Courtside at the NBA Finals, a hour-one special from HBO that provides an inside look at the 2018 showdown between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, premieres Tuesday, June 19, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch the special live or on-demand on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Amazon Prime: If you have Amazon Prime or want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch live HBO and all of HBO’s on-demand content through Amazon Channels. The HBO channel, which costs $14.99 per month, also comes with a free 7-day trial.
Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the HBO channel, you can watch HBO live on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
Hulu: From now through the end of June, Hulu is offering a special deal that allows you to add HBO to an existing or new account for just $4.99 per month. Once signed up, you’ll be able to watch both live HBO and HBO on-demand content on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
The fourth-consecutive matchup between the Warriors and Cavs in the NBA finals may not have proven quite as good as past iterations, as the Dubs rolled to a four-game sweep, but the series was still filled with plenty of drama.
From JR Smith’s meme-inducing gaffe in Game 1 to Tristan Thompson’s ejection to Steph Curry’s record-breaking performance and everything else in between, there was no shortage of entertaining moments. And to get an inside look at some of those moments should make for good TV.
“This show will give our subscribers a first-hand look at the nuances of each victory and defeat,” said Peter Nelson, executive vice president, HBO Sports. “We are privileged to team up with the NBA and Bill Simmons for this unique presentation.”
Simmons’ most recent project, the Andre the Giant documentary that aired on HBO last month, was a major success. It received a 93 percent positive review rating on Rotten Tomatoes and became the most-watched sports documentary on HBO in the last 15 years.
Courtside at the NBA Finals may not be on the level of Andre the Giant, but for anyone who isn’t a Cavs fan, this should be worth an hour of your time on a Tuesday night.