December 18, 2008
NBA TV Celebrates the 2008 Holiday Season with a Special Featuring Musical Performances by Robin Thicke, Yung LA featuring T.I., Soulja Boy, Bobby Valentino and More
Hour-long special will air Tues., Dec. 23 exclusively on NBA TV
NBA TV will televise the “2008 NBA TV Holiday Special” on Tues., Dec. 23 at 11 p.m. ET featuring a review of the best NBA moments of the year. Hosted by TNT analyst Kenny “The Jet” Smith and NBA TV host Ahmad Rashad, the hour-long special will also include in-studio musical performances by some of today’s hottest performers including Robin Thicke, Yung LA featuring T.I., Soulja Boy, Bobby Valentino and DB, as well as 15-year-old Kayla Briana, daughter of Kenny Smith.
During the special, Smith and Rashad will highlight 10 of the most memorable NBA plays of the year and will be joined on the set by each artist who will perform in front of a live studio audience.
Robin Thicke, Yung LA and Soulja Boy appear courtesy of Interscope Records; T.I. appears courtesy of Atlantic Records; Bobby Valentino appears courtesy of Def Jam; DB and Kayla Briana appear courtesy of Jet Fuel Music, a new record label owned by Kenny Smith.
NBA TV is the 24-hour digital network of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Providing the best in basketball coverage since 1999, NBA TV televises hundreds of live NBA games, as well as original series and live event coverage, and is available to millions of homes throughout the U.S. and in 79 additional countries and territories. The 2008-09 season marks the 10th anniversary of NBA TV and the inaugural year of the NBA’s partnership with Turner Sports to operate the NBA Digital portfolio which includes NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA League Pass, WNBA.com and NBADLeague.com.
Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting, Inc., presents some of the best and most popular sporting events worldwide and is a leader in televised and online sports programming. With events airing on TBS and TNT, Turner Sports’ line-up includes NASCAR and NASCAR.COM, the NBA, Major League Baseball, professional golf, PGATour.com and PGA.com. Turner Sports also manages NBA Digital, which includes NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA League Pass, NBADLeague.com and WNBA.com.