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Amazon secures NBA Cup, Play-In tournament rights

Published May 7, 2024 at 1:54 PM
BY KEVIN BARREAU
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Big news for basketball fans and stream-surfers alike! John Ourand from Puck (hat tip to Sports Media Watch) just spilled the beans that Amazon is snagging the rights to the NBA Cup and Play-in Tournament in its upcoming media deal. It looks like the league was toying with the idea of packaging these tournaments into a separate sale, but they've gone all-in with Amazon instead.

What's even cooler? Amazon isn't just stopping there. They're also set to broadcast a conference final every other year, plus a primetime Saturday night game. That's some major court time it's lining up.

The NBA introduced the In-Season Tournament this season, with the Los Angeles Lakers clinching the title and LeBron James earning the MVP honors.

On the flip side, ESPN isn't stepping back from the game either. The Mother Ship is sticking to its guns with regular season games every Wednesday. So, get ready to mark your calendars and set your reminders. Whether you're a die-hard NBA fan or just in it for the thrill of the playoffs, it looks like your weekends and Wednesdays are booked! Talk about a slam dunk for Amazon and a sweet deal for hoop fans everywhere.


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