TNT Unveils ‘TNT All-Decade NBA’ Showcase to Determine NBA’s Greatest in the Past 10 Years
Network to Debut Nominees Each Thursday; Fans to Select Winners on NBA.com
TNT, home of Thursday night exclusive doubleheaders and the 2010 NBA All-Star Game, announced today a weekly showcase of nominees in 13 categories for its ‘TNT All-Decade NBA’ list which will include the top performances, games and moments throughout the 2000’s. The network will announce one category’s nominees each week on TNT’s Emmy® Award-winning Inside the NBA beginning this Thursday, Nov. 19 when it unveils the nominees for ‘Individual Performance: NBA Playoffs’. Following TNT’s announcement of the nominees, fans can vote on NBA.com for whom they think should win. The ‘TNT All-Decade NBA’ winners will be announced in a special one-hour show airing during TNT’s exclusive coverage of NBA All-Star Saturday Night on Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. (ET).
NBA.com will launch a ‘TNT All-Decade NBA’ mircosite that will feature clips of each nominee and a compilation of data and statistics. Following the announcement of the nominees and input from TNT’s studio team of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith, fans can then re-watch the clips on NBA.com and place their vote. Voting will remain open from the time the nominees are announced until the winners are unveiled during NBA All-Star Weekend in Dallas. Each category will feature six nominees as determined by Turner Sports.
The NBA Player of the Decade nominees will be selected through a vote by TNT’s NBA announcers and unveiled during the ‘TNT All-Decade NBA’ show on NBA All-Star Saturday Night. Fans can vote on the All-Decade player until Sunday, Feb. 14 when it will be announced prior to TNT’s exclusive coverage of the 2010 NBA All-Star Game.
The ‘TNT All-Decade NBA’ Categories:
1 – November 19: Individual Game: NBA Playoffs
2 – November 26: Playoff Game
3 – December 3: Playoff Dunk
4 – December 10: Playoff Defense
5 – December 17: Individual Drama: NBA Playoffs
6 – December 31: Buzzer Beater: NBA Playoffs
7 – January 14: Playoff Series
8 – January 21: Individual Performance: Regular Season
9 – January 28: Buzzer Beater: Regular Season
10 – February 4: Regular Season Posterization
11 – February 8: All-Star Game Play
12 – February 11: All-Star Saturday Night Dunk
13 – February 12: Player of the Decade
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