Set your DVRs now people. TNT announced today that they plan on televising the outdoor, preseason matchup, between the Phoenix Suns and the Denver Nuggets this Saturday. That’s awesome in its own right, but they’re even sending Marv Albert, Reggie Miller and Charles Barkley to announce the game. Via Turner Sports….
TNT, home of exclusive Thursday night NBA doubleheaders throughout the regular season, announced today that NBA legends Charles Barkley and Reggie Miller, alongside veteran play-by-play announcer Marv Albert, will serve as game-side announcers for the “AutoTrader.com Open” outdoor preseason game on Sat., Oct. 11 featuring the Phoenix Suns vs. the Denver Nuggets from the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, CA. The landmark game, the first ever outdoor NBA match-up to be played in the U.S., will be televised exclusively on TNT and marks the first time that the three basketball icons have been teamed together for a national broadcast.
TNT’s coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET with a pregame show hosted by TNT NBA Insider David Aldridge along with Barkley and Miller. Game coverage follows the tip-off show which will be called by Barkley, Miller and Albert, with reporting by TNT’s Cheryl Miller. Aldridge, Barkley and Miller will also appear on the game halftime show.
I don’t know if you remember two years ago when we spent time with Marv and the Chuckster, but you really need to drop everything that you’re doing, and watch this game. Sure the game is the first outdoor NBA game ever (and on a Saturday night), but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Barkley will make fun of Reggie the entire game, Marv will be left to pick up the pieces, and hilarity will ensue. The first time even spawned the infamous “Barkley-Bavetta” All-Star Game Race!
Actually I have a better idea. Record the game, go out on Saturday night, and then watch it when you get home. Trust me.
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