The 2023-24 NBA season is gearing up to be a very interesting one. The Denver Nuggets look to repeat as champions after winning the first title in franchise history while teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, and so many other contenders are looking to knock Nikola Jokic off the throne.
It is going to be a very fun NBA season and is one that fans are not going to want to miss. With so many different options to watch different games, fans may be lost a bit about all of the different ways to watch the NBA this season.
Let’s dive into them, shall we?
How to watch the Lakers on cable in 2023-24:
Los Angeles Lakers fans have several different cable options for 2023-24. The Lakers have over 30 nationally televised games that fans can watch on either ESPN, TNT, or ABC. Games that are not naturally televised will be available to fans in the local Los Angeles market on Spectrum SportsNet.
Fans can also watch non-Lakers games every week on ESPN and TNT, as the two broadcasters share the national TV rights for the NBA.
How to watch the Lakers without cable in 2023-24
There are several different alternatives for fans to watch the Lakers and the NBA without cable this upcoming season. Fubo, Sling, YouTube TV, and Hulu Live+ TV are all alternative options to cable for cord-cutters. To check out Fubo and sign up for a seven-day free trial (new users only) click here.
WarnerMedia’s streaming service MAX is also launching a live sports feature (which is branded at Bleacher Report) in early October. MAX users will get 69 live regular-season NBA games as well as NBA All-Star Weekend festivities with the add-on. The add-on is free with a MAX subscription through February and will cost an additional $9.99 a month starting March 1, 2024.
How to watch the Lakers on NBA League pass
For Lakers fans who are out-of-market, the best option may be NBA League Pass, which allows fans to watch every out-of-market game. However, keep in mind that nationally broadcast games cannot be watched live with NBA League Pass, so Lakers fans would be sacrificing almost half of the games.
League Pass costs $99.99 for the entire season with commercials, or $149.99 for the entire season without commercials. Any fans who are in the Los Angeles market won’t be able to watch the Lakers on League Pass unless the game is being broadcast on NBA TV, which is included in League Pass.
NBA on ESPN schedule
The Lakers will be playing 16 total games on either ESPN or ABC. For the complete list of nationally televised games on ESPN/ABC, click here.
NBA on TNT schedule
The Lakers will be playing 11 total games on TNT. For the complete list of nationally televised games on TNT, click here.