TNT! Oh, how I hate change!

Unknown said...
Oct 28, 2008, 11:37:00 PM  
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Oct 29, 2008, 12:41:00 AM  

Forgot to mention this is (at least on my Comcast cable) one of the Free Preview weeks of NBA League Pass.

Oct 29, 2008, 12:48:00 AM  

FDT should have been running in a election next week.

Mark said...
Oct 29, 2008, 5:42:00 AM  

The graphics for the Lakers-Blazers game were different from the Celtics-Cavs game. My synapses are losing it!!!!

Anonymous said...
Oct 29, 2008, 9:28:00 AM  

Wow - the NBA is so terrible! Too bad it's back again. Gag.

Anonymous said...
Oct 29, 2008, 10:09:00 AM  


Anonymous said...
Oct 29, 2008, 12:58:00 PM  

Hopefully, Heather Cox, Lisa Salters and Nancy Liebermann replace Ric Bucher for good. I don't want that anti-Mormon a-hole infiltrating my HD signal anymore. It's good to have the NBA back.

Brad James said...
Oct 29, 2008, 1:20:00 PM  

anyone know the annoucners for thursday tnt game between rockets and blazers?

Anonymous said...
Nov 4, 2008, 12:16:00 AM  

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