NBA Digital features LeBron James and Cavaliers in first live sports program simulcast on Facebook

The Cavaliers reached the NBA Finals last season. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
The Cavaliers reached the NBA Finals last season. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The following press release is from NBA Digital:

NBA Digital, jointly-managed by the NBA and Turner Sports, will debut Facebook’s first-ever simulcast of a live sports program featuring NBA Real Training Camp with LeBron James and the Eastern Conference Champion Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. ET.

The special edition of the show – providing exclusive access during the team’s practice and interviews with players, coaches and front office personnel – will be simulcast live on the NBA TV Facebook page, along with NBA TV and Vince Cellini will host the program from Cleveland with NBA TV analyst and former Cavaliers head coach Mike Fratello.

“We have a long history with Facebook and are excited to team up with them for another first of its kind initiative, as we bring the excitement of Real Training Camp with Head Coach David Blatt, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers to an even broader audience,” said Albert “Scooter” Vertino, general manager of NBA Digital and SVP of programming, Turner Sports. “Our goal is always to provide the most compelling content for our fans any way they choose to consume it and this initiative will expand the visibility of this quality daytime programming.”

In addition to Thursday’s special edition of the show, NBA TV’s weeklong NBA Real Training Camp series will also feature the Minnesota Timberwolves and 2014-15 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins (Tuesday, Sept. 29), Milwaukee Bucks and head coach Jason Kidd (Wednesday, Sept. 30) and Memphis Grizzlies and Marc Gasol (Friday, Oct. 2), with all episodes streamed live on

The full NBA Real Training Camp schedule with commentator pairings:

Date Time Team Commentators
Tuesday, Sept. 29 4-7:30 p.m. ET Minnesota Timberwolves Rick Kamla, Greg Anthony
Wednesday, Sept. 30 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Milwaukee Bucks David Aldridge, Dennis Scott
Thursday, Oct. 1 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers Vince Cellini, Mike Fratello
Friday, Oct. 2 5-7:30 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies Jared Greenberg, Reggie Miller


About NBA TV
NBA TV is a part of NBA Digital, the NBA’s extensive cross-platform portfolio of digital assets jointly-managed by the NBA and Turner Sports including NBA TV,, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA LEAGUE PASS Broadband, NBA Mobile, and