Basketball draws a huge following in the U.S. and around the world and with the NBA and Euroleague boasting the globe's elite clubs and players and joined by top class international tournaments such as the FIBA Americas Championship, FIBA Eurobasket and Olympic Games on a hectic calendar, comprehensive coverage is a must.

With that in mind, Livesport.co.uk is here to serve as a valuable and straight forward guide to hoop fans who want to find out where and when they can watch their favourite teams on TV or online with a minimum of fuss.

Want to know who is playing today? Go to the basketball TV and streaming guide here.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America and widely considered to be the premier league in the world.

It puts its member teams through a punishing regular season schedule with teams playing on average 3.5 games per week, and a total of 82 games before the post-season play-offs, which means there is so much top class action to choose from that league alone from October to February.

TV BROADCASTERS

Our first stop for live basketball on TV has to be BT Sport, who offer British and Irish basketball fans multi-platform coverage of the NBA, including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony, and the likes of the Miami Heat, LA Lakers and New York Knicks.

BT Sport have the rights to TV broadcast up to seven games per week, plus highlights, magazine shows as well as streamed games on BTSport.com.

That means over 200 games throughout the season, appearing across BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN, with up to seven live games per week throughout the regular season and the first and second rounds of the NBA Playoffs, as well as every game of the Conference Finals, culminating in the NBA Finals in June.

The BT Sport app also brings you live streaming and breaking news to your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. BT Sport's app for smartphones and tablets allows BT Sport subscribers to watch BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport Europe and BT Sport/ESPN live and on the move.

STREAMING LIVE

Bet365 are out on their own in terms of online streaming, however, with a breath taking number of games streamed live each year including action from the NBA, Euroleague, Liga ACB, Bundesliga and FIBA international tournaments and more.

The depth of the streaming coverage available to their members is simply astounding with over 60,000 events available to watch on your PC, laptop or mobile device each year. And they're not just about basketball either, as they also broadcast Bundesliga and La Liga football as well as ATP and WTA tennis including Grand Slams, Darts and Snooker tournaments as well as Volleyball and Handball World Cup matches, and much much more.

Watching games on smaller screens isn't everyone's cup of tea, but the popularity of live streaming basketball online has exploded in recent years, whilst also adding a element of interactivity as fans engage with one another, broadcasters and sporting figures on social media during the game.

Streaming and social media are shaking up how fans view the sport and interact with one another. Increased choices of how to watch basketball has changed the experience of enjoying a game with slam dunks, buzzer beaters and crowd reaction from a game going viral within moments of the action taking place as followers tweet and respond in their droves.

The world of live basketball has changed dramatically in recent years and in response Livesport.co.uk has become a one stop shop for basketball lovers to plan their viewing in secure and easy to navigate environment.

So to find out what games are live today or in the days and weeks ahead, just check out our basketball TV and streaming calendar and discover who's showing which games, and where and when you can watch them.

You can also sign up for our alert system which is a great way to keep up to speed on the world of live basketball as it allows us to let you know when your favourite team/s are in action and if you can watch them on TV or online.

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