Following one of the most unusual seasons in NBA history, the offseason is over, preseason has begun, and the journey to becoming the next NBA champion will soon begin again. As it stands, we won’t be seeing any bubble situations and there may even be fans in the stands, depending on how things go with containing COVID-19 (on a team-by-team basis), but for the majority of us, we’ll be enjoying all of the action from behind a screen. DISH Network is ready to deliver fans the best entertainment options available for enjoying the world’s greatest hoopers. Get to know more about the upcoming season before tip-off on December 22nd and contact us today to never miss a game!
Where You Can Watch the NBA on DISH Network
DISH Network offers its subscribers a variety of channels and packages that are filled with a variety of content, and nowhere else is this more evident than in its sports offerings. NBA fans can rejoice as there are plenty of channels and coverage offered by DISH Network bringing you the best in highlights, debates, stats, fantasy advice, and of course, live games:
- NBA TV
There are tons of other sports channels and packages available to basketball fans including ESPN 2, Fox Sports 1, and the NBA League Pass. Speak with a DISH Network representative today and see which channel packages work for your needs.
How the 2020-21 NBA Season Will Work
There are going to be a few notable changes this year, including the fact that there are only 72 games as opposed to 82 games. This also means that you can expect a much more action-packed schedule with games on more of a daily schedule than a few times a week. The season is going to be split in half with the All-Star weekend being the midway point and we’re likely going to have a few delays as games move due to COVID-19 complications. The second half of the schedule will be released at a later date. Due to travel restrictions, the Toronto Raptors will be in Tampa, Florida for the time being and it remains to be seen if and when they can return north of the border. One element that will be returning from the bubble is the Play-In Tournament featuring the 7th-10th place teams of each conference respectively. Take a look below at some of the important dates to be aware of this season:
Notable NBA Dates*:
*Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some dates, times, and games may be subject to change.
- 12/22/20- The Kia NBA Tip-Off starts the season (first half of the regular season)
- 12/25/20- NBA Christmas Day Games
- 1/18/21- MLK Day Games
- 3/5/21- The NBA All-Star Break Begins
- 3/11/21- The NBA Season Resumes (second half of the regular season)
- 3/25/21- The NBA Trade Deadline
- 4/9/20- The Deadline for Waiving Players to be Eligible for the Postseason
- 5/18/21- The Play-In Tournament Begins
- 5/22/21- The Start of The NBA Playoffs
- 7/8/21- Game 1 of The NBA Finals
Root for Your Favorite Players all Season Long With DISH Network
From the Opening Night to the final buzzer in the Finals, DISH Network will be there for all of the action all season long. It doesn’t matter if you can’t miss a game or are a more casual viewer, DISH Network has a channel package for all needs and budgets. Give us a call today and enjoy the latest NBA action together with DISH.