With the NBA 2019/20 season restarting today with the ESPN channel broadcasting the games in Africa, live basketball is set to return on StarTimes after a hiatus of nearly five months.
After the coronavirus postponed the NBA season, these NBA games will be unlike any previous year. Social distancing requirements means that fans will not be in attendance and all the games will be played at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex, inside Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Only the best 22 of the league’s 30 teams will participate while each team will play eight games to finish the regular season.
From these, the top seven teams in each conference will advance, with the final eighth seed in each conference being determined by a potential play-in tournament before the traditional 16-team playoffs.
“We are excited to bring more sports offering to our subscribers and basketball lovers in Nigeria can now look forward to action coming back on their screens through the ESPN channel,” explained StarTimes PR Manager Lazarus Ibeabuchi.
Good morning #Stars!
NBA Basketball is finally set to return on July 31 on ESPN!
All the flair of the NBA reunion coming live at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Stay tuned to ESPN on StarTimes.
— StarTimes Nigeria (@StarTimes_Ng) July 23, 2020
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