When will the NBA season resume?

The NBA will return on July 30th with a 22-team, 8-game regular season followed by the playoffs, with all games being played in Walt Disney World's ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando.

Find a schedule of games by following the link below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Choose an option below to learn more about watching NBA basketball on Sling TV:

What services and channels do I need to watch NBA basketball?

If you're new to Sling TV this season, many games are on NBC Regional Sports Networks, which are available in select markets with our Sling Blue service. 

Check below to see where you find your team on Regional Sports Networks available on Sling TV:

NBC Sports Bay AreaWarriors
NBC Sports CaliforniaKings
NBC Sports WashingtonWizards

Click here for more information on how to find your game on a Regional Sports Network with Sling TV. 

The following national channels will show select NBA basketball games throughout the upcoming season:

TNTSling Orange; Sling Blue
ESPNSling Orange
ESPN2Sling Orange
ESPN3 (including games broadcast on ABC)Sling Orange
NBA TVSling Orange/Sling Blue + Sports Extra

If you're already a Sling TV subscriber and want to add additional services like Sports Extra to your subscription, you can do so right from the Sling TV app on select devices. Click here for details, or select My Account in the top corner of this page to make changes to your subscription immediately. 

Additional channels may add games as the season progresses. Please check back here for what you'll need to see those channels.


With NBA LEAGUE PASS and NBA TEAM PASS, you can watch the out-of-market regular season NBA matchups you've been missing. Lifelong San Antonio fan living in Brooklyn? Or maybe you're a fanatic that wants to see the biggest and best matchups every night. NBA LEAGUE PASS and NBA TEAM PASS let you follow your favorite teams, players, and matchups if you're in one city, and they're in another! 

Add NBA LEAGUE PASS or NBA TEAM PASS easily by logging in to your account at sling.com and selecting Change Subscription. Under Standalone Subscriptions, select Show More. Here, you can select NBA LEAGUE PASS to view all out-of-market games, or choose your team with NBA TEAM PASS. 

For more information on NBA LEAGUE PASS and NBA TEAM PASS, see below:

Frequently Asked Questions
Can I watch my local team with NBA League Pass or NBA Team Pass?
No, you'll only be able to watch out-of-market games with NBA League Pass or NBA Team Pass. For example, if you're in Memphis and want to watch the Grizzlies, their games would be blacked out for you on NBA League Pass or NBA Team Pass.
What if the team I want to watch is visiting my city?
If you're a die-hard Golden State fan and they're visiting your area in Washington, DC, you'd need to view the game on a regional sports network, local or national channel (if available).
How am I billed for NBA League Pass or NBA Team Pass?
You'll be billed $28.99 per month for the full NBA League Pass experience and $17.99 per form for NBA Team Pass, if you only want to follow a specific team. NBA League Pass and/or NBA Team Pass will automatically renew at the then-current rate unless you log in to your account online to cancel.

Important Note: If you have NBA League Pass or NBA Team Pass as part of a prepaid plan, you will not be able to remove it until the end of the prepaid period
How can I add NBA League Pass or NBA Team Pass to my subscription?
It's easy! Click here to log in to your Sling account and make changes any time you'd like.

Need additional help? Start here.
How many streams can I watch NBA League Pass or NBA Team Pass on?
Watch NBA League Pass and/or NBA Team Pass on up to three devices at the same time!
Can I DVR games on NBA League Pass and NBA Team Pass?
Absolutely! Record games like you would any other Sling programming.
Will NBA League Pass and/or NBA Team Pass cancel automatically at the end of the season?
No. Once the NBA regular season comes to an end, you'll need to log in to your account and remove NBA League Pass or NBA Team Pass from your subscription.

What NBA games can I watch on Sling TV?

Check our weekly schedule to see what games are available on SLING TV.

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Game dates, times and networks subject to change. Device and blackout restrictions may apply.

Games aired on Regional Sports Networks may be available on an alternate channel. Check your guide to find alternate channels. Click here for more information.

What devices can I watch NBA basketball on?

NBA basketball games on Sling TV can be viewed on all compatible devices, including your TV, laptop, smartphone, or tablet. Click here to see all the devices that support Sling TV. 

Ready to watch right now? Visit watch.sling.com and start watching right from your Google Chrome browser on your PC or MAC!

Note: If you'd like to view NBA basketball games on Sling TV from your smartphone or tablet, for the best viewing experience, make sure to enable location services:

Enable location services on iOSEnable location services on Android
  1. From the device home screen, tap Settings
  2. Select Privacy > Location Services > Sling TV
  3. Ensure that While Using the App has a check mark next to it
  1. On the device home screen, tap the Settings icon
  2. Select Location > Google Location Reporting > Location Reporting
  3. Toggle the switch to ON

Will NBA basketball games be blacked out?

Note: Some games may be blacked out due to local blackout rules, or because Sling TV doesn't have the rights to broadcast a game. Impacted subscribers will not be able to watch the game unless it is also on a local broadcast network, available either through your Sling TV subscription, or with an over-the-air antenna. For more information on blackouts, please click here.

If you receive a blackout message on a Regional Sports Network you receive through Sling TV and believe this may be in error, or if that channel is missing from your guide, click here for steps to troubleshoot the issue.