For the first time ever, NBA.com will stream live the 2K Sports NBA Real Training Camp, providing fans unprecedented access to five teams’ training camps, including the defending NBA Champions, the Los Angeles Lakers. Offering fans an exclusive first look at team practices, along with interviews from their top players and staff, 2K Sports NBA Real Training Camp lineup will include the Denver Nuggets (Sept. 29), NBA Champions L.A. Lakers (Oct. 1), Boston Celtics (Oct. 3), Washington Wizards (Oct. 5) and Atlanta Hawks (Oct. 6).
NBA TV hosts Rick Kamla and Andre Aldridge will each be working with guest analysts to give insight into teams’ revamped rosters and explore the top storylines for the upcoming season. NBA.com’s live stream of each team will be followed by a same-day encore presentation on NBA TV.
Denver Nuggets: The team who battled the ultimate NBA Champion Lakers during the Western Conference Finals, the Nuggets look to build on last year’s success with hometown hero Chauncey Billups All-Star Carmelo Anthony as well as Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen, Nene and rookie Ty Lawson.
L.A. Lakers: With the addition of Ron Artest to a star-studded roster that already features NBA 2K10 video game cover athlete Kobe Bryant, along with Lamar Odom, Pau Gasol and Derek Fisher, will the Lakers defend their championship title?
Boston Celtics: After a second round playoff loss to the Orlando Magic, the Celtics anticipate the return of the ‘Big Three’ with Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and a healthy Kevin Garnett returning to full strength, along with new teammate, four-time All-Star Rasheed Wallace.
Washington Wizards: A healthy Gilbert Arenas returns to the lineup to join Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler. With the additions of Randy Foye, Mike Miller and Fabricio Oberto, the Wizards start the season with a new coach in Flip Saunders, renewed confidence and high expectations.
Atlanta Hawks: With the additions of Jamal Crawford, first round draft selection Jeff Teague and veteran Joe Smith, will the up-and-coming Hawks continue their steady climb in the Playoffs?
2K Sports NBA Real Training Camp Programming Schedule (all times ET):
TEAM DATE TIME: NBA.com/TV ANNOUNCERS
Denver Nuggets Tues. Sept. 29 1 PM / 6 PM Rick Kamla & Scott Hastings
L.A. Lakers Thurs. Oct. 1 1 PM / 6 PM Rick Kamla, Reggie Miller & James Worthy
Boston Celtics Sat. Oct. 3 6 PM / Midnight Andre Aldridge & Cedric Maxwell
Washington Wizards Mon. Oct. 5 1 PM / 10 PM Rick Kamla & Ronny Thompson
Atlanta Hawks Tues. Oct. 6 10 AM / 5 PM Andre Aldridge & Eric Snow
2K Sports is proud to sponsor the 2K Sports NBA Real Training Camp in anticipation of its October 6th launch of NBA 2K10. The release of NBA 2K10 marks the 10th anniversary of the #1 rated* and #1 selling basketball video game franchise**. For more information on NBA 2K10, please visit http://www.2ksports.com/games/nba2k10.
* The NBA 2K series, published by 2K Sports, outranked competitors based on GameRankings.com average scores of 2001-2008 NBA video games. ** According to The NPD Group estimates of U.S. retail video game sales of Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 NBA titles from October 2008 through August 2009.