U.S. Basketball Team Exhibition Games to Air on Facebook
NBA TV’s coverage of the USA Basketball National Team exhibition games will air live on Facebook, the league said Thursday.
Nine NBA TV telecasts of USA men’s and women’s games will be simulcast on USA Basketball and NBA Facebook pages beginning July 22 with the USA Men’s National Team/Argentina game.
The deal marks the second big social media announcement for the league following its Twitter deal earlier this week that will deliver a free live stream of new weekly NBA pregame show.
Facebook Simulcast Schedule of NBA TV’s USA Basketball Exhibition Game Telecasts
Fri., July 22, at 9 p.m. ET USA Men’s National Team vs. Argentina
Sun., July 24, at 8 p.m. ET USA Men’s National Team vs. China
Mon., July 25, at 10 p.m. ET USA Women’s National Team vs. USA Basketball Select Team
Tue., July 26, at 10 p.m. ET USA Men’s National Team vs. China
Wed., July 27, at 7:30 p.m. ET USA Women’s National Team vs. France
Fri., July 29, at 7 p.m. ET USA Women’s National Team vs. Canada
Fri., July 29, at 9 p.m. ET USA Men’s National Team vs. Venezuela
Sun., July 31, at 4 p.m. ET USA Women’s National Team vs. Australia
Mon., Aug. 1, at 8 p.m. ET USA Men’s National Team vs. Nigeria
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