View Poll Results: Do you prefer to watch ESPN's or TNT's coverage of the NBA?

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    I caught some of the Jim Rome show today (I dislike him and Colin but still find myself listening to them almost daily during basketball season) and he had on Jon Barry. I don't know how in the world it got on this subject but Barry started saying how the TNT crew (Barkley) is more for "entertaining" or a "barber shop" style of show while him and the ESPN crew try to educate people on the game.

    I can't say that either show blows me away but if I had to pick I would rather listen/watch TNT. Maybe it's because they don't have as much air time but they don't go on and on about the same topics like ESPN.

    Which do you prefer to listen/watch?

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    TNT, they're awesome.

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    TNT is miles ahead of ESPN. I can't think of a sport that ESPN does better than other networks. Sunday Night Football is far better on NBC than MNF on ESPN and I'd much rather watch college basketball on CBS than ESPN.

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    NBA on NBC all day

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    No one's topping that.

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    HOLY CRAP! i remember watching that same exact thing (video 2) on TV.... i rly do miss NBA on NBC..... was the best by far

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    I hope Barry wasn't being serious when he said ESPN does a better job of educating the audience. Hubie Brown is the only one educating me when I tune in to that network. Other than him, everyone else toes the company line and rides the big names with little substance to add. You'll learn as much about the game by playing NBA 2K online where everyone only plays with three teams.

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    In today's NBA broadcasting, hands down TNT.

    Those guys are freakin' hilarious and of course Reggie's a part of it.

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    NBA on NBC all day
    I loved the intro on NBC alone to prefer it.

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    I demand an NBC and a CBS option.

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    Jon Barry is terrible. You'd think he played for and was from Chicago during the first round.
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    TNT, though I grew tired of the in studio schtick a few years ago. Not that I don't like those guys anymore, but I need them in much shorter doses than previously.

    Still, their broadcast looks great, sounds great, has the best commentary, so the choice is easy. I hope one day they get to take over the Finals.

    ESPN/ABC is okay, but it still reeks of.... ESPN.

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    Jon Barry is terrible. You'd think he played for and was from Chicago during the first round.
    His dad was far worse.

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    TNT and NBC trump ABC/ESPN. I miss the Sunday Triple Headers and Roundball Rock.

    And Barry shouldn't be one to talk about ABC/ESPN having the "learning" focus after his drooling over Derrick Rose in game 1.
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    ESPN has gotten too big or...I don't know, something. I'm really starting to hate ESPN now.
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    NBC had incredible depth in the broadcast booth, and they had an outstanding presentation.

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    TNT by a landslide. Their commentary is a lot more focused on the game itself as opposed to ABC where Van Gundy and Jackson are making fun of each other seemingly every other possession. At least with TNT, the fun and games has its place with the studio show and not during the games.

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    I love the TNT crew. Chris Webber is excellent and Charles/Kenny/Ernie are hilarious together. I love how natural they all seem in front of a camera and how light hearted they take basketball. You'd think from ESPN/ABC broadcasts that Basketball is the most important thing in the world. . .

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    I'm really paying attention to Mark's analysis right now and wow he is bad. Hope he's better at analyzing as a coach than as a broadcaster.

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    I've had a change of heart over the past few seasons. .

    Reggie is so bad, I have a hard time watching TNT. And then TNT's camera work is often unwatchable for me, like in the ECF, the camera angle was too tight, it drove me crazy.

    ESPN with JVG and Hubie who are by far the two best analyst, has IMO become much better than TNT.

    My favorite thing about TNT now is Ernie Johnson, I think he is very underated. I enjoy Kenny and Charles, for entertainment, but they can get to be too much, especially in the playoffs. They are better once a week in games that are less important like the regular season.

    NBC was the best though

    NBATV I like a lot. They don't produce their own games, but for studio I like C. Webb, McHale, Steve Smith, and Brent Barry a lot. Brent is better than his brother John.
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    I don't think Reggie is bad at all, but Mark Jackson will be better on the bench than with a set of headphones on.
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    Wow, it is a landslide in TNT's favor. Of course though if NBC was still doing it it would be a landslide for NBC over both ESPN and TNT.

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    ESPN has gotten too big or...I don't know, something. I'm really starting to hate ESPN now.
    I think it might have something to do with Disney owning them. Every year they are owned by Disney a little more of the Disney suckage just creeps over into ESPN. It is now getting to the point of it just being pure crap.

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    Wow, it is a landslide in TNT's favor. Of course though if NBC was still doing it it would be a landslide for NBC over both ESPN and TNT.



    I think it might have something to do with Disney owning them. Every year they are owned by Disney a little more of the Disney suckage just creeps over into ESPN. It is now getting to the point of it just being pure crap.

    NBA on NBC trumps all.

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    Wow, it is a landslide in TNT's favor. Of course though if NBC was still doing it it would be a landslide for NBC over both ESPN and TNT.



    I think it might have something to do with Disney owning them. Every year they are owned by Disney a little more of the Disney suckage just creeps over into ESPN. It is now getting to the point of it just being pure crap.
    I've got it. It's all the slurping of the Yanks and Sox and every other big market team. I don't recall back when ESPN first launched that they ever did that. It's just been the past few years or so and it's so *****ing annoying.
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