If you love Shaq, Chuck, and the entire NBA on TNT crew, we’ve got some important news for you: they will be adding a new night to the schedule, as the network will start airing games on Mondays — in addition to their usual Tuesday and Thursday games — this season.
From the NBA press release:
TNT Debuts Regular Monday Telecasts
In a new feature as part of Turner Sports’ 33rd year of NBA coverage, TNT presents 10 Monday doubleheaders. The series begins on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
TNT is not the only one to try and get in more nationally televised games, as ESPN on ABC will also be picking nine games for national broadcast on a relatively new day: Saturdays. Like TNT, this will also come after Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Overall, this is a fantastic move by both TNT and ABC. It never hurts to get more games on national television, and it is always a good idea to try and take advantage of the schedule once the NFL season comes to a close. Hopefully both networks, and basketball overall, will benefit from this move.