The National Basketball Association continues its long-standing tradition of basketball games on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The tradition dates back to 1986 when the holiday was first established to honor the civil rights leader. With the NBA celebrating its 75th anniversary, there are 12 games, including 4 national broadcasts, on the schedule as the league honors and celebrates Dr. King’s legacy.
For the holiday, the league will focus on social justice causes, and the players will be wearing custom warmups featuring quotes from King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Joel Embiid, LaMelo Ball, Ja Morant, Luka Doncic, Trae Young, Jimmy Butler, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and LeBron James are just a few of the superstars expected to take the floor.
Cord cutters can find out how to watch all of today’s NBA on MLK Day matchups below.
Games, Tip-off Times, & Networks
|Game||Tip-off Time (ET)||Networks|
|New Orleans Pelicans at Boston Celtics||12:30 PM||NBC Sports Boston, Bally Sports NO|
|Charlotte Hornets at NY Knicks||1:00 PM||NBA TV, MSG, Bally Sports SE|
|Philadelphia 76ers at Washington Wizards||2:00 PM||NBCSWA, NBC Sports Philadelphia|
|Brooklyn Nets at Cleveland Cavaliers||3:00 PM||Bally Sports Ohio, YES|
|Chicago Bulls at Memphis Grizzlies||3:30 PM||TNT, Bally Sports SE|
|Indiana Pacers at LA Clippers||3:30 PM||Bally Sports SoCal, Bally Sports Indiana|
|Milwaukee Bucks at Atlanta Hawks||6:00 PM||TNT, Bally Sports WI|
|Portland Trail Blazers at Orlando Magic||7:00 PM||Bally Sports Florida, ROOT SPORTS PLUS|
|Toronto Raptors at Miami Heat||7:30 PM||Bally Sports Sun, SN|
|OKC Thunder at Dallas Mavericks||8:30 PM||Bally Sports SW, Bally Sports OK|
|Phoenix Suns at San Antonio Spurs||8:30 PM||Bally Sports SW, Bally Sports AZ|
|Utah Jazz at LA Lakers||10:30 PM||NBA TV, Spectrum SportsNet, ATTSN-RM|
Where to Watch NBA Games
With a full schedule of NBA games across the country, fans have plenty of choices when it comes to watching each game from tip-off to the last shot.
AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to find out which affiliate in your area will broadcast games on your local ABC.
NBA TV: Fans can get a free 7-day trial with an NBA TV subscription for only $6.99/month or $59.99/year to watch nationally broadcasted games on the only network with 24/7 NBA coverage.
NBA League Pass: Fans can watch live games from their favorite out-of-market teams with one of the packages provided by NBA League Pass. For $119.99/yr. or $17.99/mo. fans can watch all the games from an out-of-market team with Team Pass. Catch every game from any out-of-market team for only $28.99/mo. or $199/yr. with League Pass. Upgrade to a commercial-free experience with League Pass Premium and watch every game from an out-of-market team for only $249.99/yr. or $39.99 mo. Blackout restrictions apply. All League Pass plans include live audio for every game of the season and offline viewing capability. Don’t miss a game this season and check out our in-depth coverage on NBA League Pass.
Subscribers to live TV streaming services can check out our chart below to see if your service will be streaming today’s games.
|Channel||DIRECTV STREAM||fuboTV||Hulu with Live||Sling Orange||Sling Blue||YouTube TV|
|AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh||84.99||X|
|AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain||84.99||X|
|AT&T SportsNet Southwest||84.99||X|
|Bally Sports Arizona||84.99|
|Bally Sports Carolinas||84.99|
|Bally Sports Detroit||84.99|
|Bally Sports Florida||84.99|
|Bally Sports Great Lakes||84.99|
|Bally Sports Indiana||84.99|
|Bally Sports Kansas City||84.99|
|Bally Sports Midwest||84.99|
|Bally Sports New Orleans||84.99|
|Bally Sports North||84.99|
|Bally Sports Ohio||84.99|
|Bally Sports Oklahoma||84.99|
|Bally Sports San Diego||84.99|
|Bally Sports SoCal||84.99|
|Bally Sports South||84.99|
|Bally Sports Southeast||84.99|
|Bally Sports Southwest||84.99|
|Bally Sports Sun||84.99|
|Bally Sports Tennessee||84.99|
|Bally Sports West||84.99|
|Bally Sports Wisconsin||84.99|
|Marquee Sports Network||84.99||X|
|NBC Sports Bay Area||84.99||X||X||X|
|NBC Sports Boston||84.99||X||X||X|
|NBC Sports California||84.99||X||X||X|
|NBC Sports Chicago||84.99||X||X||X|
|NBC Sports Northwest||X||X||X|
|NBC Sports Philadelphia||X||X||X|
|NBC Sports Washington||84.99||X||X||X|
|Root Sports Northwest||84.99||X|
|Spectrum SportsNet LA||84.99|
*Due to the NBA’s blackout restrictions, local fans may have to watch some games on regional sports networks as coverage varies based on location.