NEW YORK, United States of America, October 13, 2021 / APO Group / –
75 greatest players to announce on TNT’s NBA Tip-Off (www.NBA.com) and ESPN’s NBA today October 19-21; Clyde Drexler, Magic Johnson, Dirk Nowitzki, Bob Pettit and Oscar Robertson will be the ambassadors for the 75th anniversary season.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced that its 75th anniversary squad, made up of the 75 greatest players in league history, will be unveiled during special editions of TNT’s NBA Tip-Off presented by CarMax and NBA Today ESPN from Tuesday October 19 to Thursday October 21.
Twenty-five team members, representing a cross section of positions and eras in the NBA’s rich history, will be announced on each of the three days. The team is selected by a jury made up of media and former and current players, coaches, general managers and team leaders.
TNT will begin the unveiling of the 75th anniversary team on Tuesday, October 19 at 6 p.m. ET during an extended edition of NBA Tip-Off presented by CarMax with the Sports Emmy Award-winning studio team of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O – Neal and Kenny Smith. The 90-minute pre-game show will air ahead of the network’s opening night doubles program featuring reigning NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks hosting the Brooklyn Nets (7:30 p.m. ET) and Golden State Warriors visiting the Los Angeles Lakers (10 p.m. ET).
ESPN will resume the honors on Wednesday, October 20 at 3 p.m. ET when it announces 25 other team members on NBA Today, the network’s new 60-minute daily NBA show hosted by Malika Andrews, ahead of its opening double schedule. of the season. with the Boston Celtics against the New York Knicks (7:30 p.m. ET) and the Denver Nuggets against defending Western Conference champions Phoenix Suns (10 p.m. ET).
The final 25 team members will be revealed on TNT’s NBA Tip-Off show presented by CarMax on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. ET, ahead of the Dallas Mavericks network’s presentation against the Atlanta Hawks (7:30 p.m. ). ET) and the LA Clippers vs. the Warriors (10 p.m. ET).
As part of the “NBA 75,” the season’s celebration of the league’s 75th anniversary, the NBA has selected Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame members Clyde Drexler, Magic Johnson, Bob Pettit and Oscar Robertson , as well as Dirk, 14-time NBA All-Star. Nowitzki, to serve as ambassadors for the 2021-22 season. Representing different eras in the league’s history, the Ambassadors will make appearances throughout the 75th anniversary season and have a significant presence at the 2022 NBA All-Star in Cleveland.
For the latest details on NBA 75 celebrations, including player profiles for each member of the 75th anniversary squad following their announcement, visit NBA.com/75 throughout the 2021-2022 season. .
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