The playground basketball game of H-O-R-S-E is about to get another chance in the spotlight. ESPN, the NBA, and the NBPA are in discussion to have NBA , WNBA players and former stars competing in the traditional playground game via their home gyms, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. While this event will likely represent the first time fans will see NBA players compete in basketball since the league’s hiatus began last month, it’s not the first time that a broadcast […]
When Howard Levinson of YES Network walks home at night to his Manhattan apartment, he can literally follow the progress of the New York Yankees game by checking TV sets through the windows of crowded local bars. Like many TV executives, the experience frustrates, Levinson, the senior vice president of ad sales for the nation’s most-watched regional sports network. Consumers now spend half of their waking hours away from home, according to Nielsen Media Research. Levinson has long desired a […]
It was only a few years ago that the sports world was buzzing about the alarming drop in NFL television viewership numbers. Now it’s the NBA going through a decline in viewership, as the early part of the 2019-2010 season has seen double-digit drops in national TV audiences. Average TV audiences are down 23% on TNT and 19% on ESPN. The NBA’s falling TV numbers are “shocking,” said Darren Rovell of The Action Network. However, there is still plenty of […]
Chris Haynes continues to be a growth stock among NBA insiders. The senior NBA insider for Yahoo Sports is nearing a deal to become TNT’s sideline reporter for its Tuesday Night NBA game schedule that tips off in late January, sources tell Front Office Sports. TNT’s Tuesday Night coverage will feature an all-new look during the 2019-2020 season. After a two-year experiment, TNT is dumping the “Players Only” telecasts that featured former stars like Grant Hill, Derek Fisher, Kevin McHale, […]
One billion with a capital B. That’s the number of videos now viewed monthly by fans of Overtime, the digital startup that’s aiming to become ESPN for Generation Z. It’s a milestone that’s been three years in the making. The Brooklyn-based Overtime turns the normal sports TV network model on its head. Rather than building its coverage around the over-covered worlds of pro or college sports, it focuses on the under-covered world of high school/amateur athletics. Instead of linear TV, […]
The call that Howard Levinson of YES Network had been waiting for about the Brooklyn Nets came when he was out shopping with his son. After staring intently at his phone, his son suddenly grabbed Levinson’s arm and screamed the Nets were landing both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Finally, there would be some light at the end of the subway tunnel for the Nets, who have played second fiddle to the New York Knicks in the Big Apple since […]
Audio company Master & Dynamic is the latest venture for Kevin Durant and his Thirty Five Ventures, a diverse business portfolio.
Kevin Durant’s latest shoe includes tweaks on timing, design, and cut. All of it stems from the partnership between Durant and Nike designer Leo Chang.
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