Fantasy Frenzy: Monday, Oct. 16
This is a spectacle you don't want to miss!
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The furor has built up all summer long. Following months of withdrawal, fantasy basketball is back! With training camps and preseason games in full swing and the start of the 2006-2007 regular season in close sight, things are certainly heating up.
And to celebrate all this action, the NBA is going out in full force to get you ready for fantasy basketball this season. This won't be happening for an hour or two. It happens all day long. That's right. All fantasy...all day. You can't get enough.
On Monday, October 16, the NBA will hit a number of outlets to feed you fantasy basketball information for this season. Internet, Radio, TV, Q&A's, chats. You got it! NBA TV's fantasy expert Rick Kamla will lead the way during this 14-hour multimedia event, which will include expert analysis on NBA.com and NBA Radio on SIRIUS Satellite Radio and will culminate with the one-hour NBA TV Fantasy Basketball Selection Show. He'll be rushing around all day long to ensure your needs are catered to.
It doesn't matter if you're a fantasy expert or are just getting started. We've got you covered from the games to draft preparation to strategy and more. Be sure to check in all day, on all outlets, to get all the fantasy basketball goodness you want and need.
Here's the complete list of events for Fantasy Frenzy on Monday:
8 a.m. ET: NBA Radio on SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Ch. 127), Fantasy Basketball Tip-Off
Rick Kamla will begin his fantasy draft marathon on NBA Radio when he provides a live, forty-minute “Fantasy Hoops 101” crash course. He will discuss his fantasy hoops philosophy as well as preview the rest of the day’s NBA Fantasy Basketball action.
10:30 a.m. ET: NBA.com Fantasy Mailbag with Rick Kamla
Let's take it to the keyboards. Rick Kamla will lend his expertise to the NBA.com Fantasy Resource Center by conducting a Q&A session with fans. Post a question and have Kamla give his expert opinion!
Check out Kamla's answers
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12 p.m. ET: NBA TV News Break /
NBA.com Fantasy Chat with Jon Loomer
And we're back to TV. Rick Kamla will give his latest fantasy hoops insights during this segment, which is the network's new basketball news and information feature. NBA TV’s news ticker also will provide fantasy information during the day. In addition, NBA.com Fantasy guru Jon Loomer drops in to answer questions about NBA.com's Fantasy Basketball games, setup and strategy.
Read Loomer's Chat
1:30 p.m. ET: NBA.com Fantasy Chat with Rick Kamla
Back to the computer. Rick Kamla's back on NBA.com handling comments, concerns and questions from fans about general fantasy basketball topics.
Read Kamla's Chat
2 p.m. ET: LIVE! NBA Cares Celebrity Fantasy League Draft
Last season, ESPN.com's The Sports Guy, Bill Simmons, took the first-ever NBA Cares Celebrity Fantasy League title when he thumped Bernie Mac. Both Bill and Bernie are back for the 2006-07 NBA Cares Celebrity Fantasy League, and you can follow their Draft live, here at NBA.com. See who Bill, Bernie, Pam and Kid, Spike Lee and TNT's Kenny Smith, who finished dead last in 2005-06, pick for their teams.
Complete draft results
3-6 p.m. ET: NBA Radio on SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Ch. 127)
Rick Kamla will return to the radio airwaves as he recaps the major fantasy basketball topics and answers calls from listeners. In addition, he will interview NBA.com Fantasy Basketball expert Matthew Berry, known as “The Talented Mr. Roto,” as well as celebrity participants in the NBA Cares Celebrity Fantasy League Draft.
7 p.m. ET: NBA TV Fantasy Draft Selection Show
During the premier event of the all-day schedule, Rick Kamla will name his “Top 100 Fantasy Draft Picks,” will break down the top players at each position, and will unveil his “Top 10 Sleepers” as well as his designs for “The Ultimate Fantasy Player.”
8 p.m. ET: Live Chat with NBA.com Fantasy Expert Matthew Berry
The Talented Mr. Roto, Matthew Berry, will chat live and discuss draft preparation and strategy as well as any other relevant questions.
Check out Berry's Chat
10 p.m. ET: NBA TV Fantasy Basketball Rewind
NBA TV retraces Rick Kamla’s just-completed fantasy basketball journey by showcasing clips of his NBA TV, NBA.com and NBA Radio appearances along with behind-the-scenes footage and confessionals from the fantasy hoops guru and his team of experts.
A full day of fantasy is in store, so mark your calendar. While you're anxiously waiting for Monday to come, get ready by coming to the NBA.com Fantasy Resource Center to prepare for an exciting fantasy season ahead! If it's fantasy basketball, it's at NBA.com. See you on Monday!