“Throw it Down with Bill Walton” alternate game telecast returns to NBA League Pass via the NBA App on Jan. 29

NEW YORK– The NBA today announced the return of “Throw it Down with Bill Walton,” an alternate game telecast hosted by Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer and legendary broadcaster Bill Walton that will stream on NBA League Pass via the NBA App with a new slate of guests.  Season two will feature four alternate game telecasts during the 2023-24 season, beginning Monday, Jan. 29 for the Milwaukee Bucks vs. Denver Nuggets game at 9 p.m. ET.

Walton, an Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, and play-by-play announcer Jason Benetti will provide in-game analysis, offer their thoughts on rising stars throughout the league and will feature special guests from across sports, music and entertainment.

THROW IT DOWN Season 2 is here, and what could be better,” said Walton.  “I’m excited, honored, and privileged beyond words.  The NBA is the best – of everything; the best game, the best players, the best and most interesting people, the best and most innovative entertainment product, the list is endless.  THROW IT DOWN is also the best way to enjoy, embrace, and consume the NBA.  Our show team, led by the incomparable Jason Benetti, delivers unmatched everything; dynamic, vibrant, and exhilarating guests, fabulous, exciting, and provocative discourse and storytelling and leading-edge technology.  An all-encompassing experience like no other, all with minimal interruptions as we ricochet through uncharted time and space.  Our show is a mix of the greatest story ever told and the greatest show in this universe – and undoubtedly beyond.  We are exclusive to the NBA App, which is the next evolutionary step in human progress following the innovations of the wheel, fire, the thermos and the high post offense.  Miss THROW IT DOWN Season 2 at your own peril.  Simply THE BEST OF THE BEST!  The pressure is on, the countdown has begun and you’ve been suitably warned!  Here we go!  THROW IT DOWN Season 2, is here, NOW!!!”

Special guest appearances on “Throw it Down with Bill Walton” during the 2022-23 season included Basketball Hall of Famers Charles Barkley, Julius Erving, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish, Nike co-founder and chairman emeritus Phil Knight, Grateful Dead founding member Bobby Weir, award-winning actor and comedian Adam Sandler, seven-time GRAMMY Award winner John Mayer, and two-time Academy Award winner Ben Affleck, among others.

The full “Throw it Down with Bill Walton” game schedule is highlighted below:

Date Matchup Time
Monday, Jan. 29 Milwaukee Bucks vs. Denver Nuggets 9:00 p.m. ET
Monday, Feb. 5 Dallas Mavericks vs. Philadelphia 76ers 7:00 p.m. ET
Monday, March 11 Phoenix Suns vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 7:30 p.m. ET
Monday, March 25 Indiana Pacers vs. LA Clippers 10:30 p.m. ET


As previously announced, the free-to-download NBA App features a range of new enhancements and content for the 2023-24 season, including “Bring it Home” chronicling the Denver Nuggets’ 2022-23 championship season, season two of the NBA Entertainment original “Pass the Rock”, which takes fans behind-the-scenes into the lives of some of the game’s rising stars, and the “Iceman” documentary spotlighting San Antonio Spurs legend George Gervin.