Turner Sports’ fan-focused NBA on TNT American Express Road Show will originate from House of Blues in Chicago for NBA All-Star 2020, highlighted by a live telecast of TNT’s Sports Emmy Award-winning Inside the NBA and performances by GRAMMY Award-winning artists Anderson .Paak (Thursday, Feb. 13) and Maroon 5 (Saturday, Feb. 15). The multi-day event will jumpstart a fan-filled weekend that culminates with the 69th NBA All-Star Game presented by Kia at United Center on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. on TNT. American Express is entering its fourth year as title sponsor of Road Show.
The NBA on TNT American Express Road Show will feature a live taping of Ledlow & Parker, The Steam Room podcast with EJ and Charles and more from the Windy City. Fans can visit nbaontntroadshow.com for full details. Highlights include:
TNT’s Inside the NBA presented by KIA Live from Chicago
The NBA on TNT American Express Road Show will feature TNT’s Inside the NBA studio team of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal with a live show on Thursday, Feb. 13, beginning with pregame coverage at 6 p.m. CT local time (7 p.m. ET), along with halftime and postgame coverage throughout the night.
Energetic Performance by Anderson .Paak
GRAMMY Award-winning artist Anderson .Paak will perform live from the Road Show on Thursday, Feb. 13. TNT will tip-off from Chicago with pregame coverage beginning at 6 p.m. local time (7 p.m. ET) leading into the network’s coverage of the Los Angeles Clippers at Boston Celtics at 7 p.m. (8 p.m. ET). The performance will also be livestreamed via @NBAonTNT’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.
Maroon 5 Featured During All-Star Game Pregame Coverage
Following the release of their latest #1 hit “Memories,” GRAMMY Award-winning, multiplatinum Maroon 5 will take center stage for a live performance from the Road Show, which will be incorporated into TNT’s NBA All-Star pregame coverage on Sunday.
Ledlow and Parker Live
Kristen Ledlow and Candace Parker will give fans a front row seat to a special LIVE episode of the Ledlow and Parker podcast on Thursday, Feb. 13 as they break down the latest storylines and provide their perspective on current events, sports, pop culture and more.
The Steam Room Live with EJ and Chuck
The riveting weekly podcast with Charles Barkley, Ernie Johnson and their longtime Inside the NBA executive producer Tim Kiely, will bring fans into The Steam Room live on Thursday, Feb 13. The show that dives into current events, pop culture and puts a twist on local news, will tape a special episode for NBA All-Star including pop-ins from special guests.
Fans interested in attending both live podcasts can click here for additional details.
About Turner Sports
Turner Sports, a division of WarnerMedia, is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all multimedia screens. Turner Sports’ television coverage includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, ELEAGUE and professional golf. The company also manages some of the most popular sports destinations across digital and social platforms including Bleacher Report and its top-rated app, NCAA.com and the critically-acclaimed NCAA March Madness Live suite of products, PGA.com and the Sports Emmy Award-winning PGA Championship LIVE, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile sites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA jointly manage NBA Digital, a robust collection of offerings including NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, the NBA App and NBAGLEAGUE.com. Turner Sports launched B/R Live in 2018 as a premium live streaming sports platform, serving as the central hub for both the discovery and consumption of live sports content. The streaming service allows fans to find and watch their favorite sports content anywhere, anytime and on the screen of their choice.
About Anderson .Paak
Born Brandon Paak Anderson in Oxnard, California, as a teen he played drums in his church band and later famously worked at a marijuana farm, all while honing his musical chops and in pursuit of his dreams. And while shining glimpses of his extraordinary talent were evident in his first incarnation as Breezy Lovejoy, it was fully realized in his transformation into Anderson .Paak, with his debut album Venice and a stellar six-song run on Dr. Dre's certified Gold COMPTON album, that stoked anticipation for what would be the perfect storm of his sophomore release, 2016's Malibu. The album was a sonic wonder met with universal rave reviews receiving Grammy nods for Best New Artist and Best Urban Contemporary Album, nods for the BET Hip Hop Award's Best New Hip-Hop Artist and the NME Award's Best New Artist. His 2018 release Oxnard marked a career high for him debuting as the #1 Independent album in the country according to Billboard as well as debuting at #5 on the Rap chart, #6 on the Hip Hop/R&B chart and #11 on the Top 200. The phenomenal album was executive produced by Dr. Dre and features the likes of hip-hop legends Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, J. Cole, Q-Tip, and Pusha T.
More recently.Paak has become a three-time GRAMMY Winner having won two GRAMMYs this year (Best R&B Album for Ventura and for Best R&B Performance for “Come Home” ft. Andre 3000) after winning his first GRAMMY last year for a monster single in "Bubblin" for Best Rap Performance. He released his newest album Ventura, that debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200, on April 12th, 2019 via Aftermath Entertainment, exclusively distributed by 12 Tone Music, LLC. The project features Smokey Robinson, André 3000, Jazmine Sullivan, Brandy, Nate Dogg, Lalah Hathaway and Sonyae Elise. His Best Teef in the Game tour to support the album was sold out and included his first Madison Square Garden headline show and 24 other stops across the US and Canada.
About Maroon 5
GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum powerhouse Maroon 5 are one of pop music’s most enduring artists and the 21st century’s biggest acts. To date, the universally renowned Los Angeles band have achieved three GRAMMY® Awards and become “the most successful group in the history of the Billboard Hot 100” as well as 15 Top 10 singles on the Top 40 chart. Maroon 5 have earned 21 Top 40 hits making them the only band to ever do so, sold over 65 million albums and 330 million singles worldwide, and earned gold and platinum certifications in more than 35 countries.
Maroon 5 recently debuted their current single “Memories”, marking their first new music since the release of their smash hit “Girls Like You.” Following its release, “Memories” quickly claimed Maroon 5’s 22nd appearance on Billboard Hot 100’s Top 40. The track is currently at #4 on Billboard Hot 100 chart, their 12th Top 10 this decade; that includes at least one new song sent into the Top 10 each year since 2011. The track is currently in its eighth week at #1 on Billboard Hot AC chart, marking their 14th #1 which is the most by any act. The David Dobkin directed music video has garnered over 250 million views on Youtube; pushing their video catalog to over 12 BILLION views across all official channels on YouTube.
In addition to their impressive sales history and chart dominance, Maroon 5 is also one of the most successful touring artists in pop music. Adam Levine and the band played over 120 concerts in 30+ countries with more than 2,500,000 fans in attendance. Maroon 5 recently announced dates for their upcoming 2020 U.S. tour. The tour kicks off in May and will mark the biggest U.S. shows of the band’s career, with the group playing iconic venues such as at Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, Citi Field and Banc of California Stadium.