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StarTimes offers live NBA matches to Nigerians on ESPN


Pay-TV platform, StarTimes, will beam all NBA actions live to Nigerians on its ESPN channels, the outfit has announced.

With the 75th season starting this week, the Lakers are amongst the favourites, especially since digging deep and issuing 35-year-old Lebron James a new two-year contract worth $85 million.

Other teams expected to be strong are the Milwaukee Bucks, the Miami Heat and the Denver Nuggets.

The star player for the Bucks is Giannis Antetokounmpo, who won the NBA MVP award for the last two years running and teams up in Mike Budenholzer’s team with his brother Thanasis.


Born in Athens to first-generation Nigerian immigrants, the “Greek Freak,” as he is nicknamed for his impressive 6 foot 11 inch height and 11 inch-long hands, has said he considers himself both Greek and Nigerian.

“The Nigerian and Greek cultures are always present in my home, whether it is through music, or food or what’s being watched on TV. The first thing I did when I arrived in 2013 [in Milwaukee] was to locate the closest Greek and African restaurants,” he said.

Speaking on the live broadcast, StarTimes PR Manager, Lazarus Ibeabuchi said, “non-StarTimes subscribers can stream the matches live on StarTimes-ON mobile app at N400 weekly, with an option to subscribe with MTN airtime.

“NBA lovers with active StarTimes subscription can also stream the matches live on their mobile phones via the StarTimes-ON streaming app at no extra cost by linking their smartcard numbers to StarTimes-ON apps on three various mobile devices. Thus, access can be shared with loved ones to watch their favourite content simultaneously.”


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