NBA Gametime Live

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NBA Gametime
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Country of origin USA
No. of episodes N/A
Production
Running time varied
Broadcast
Original channel NBA TV
Original run October 2008 – present

NBA Gametime is a television program, that is the flagship program of NBA TV. The show began airing on October 30th, 2008.

Background[edit]

The show has a studio host, and various studio analysts. The show airs live, and provides the viewer live look-in's in NBA games, where they show a team's actual broadcast, analysis, interviews, and break news. The show airs live six days a week, not airing on Thursdays due to the NBA's commitment to The NBA on TNT. The postgame edition, exclusive to NBA Playoffs coverage, airs daily and covers all playoff games. During TNT's playoff coverage, Gametime Live: Postgame airs around the same time as Inside the NBA. During the offseason, Gametime airs on a semi-daily basis, mostly to give results of WNBA and NBA Summer League games, report offseason transactions, and provide latest news on USA Basketball, Olympic basketball and FIBA competitions.

Format[edit]

The show airs "live look-in's" throughout the night, in which they air some footage of a game currently airing on local broadcasts. The only games NBA TV is not allowed to look in are games broadcast by ESPN and ABC. The studio team also provides analysis on any sort of news, or questions provided by the fans. On some nights, Ronnie Nunn provides a shorter version of his former show, Making the Call with Ronnie Nunn, in which Ronnie challenges the viewer at home (As well as the analysts in the studio,) to decide on if a referee made a right call in a game. After some of the games, the crew interviews players on winning teams. The crew also sometimes has phone interviews with former players of the game.

An edited one hour/thirty minute version of the broadcast is repeated throughout the late night/early morning hours.

Tuesday Fan Night[edit]

On Tuesday broadcasts, viewers at home pick which game the channel will air that day, on the NBA's official website. Ahmad Rashad, Gary Payton, and Chris Webber originally provide analysis for that game, as well as announce the games that the viewers can vote on for the next week. However, the team changed for the 2009-2010 NBA season, being Kevin McHale and Ernie Johnson along with Webber, replacing Rashad and Payton. Tuesday broadcasts were often made fun of by the comedy sports show, Sports Soup, due to the antics of both Webber and Payton.

Personalities[edit]

The studio host and analysts vary every night on NBA Gametime.

Studio hosts[edit]

Rick Kamla (2008-present)
Ernie Johnson (2008-present)
Kyle Montgomery (2008-present)
Bob Fiscella (2009-present)
Matt Winer (2009-present)
Vince Cellini (2009-present)

Studio analysts[edit]

Shaquille O'Neal (2011-present)
Steve Smith (2008-present)
Kenny Smith (2008-present)
Chris Webber (2008-present)
Cheryl Miller (2008-present)
Charles Barkley (2008-present)
David Aldridge (2008-present)
Antonio Davis (2008-present)
Bernard King (2008-present)
Mike Fratello (2008-present)
Derrick Coleman (2009-present)
Scot Pollard (2009-present)
Brent Barry (2009-present)
Dennis Scott (2009-present)
Sam Mitchell (2008-present)

Former hosts and analysts[edit]

Andre Aldridge (2008-2009)
Ahmad Rashad (2008-2009)
Gary Payton (2008-2009)
Eddie Jordan (2008-2009)
Reggie Theus (2008-2009)
LaPhonso Ellis (2009)
Lawrence Frank (2010)
Eric Snow (2008-2010)
Marc Fein (2008-2011)
Kevin McHale (2009-2011)

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