ESPN To Show NBA Games Online

    October 31, 2007

If you are a fan of the NBA but do not have cable than you will be glad to know that you can watch ESPN’s NBA games live online starting this season.

The games will be available on for free to users whose broadband carrier offers the service. Every game aired on ESPN and ESPN2 will be available, along with the playoffs.


For broadcast ESPN will offer games on Wednesdays and Fridays this season with a number of doubleheaders. Some cable companies are worried about cable bypass, where programming that is intended for cable only subscribers is carried online. The thought is that some ESPN subscribers could drop their ESPN subscription.

I doubt many people who have ESPN will drop their service to watch NBA games for free online at ESPN360. One reason being the other sports offerings that ESPN carries on air including college basketball, Monday Night Football and a whole host of others.