Media Release

NBA TV's NBA Finals Coverage Highlighted by Marquee Commentator Roster

NBA Digital

Pre- and Postgame Coverage to Feature TNT’s Inside the NBA Analysts Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith & Shaquille O’Neal, Along with Isiah Thomas, Kevin McHale, Gary Payton, Chris Webber & Grant Hill

NBA TV – the ultimate destination for fans seeking the most in-depth highlights, news and analysis throughout the NBA Finals 2020 presented by YouTubeTV – will feature nightly programming throughout the series between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat

The network will provide blanket coverage throughout the series, including 90-minute NBA GameTime At The Finals pregame shows and comprehensive postgame coverage starting Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. ET.  

NBA TV's pregame and postgame studio coverage will feature integrations from a marquee roster of commentators including TNT Inside the NBA analysts Charles BarkleyKenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal, pairing at times with Kevin McHaleChris WebberGrant HillIsiah Thomas and Gary Payton. Stephanie Ready, Chris Miles, Kristen Ledlow and Matt Winer will host the network's gameday coverage from WarnerMedia Studios in Atlanta, while Jared Greenberg and Steve Smith will contribute from Orlando.  

NBA TV’s GameTime at the NBA Finals 2020 presented by YouTubeTV analyst schedule includes:

Game 1: Shaquille O'Neal, Kenny Smith & Isiah Thomas
Game 2: O'Neal, Smith & Grant Hill
Game 3: Charles Barkley, Chris Webber & Hill
Game 4: Barkley, Webber & Kevin McHale
Game 5 (if nec.): Hill, McHale & Thomas
Game 6 (if nec.): Hill, Gary Payton & Thomas
Game 7 (if nec.): Hill, Payton & Thomas

Ahead of the series, NBA Finals 2020 Media Availability presented by YouTubeTV will premiere today, Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. The 2.5-hour show will be hosted by Ro Parrish, along with Dennis Scott and Caron Butler. 

NBA TV will premiere Clutch, an hour-long look at legends such as Ray Allen Reggie Miller, Damian Lillard and Robert Horry, who delivered when it mattered most, tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. 

NBA TV’s signature NBA GameTime studio show will offer complete, live coverage on non-game days, beginning Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. ET. Coverage will be hosted by Ledlow and Parrish, with analysts Channing Frye, Jim Jackson, Scott and Butler

The network will also offer NBA Finals Film Room presented by YouTubeTV with analysts Stan Van Gundy, Sam Mitchell, Greg Anthony and Brendan Haywood joining hosts Ready and Miles to provide a full breakdown of game action and on-court strategy, airing regularly at 9 p.m. on days following games. The show's first episode, following Game 1, will premiere on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 9:30 p.m.