Yes, between TNT and ESPN, you already get a pretty steady diet of NBA action. But imagine a world in which you don’t have to get by on one or two games a day. A world in which you don’t have to sit through a blowout because there are no other games. This weekend that world is yours. Starting Friday 2/21 and running through Sunday 2/23, Sling subscribers can gorge indiscriminately on hoops via NBA League Pass.
We sat down with NBATV commentators Kevin McHale, Steve Smith and Brendan Haywood to talk about their picks for the NBA Finals and the benefits of adding NBA League Pass for the rest of the season. Here are a few games you can look forward this week in the NBA.
Kevin McHale on the Joys of NBA League Pass
On Friday, if Denver–OKC (8pm ET on ESPN) doesn’t appeal to you, you can instead watch Luka Dončić lead the Mavericks against Nikola Vučević and the Orlando Magic at 7pm ET. If New Orleans vs Portland in the late game isn’t your bag, watch presumptive Rookie of the Year Ja Morant (17.6-3.5-7.1) and fellow 20-year-old Jaren Jackson Jr. lead the Memphis Grizzlies against LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the LA Lakers at 10:30pm ET.
How the NBA Has Changed Since Brendan Haywood Played
Can’t stand the thought of watching the Sixers get whipped by the Bucks Saturday (8:30pm ET on ABC/ESPN3)? Don’t. You can flip over to James Harden and the Houston Rockets paying a visit to Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz at 9pm ET in a potential first round playoff preview.
NBATV Analysts Make their Picks
Come Sunday, if you find you’ve simply had your fill of Celtics–Lakers (3:30pm ET on ABC/ESPN3), watch to see how it goes with Victor Oladipo’s efforts to get into regular-season form as the Pacers take on the defending champion Toronto Raptors at 6pm ET.
Quickly eyeballing the schedule, with a little determination (an a mountain of patience from your loved ones), you could watch roughly 20 hours of NBA action this weekend, catching action from all 30 teams at one time or another on NBA League Pass.
Did we mention it was free?