After players from 22 NBA teams were sent to Orlando to live in a bubble for a few weeks, and played a handful of scrimmage games, the NBA Restart is finally happening.
Tonight, July 30, the NBA season restarts with 22 teams vying for those eight playoff spots in the eastern and western conference. The NBA will play eight games for each team, which will determine the seeding for the playoffs. Which will take place like normal – just much later in the year.
Of course, there are no fans actually at the games, only those that have to be there – so the coaches, training staff, etc. And they are all social distancing as they should be. The games will be on TV though, so you can still watch your favorite team hit the hardwood floor.
You can watch the NBA Restart on ABC, ESPN, TNT and NBA TV.
FuboTV is a great place to watch the NBA Restart, as it has all of those channels, having just added ESPN. And it has a bunch of others available too. Starting at $65 per month, it is a pretty pricey streaming TV service, but there's over 100 channels that you can watch. So worth the price, depending on the shows you watch.
Another good option is Sling TV. Which you can subscribe to for as little as $30 per month. It has ESPN, TNT and NBA TV. The only thing missing is ABC, which is because it's a local station. And luckily you can get that by using an antenna and not paying a dime (other than for the antenna). It does offer an a la carte service for streaming TV, which means that you can add packages of channels to your account and kind of customize what channels you get.
You can sign up for FuboTV or Sling TV by clicking the links below. Both of them do offer up free trials – about a week long.