NBA TV to Debut ‘Open Court’, a Show Featuring Former Players

by November 16, 2011


The NBA’s television network has predictably suffered in the ratings department during this dreadful lockout, so they’re looking at implementing some fresh content. From MultiChannel News (via I Am a GM): “NBA TV will look to add original programming in light of the ongoing league lockout with Nov. 22 debut of a six-part original series, Open Court. The weekly series will feature former NBA players and current announcers discussing personal stories, pressure moments, expertise and thoughts on other NBA stars while showcasing their unique and unforgettable memories, said network officials … Topics explored as part of the six show series include Tallest Tales of the NBA, My Generation, Curious Tales of the NBA, Pressurized Tales of the NBA, Head Games and Fame, and Curtain Calls and Loose Balls, the network said. The series will be moderated by Emmy Award winning studio host Ernie Johnson and will feature TNT NBA studio hosts Charles Barkley, Steve Kerr, Reggie Miller, Kenny Smith, Steve Smith, Chris Webber, and Shaquille O’Neal. The one-hour series will debut Tuesday Nov. 22 — replacing in part the network’s fan choice live NBA game telecast, which has been pre-empted due to the 137-day lockout.”