CLEVELAND - In honor of the NBA's opening night in Cleveland, as the Championship Cavaliers take on the New York Knicks on October 25, Turner Sports is launching an "NBA on TNT Road Show" event. The event, hosted right outside the Quicken Loans Arena, will include the cast of "Inside the NBA" and a performance from Wiz Khalifa.
The "NBA on TNT Road Show" will be a series of fan attractions and tent events throughout the NBA season themed around the show "Inside the NBA." The events include live telecasts from the "Inside the NBA" studio team, musical performances, interactive fan experiences, pop-up stores, food trucks and more.
During the opening night of the "NBA on TNT Road Show," a 75,000 square foot interactive space outside the Q will be anchored by Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O'Neal. They will provide pre-game and post-game coverage from a set on-site and Wiz Khalifa will also perform.
The Cavs vs. Knicks game will be followed by Golden State Warriors playing the San Antonio Spurs at 10:30 p.m.
Coverage will begin at 6 p.m. with pre-game programming including the Cavaliers Championship ring ceremony.
Some of the interactive fan experiences include:
TNT Personality Themed Activities
Guests can enjoy experiences inspired by the Inside the NBA studio team. Fans can learn from professional deejays at “DJ Diesel Academy,” race to “Kenny the Jet’s Big Board,” pick up their own Ernie-inspired NBA on TNT foam bowties, and sample a treat at “Chuck’s Donut Truck.”
“Singer Slam” Studio
If passing, shooting and dribbling isn’t your thing, but singing is your game, a lip sync studio modeled after the Inside team’s own lip sync performances – “NBA on TNT Singer Slam” – will be set up adjacent to the basketball court.
NBA on TNT Premium Merchandise
For the first time ever, NBA on TNT premium merchandise will be available for sale at the “Road Show” Store, including hats and hoodies. Fans that want to “Put that on a t-shirt” – just like Shaq and “Underdog” – can visit a special custom t-shirt design area with complimentary merchandise.
Massive LED Screens for Viewing of Cavs’ Ring Ceremony & Game Telecast
Fans will be able to watch the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Ring Ceremony, as well as TNT’s live game telecast throughout the evening from massive LED screens set up within the event’s footprint.
For a full list of the activities and events planned, go to Turner Sports' website.