While the 2016 NBA Finals are a thing of the past, basketball fans still have the summer to look forward to. In the 2016 NBA Summer League, fans can see their favorite teams trying out different rosters comprising rookies, young bench players, and unsigned free agents. The 2016 Summer League is already underway, and will continue through July 18th. Want to watch NBA Summer League online?
Don’t worry, you won’t need cable TV! It’s now possible to catch NBA Summer League live stream via a few streaming services, without needing to have a cable subscription. Here’s how you can catch all the action:
Watch NBA Summer League Online via Sling TV
The 2016 Summer League games will be on the ESPN family of networks. Thankfully, Sling TV offers direct, live access to ESPN networks, without a cable subscription.
Each game will either air on ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPN3. Both ESPN streaming and ESPN2 streaming are offered in Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” package for $20 a month, with no contract. ESPN3 streaming is also offered, but the process is a little different.
To watch ESPN3 content, you’ll need to download the WatchESPN app and verify with a participating high-speed internet provider or TV service (Sling TV works). If you sign up for Sling TV, you’ll be able to view all ESPN3 content as well as any ESPN and ESPN2 content on the WatchESPN app. Additionally, ESPN will offer in-depth coverage of the NBA Summer League with updates throughout each day on SportsCenter and other programs. Check the NBA Summer League schedule below for more details.
So, to sum up, for $20 a month you can subscribe to Sling Orange (details in our review), which gives you 25+ channels including the ESPN family of channels. You can use Sling to watch NBA Summer League online via your computer, mobile device, streaming player, smart TV, etc. Most major devices are compatible.
And, don’t forget about the awesome limited-time deals that are currently running, including:
- An exclusive 30% discount for T-Mobile customers
- A FREE Roku 2 for anyone who prepays for 3 months of Sling TV
- A $60 discount off an Apple TV for anyone who prepays for 3 months
- A FREE 7-day trial, no strings attached
Watch NBA Summer League Live Stream with PlayStation Vue
PlayStation Vue offers another easy way to watch NBA Summer League online. It, too, offers the three ESPN channels in one of its basic packages. You can subscribe for $30 a month, giving you access to over 50 popular TV channels.
Vue works on Chromecast, PS3/PS4, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and iOS/Android devices. Unfortunately, you can’t watch on-the-go, but if you plan to watch from home this is a viable option to catch the NBA summer league live stream. Read more in our review of PlayStation Vue.
NBA Summer League Schedule
Note: You can watch ALL these games using Sling TV!
Thursday, July 14:
Friday, July 15:
Saturday, July 16:
Sunday, July 17:
Monday, July 18:
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