In news that will delight the podcasting and digital basketball world, fan favorite and number one podcast ‘The Basketball Jones’ will join NBA.com under new moniker “The Starters”.
Throughout the Jones’ 1007 episodes the hoops-loving community has come to know and love the boys who bring the game to them each day. The team consisting of J.E. Skeets, Tas Melas, Leigh Ellis and Trey Kerby have continued to uphold the high standard of journalism and media that is now expected amongst NBA circles and have seen success through their live daily show, podcast and blog which has been hosted by TheScore.com throughout the duration of their time as the Jones.
Now, they will continue their success in the digital realm by bringing their new show to NBA.com in the new season, with an hour long live show each day streamed live on NBA.TV titled “The Starters”. The show will be accompanied by the iTunes downloadable podcast/audio book, and of course the continuation of the blog.
The cast of The Starters has demonstrated a unique ability to connect with the NBA’s passionate fan base through fun, creative and entertaining content which is layered across all screens. We continue to look at new ways to expand NBA Digital’s lineup of original content which has resonated with our fans.” – Christina Miller, SVP & GM of NBA Digital.
With an already built in fanbase, and their funny, ever entertaining daily look at the game we love, we’re sure that The Starters will continue to dominate the digital basketball community.
You can catch the premier episode of The Starters on NBA.TV at 7AM (AEST) Thursday October 31st and connect live with the team on Twitter using the hashtag #TheStarters