What are the best resources for watching NBA games online?

Can't get enough of the NBA action through your television? This list of services gathered by the community will keep you updated on the latest news, stats, rankings and many more happenings on the National Basketball Association.

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    fuboTV is well-known for broadcasting football games. But, it also offers other sporting events such as the National Basketball Association. Yes, users can stream NBA games here.


    $54.99- Varies by plan

    Ralph Oliver
    Written on July 31, 2019
    "fuboTV is totally one of the best, if not the best, resources for watching NBA games online. After watching other sports, I don't have to switch channels anymore. fuboTV has it all!!!"
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    What more can users expect from a sports website? ESPN has a lot of sporting games to offer, one being NBA games. Users can use the site's service to stay updated play-by-play.



    Omar Granados
    Written on July 31, 2019
    "I missed watching NBA live on ESPN. I actually prefer watching NBA here rather than on other channels like TNT."
  3. 20
    Free Trial



    ESPN+ is the premium streaming service provided by none other than ESPN. This service allows users to stream NBA games live, as well as other sporting events such as MLB and UFC.


    $4.99- Free trial available

    Saanvi Bose
    Written on July 31, 2019
    "I can't seem to stream nba games on ESPN+, can somebody out there help me find out how?"


Did you know that the first NBA Christmas game televised nationwide was in 1967? The National Basketball Association had held games on Christmas (December 25), since its second season in 1947. It was an annual tradition where the league features some of the best teams and players. Games on this date usually showcase a rematch of the teams in the preceding NBA Finals and the some of the rivalries in the association. American Broadcasting Company (ABC) was the first TV network to broadcast the Christmas game of the 1967-1968 season. ABC aired the match between the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Diego Rockets, where the Rockets won 104-104.

Today, it is not the Americans that are able to watch the Christmas Games of the NBA. Thanks to technology, fans around the world can now access more resources for watching NBA games online. No wonder that as of 2012, the league's games held on Christmas was being aired in over 200 countries and were available in almost 50 languages. Now, streaming NBA games online is possible. For sure, most fans have their favorite teams. And since there are a plethora of ways to watch NBA online free, people can now watch their team's games - especially to watch Playoffs online. Also, there are other basketball enthusiasts that watch the games because of the best NBA players. Speaking of which, who do you think is the greatest of all time?

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    DIRECTV is one of the best resources for watching NBA games online. It offers users the NBA LEAGUE PASS on DIRECTV, where games can be watched in HD whether on TV, computer, etc. 


    $59.99- Varies by plan

    Robert Jensen
    Written on August 23, 2019
    "Direct TV's online streaming functions, including those that you'd use to stream the NBA and other sports leagues, still need some work. You'll run into less ads and pop-ups than you would with free streams, but these paid streams are still not sufficiently reliable or flexible - some devices and players that you'd expect to work are not fully supported. The company needs to work on this if they want to compete against free resources - why pay for something that's barely better than what you can get for free?"
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    Aside from television, users can also watch NBA games online on the TNT website. Additionally, Inside the NBA, as well as Shaqtin' a Fool episodes can also be watched here.



    Adrián Zamudio
    Written on October 3, 2017
    "TNT is definitely not the BEST for watching NBA games online. Reason being you have to pay a good amount to be able to watch it. Also TNT is not strictly NBA it has a bunch of other shows and movies, you should consider the actual NBA season pass, or some of the free sites online."
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    Free Trial

    #6Sling TV

    Sling TV

    Sling TV is the most popular service for TV channels online because of its high-quality content and reliability. Plus, it supports Xbox, Roku, Smart TVs, desktop; iPhones. It also provides sports like NBA and much more.


    $15- 1 month

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    Feed2All is a streaming website that provides links to different sports channels that host sports games like NBA games, Baseball, Tennis, Soccer, and many others more. The site allows easy access to such sporting events without registration.



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    #8NBA Stream

    NBA Stream

    NBA Stream is a free streaming site that offers links to different hosts streaming NBA live matches videos. You can choose between the current matches of the day and also watch other sports like baseball, motorcycling or tennis.



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    Stream2watch is a website where users can stream football or soccer matches worldwide live and online, for free. Although it mainly offers football and soccer matches, it also streams other sports games such as basketball and rugby.



    Lars Fender
    Written on September 17, 2018
    "Watch NBA BAsketball live streaming for free."
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    WatchESPN is a streaming service that gives 24/7 access to different ESPN channels such as ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, and more. The WatchESPN app offers live streaming access to thousands of games and events on the ESPN networks. 



    Nicholas Kelly
    Written on October 18, 2017
    "I wanted a way to watch espn online since my TV broke. I didnt want to do it illegally, though. WatchESPN is really the only way, and it works great."
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    #11FOX Sports GO

    FOX Sports GO

    FOX Sports GO is a TV service offered by FOX Sports for Android and iOS devices. Users can watch live sports and shows from FOX Sports, Fox Sports 2, FOX Sports Regional Network, and other FOX channels.


    Web, iOS, Android, Kodi

    Varies by plan

    Melissa Nichols
    Written on December 25, 2017
    "This is a very nice app great recommendation. I love that FOX Go gives you coverage of so many games, on the go! I love that I can be waiting in a doctor's office and still get my scores and watch my games. "
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    #12Live NBA Stream

    Live NBA Stream

    Live NBA Stream is a website where users can stream live basketball games from the NBA for free. Users can also view the schedule of games on the website, as well as the current standings of every teams and the latest news around the league.



    Arnold Eiermann
    Written on January 17, 2019
    "Live-NBA.Stream is a free website that provides multiple links to watch any NBA game. This site streams every game of the regular season and the NBA Playoffs. It features lots of user friendly options such as: night mode, theatre mode, a chat and live scores of every game. Video quality is amazing, it has HD and also low bandwidth SD options if you have a slow connection or you are worried about your mobile data plan."
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    Free Trial

    #13Sony PlayStation Vue

    Sony PlayStation Vue

    Sony PlayStation Vue is a live streaming TV service where you can watch and enjoy sports, news, movies, TV shows, premium channels and more. Although the service is paid, it also offers a free trial to the users.


    $50- Varies by plan

    Brittany Wade
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "This is one of the best sites to watch the NBA. There is live-streaming, and you can get a one month free trail."
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    NBA.com is the official website of the National Basketball Association. It contains everything about the NBA such as league news, teams' stats, scores, and standings, etc. Users can also watch live games if subscribed to the NBA League Pass.



    Nancy Bell
    Written on March 3, 2019
    "This is the best place to watch NBA games online. Yes, it does cost money, but it's reliable, high quality video, and its on the up and up. Don't rely on those shady illegal ways to watch. This is the best choice."
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    Streamhunter is a website where users can live stream sports events from all over the world for free. The site covers various sports such as basketball, motorsports, boxing, football, baseball, and more.



    Han Yao
    Written on September 20, 2019
    "I can't wait to watch the upcoming NBA season! AD now with the Lakers, Kawhi and PG with the Clippers, Uncle Drew and KD in Brooklyn. There's so much going on this offseason. And based on my experience, Streamhunter is the best website to watch NBA online for free! 👌"


Best What are the best resources for watching NBA games online
1fuboTVWebsites 27 Paid
2ESPNWebsites 20 Free
3ESPN+Websites 20 Paid
4DIRECTVWebsites 18 Paid
5TNTWebsites 16 Free
6Sling TVWebsites 16 Paid
7Feed2allWebsites 13 Free
8NBA StreamWebsites 12 Free
9Stream2watchWebsites 10 Free
10WatchESPNWebsites 10 Free

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