USA vs Nigeria Basketball 2021 Live Stream: How to Watch Online

Getty Damian Lillard of the 2021 USA Basketball Men's National Team.

Team USA faces Nigeria in a tune-up exhibition for the Olympics on Saturday in Las Vegas.

In the US, the game (8 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on NBC Sports Network. If you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of USA vs Nigeria (and the upcoming Team USA basketball exhibitions, which will all be on NBC Sporst Network) online:

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FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of NBCSN and 100-plus other live TV channels via FuboTV’s main channel package, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch USA vs Nigeria live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space.


Sling TV

NBCSN is included in Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” bundle. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming service with NBCSN and the channels you’ll need for the Olympics, and you can get your first month for just $10:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch USA vs Nigeria live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.

If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 50 hours of cloud DVR.


AT&T TV

AT&T TV has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” NBCSN is included in every one, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free 14-day trial.

Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but your “due today” amount will be $0 when signing up. If you watch on your computer, phone or tablet, you won’t be charged for 14 days. If you watch on a streaming device on your TV (Roku, Fire Stick, Apple TV, etc.), you will be charged for the first month, but you can get still get a full refund if you cancel before 14 days:

AT&T TV Free Trial

Once signed up for AT&T TV, you can watch USA vs Nigeria live on the AT&T TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the AT&T TV website.

If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to unlimited hours).


Hulu With Live TV

You can watch a live stream of NBCSN and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

Hulu With Live TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch USA vs Nigeria live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.

If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).


USA vs Nigeria Preview

Team USA looks to find its stride before heading to Tokyo as they welcome a talented Nigeria squad for an exhibition.

The team is coached by veteran NBA coach Mike Brown, who is currently an assistant for the Golden State Warriors.

“I’ve been fortunate, blessed, lucky, however you want to call it, to be a head coach in The Finals, to be an assistant coach with three different teams, in five or six Finals,” Brown says. “Coached some of the greatest players in the world – Steph Curry, LeBron (James), Draymond (Green), Klay (Thompson), David Robinson, Tim Duncan. I can go on and on. I’ve been blessed.

“To do something like that … I’d be so excited I wouldn’t know what to do with myself. That’s a dream come true, to try to help Nigeria get to that point and understand what they can accomplish with the game of basketball. And see how it not only can unite the people of Nigeria but also unite the whole continent and bring a level of respect to the country that is not shown all the time.”

Nigeria, which has qualified for the Olympics, has some NBA talent, with Jahlil Okafor (Detroit Pistons), Josh Okogie (Minnesota Timberwolves), Precious Achiuwa (Miami Heat) and Metu Chimezie (Sacramento Kings) on the roster.

While some big names like LeBron James, James Harden and Steph Curry are missing, the US still has a stacked roster that will be favored in Tokyo. Here’s the full roster:

Bam Adebayo Miami Heat
Bradley Beal Washington Wizards
Devin Booker Phoenix Suns
Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
Jerami Grant Detroit Pistons
Draymond Green Golden State Warriors
Jrue Holiday Milwaukee Bucks
Zach LaVine Chicago Bulls
Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers
Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers
Khris Middleton Milwaukee Bucks
Jayson Tatum Boston Celtics

A player a lot of people are excited to see sporting the red, white and blue is Damian Lillard, who is playing in his first Olympics.

“I came here to play off of other guys,” Lillard said. “Understanding that I’m just going to get into the paint and they collapse on me, making the right play and dishing it out. Attack the rim and if Bam [Adebayo] is diving, I’m going to toss it in the air.”

Team USA head coach Gregg Popovich commended all his players for taking on the challenge of playing in the Olympics after some difficult seasons due to the pandemic.

“I think they are making a really big and important sacrifice considering COVID for a year and a half, being in the bubble and then going through this season. Society wise the social issues going on exacerbate the feelings you might have during Covid, being isolated so much. And the quick turnaround to go back over and especially the three guys who will come right after the Finals.

“I think it’s a testament to their character, their desire to show the world they can be the best basketball team,” Popovich added. “They love playing, but to me I call it a sacrifice. They’re sacrificing a lot. They can’t take their friends or family to Tokyo. I don’t know what fans are going to be there. I don’t know if even what Japanese fans are going to be there from everything we hear. It’s a huge sacrifice and I think they deserve a lot of credit for that.”


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