PREGAME SHOW "LIVE AT THE FINALS WITH AHMAD RASHAD" HIGHLIGHTS NBA TV ALL-ACCESS PASS TO 2004 FINALS
Posted Jun 1 2004 12:14PM
SECAUCUS, NJ, June 1 - NBA TV, the league's 24-hour television channel, provides fans with the ultimate all-access pass to the 2004 Finals with more than 400 hours of programming including live nightly shows on-site at the Finals including "Live at the Finals with Ahmad Rashad," "NBA TV Insiders" and "Destination Finals" , the NBA TV special "1984: Then and Now" and greatest game retrospectives.
NBA TV at the 2004 Finals programming to include:
Pregame Show "Live at the Finals with Ahmad Rashad"
Pregame show airing at 7:30 PM ET from the NBA TV set built within each Finals arena featuring interviews and analysis from the Emmy Award-winning sportscaster, current and former NBA stars, coaches and celebrity guests.
Finals Editions of "NBA TV Insiders"
Every night at 7:00 PM ET host Spero Dedes will deliver the latest news including interviews with journalists, league officials, players and coaches. A special ¡§Finals Preview¡¨ show will tip off the action June 4 featuring NBA TV¡¦s Bill Raftery and Fred Carter and NY Daily News¡¦ Frank Isola.
Nightly "Destination Finals"
Nightly studio show "Destination Finals" hosted by Andre Aldridge airing at 8:00 PM ET with coverage from every game, news conferences and behind-the-scenes reporting from NBA TV correspondents who will capture the sights and sounds from each city.
NBA TV Special, "1984: Then and Now"
To commemorate the 20-year anniversary of the first NBA Finals meeting of Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird, NBA TV has produced a 30-minute special, "1984: Then and Now", to air Monday, June 7 at 8 PM ET. The retrospective of the classic 1984 series which Boston won 4-3 focuses on storylines from one of the most memorable years in NBA history and their connection to today's game, including interviews with Magic Johnson, Pat Riley and Danny Ainge.
NBA's Greatest Finals Games and Player Retrospectives
Re-airing classic Finals games, including: 1970 Lakers-Knicks, 1975 Warriors-Bullets, 1976 Suns-Celtics, 1977 Sixers-Blazers, 1978 Bullets-Sonics, 1983 Sixers-Lakers, 1984 Lakers-Celtics, 1985 Lakers-Celtics, 1988 Pistons-Lakers, 1993 Suns-Bulls, 1995 Rockets-Magic and 2000 Lakers-Pacers.
Highlights of celebrated Finals games, supporting NBA.com¡¦s "All-Time Finals Challenge," a 16-team bracket tournament that includes 16 of the greatest teams in NBA history competing, with the mythical matchup winners voted on by fans and other experts.
Vintage NBA programming including great Finals moments with top 10 best defensive plays.
Basketballography spotlights famed Finals performers such as Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bob Cousy, Clyde Drexler, Patrick Ewing, Shaquille O¡¦Neal, Rick Barry, Bill Russell, Bill Laimbeer, Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan.
"Finals Buzz" with Summer Sanders
Inside Stuff host Summer Sanders will provide nightly reports on Finals events, pop-culture related hoops news surrounding the Finals with video, photographs and behind-the-scenes footage.