The ball’s in BT Sport’s court! Basketball superstars LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and more heading to UK TV screens, as BT alley-oops the rights to NBA games. But how can you get your eyes on it? Let us enlighten you…
Are you a fan of US sport? Then you'll probably think the latest addition to BT Sport live line-up is something of a slam dunk.
BT has signed an exclusive deal to show live NBA basketball on its sports channels. It's just the latest American league to land on BT Sport, which is rapidly becoming the best choice for sports TV if you're a Blighty-based American sports enthusiast.
The NBA joins NASCAR, IndyCar, NCAA basketball and football - the American type naturally - and Major League Baseball, all of which are currently available on the ESPN, one of the three BT Sport channels.
Under the new deal, BT Sport will show 200 games across the season, with coverage appearing across BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN. That includes seven live games a week, during the regular season and the first and second round of playoffs, as well as every single game of the Conference Finals - right up to the final itself in June next year.
Coverage kicks off on 1 December 2013 - hey, that's this Sunday! - with Indiana Pacers taking on LA Clippers, with both teams currently topping the standings in their respective divisions, while Chicago Bulls vs Brooklyn Nets on Christmas Day is another highlight.
You'll also be able to watch The Nets face off against Atlanta Hawks at the O2 in merry ol' London, which will be broadcast live on BT Sport in January.
As with its Barclays Premier League coverage, BT Sport will show companion programmes as well the games themselves. NBA Action is the place to get highlights and news and NBA Inside Stuff will do… well, basically what it says on the tin - take an inside look at NBA and its players. NBA Tonight will offer analysis and interviews, and the NBA Countdown build-up show will presumably whet your appetite ahead of tip off.
To watch BT's NBA coverage on TV, you'll need BT Sport. It's free with all BT broadband and TV packages, and you can also add it to Sky - again for free if you have BT broadband - and Virgin Media TV for a monthly fee. You can also get it through Plusnet if you're an existing customer with a Sky box and viewing card.
If you have BT broadband, but not BT TV, you'll get BT Sport for free online and on your mobile and you'll be able to watch selected live games via the BT Sport website and BT Sport iOS and Android apps. Bring your A game.