If you’ve been hoping for the opportunity to spend Saturday nights with the Splash Brothers, you may get your chance. ESPN announced earlier this month it’s adding an eight-game NBA package to ABC on Saturday nights.
The first tip-off will be on January 23rd, and it’s almost a sure bet that the NBA Champs, and one of the most popular teams in the league, will be featured in the series. In fact, look for a lot of the Dubs on ABC and other national outlets this season.
All Saturday broadcasts will tip off at 5:30 p.m. on channel 7, and will run through March 19. February 13th will be skipped because it’s All-Star Weekend, not because it’s unlucky.
We already know the Warriors will tip the new season off Tuesday October 27 hosting the Spurs. Their full 2015-2016 schedule, along with the rest of the league, will be released in the next two weeks. Then we’ll all get a good look at how many times they’ll be in the national spotlight.
Meanwhile just imagine Steph popping a three, turning to the camera, and saying “Live from Oakland, it’s Saturday night!”