On Oct. 27, the Oklahoma City Thunder stunned the Los Angeles Lakers at the Paycom Center, erasing a 26-point deficit to secure their first win of the season, 123-115.
On Thursday in Los Angeles, the Thunder and Lakers will meet for the second time this season (10:30 p.m. ET) and NBA League Pass subscribers will get the chance to watch the game in a new way.
Former NBA players Jamal Crawford and Quentin Richardson will provide fans with a unique player’s perspective of an NBA game. Thursday’s game stream will be the first in a regular series with Crawford and Richardson on NBA League Pass.
If you are new to NBA League Pass this season, try it free for 7 days. Not only will you get access to Crawford and Richardson with the Thunder-Lakers game, but also:
- Live HD League Pass games
- All home and away team broadcast feeds
- Select games available in alternate languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Korean)
- Select games with alternate commentary, like Nate Duncan & Danny Leroux
- Classic & archive games available on-demand
- Live audio for every game
- Access to full length & 10-minute condensed replays of every game
- Ability to download games for offline viewing
- Local blackouts may apply
Upon logging into your League Pass subscription, you’ll be able to find the alternate stream with Crawford and Richardson on the game page for Thunder-Lakers within the “Watch” tab.
Richardson and Crawford were both selected in the 2000 Draft and combined to play in more than 2,100 NBA games. They were teammates on the New York Knicks from 2005-09, when Crawford was dealt to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Al Harrington.
Crawford, a guard who was picked No. 8 in the Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers and traded to the Chicago Bulls, is tied with Lou Williams as the only players in NBA history to win the Kia Sixth Man of the Year Award in three different seasons. Crawford played for the Bulls, Knicks, Warriors, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, LA Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns and Brooklyn Nets in his 20-year career.
At 39, and in his final regular season game with Phoenix, Crawford dropped 51 points in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks. That performance made him the oldest NBA player to score 50+ points in a game, as well as the first player to score that many points off the bench in a single NBA game.
Richardson, a combo guard-forward who was picked No. 18 by the Clippers, played 13 seasons with stops in Phoenix, New York, Miami and Orlando after beginning his career in L.A. He won the 2005 NBA 3-Point Contest and has gone on to a successful broadcast career, which includes co-hosting the popular “Knuckleheads” podcast with former Clippers teammate, Darius Miles.
The Lakers enter Thursday’s game against the Thunder riding a three-game win streak. LeBron James did not play in the first game against the Thunder, but he did have 30 points and 10 assists in Tuesday’s win against the Houston Rockets. Despite their 1-6 record, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has paced the Thunder with 22.9 points per game this season.