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While the 2018 NBA Finals are a thing of the past, basketball fans still have the summer to look forward to. In the 2018 NBA Summer League, fans can see their favorite teams trying out different rosters comprising rookies, young bench players, and unsigned free agents. The 2018 Summer League is now underway, and will take place from July 2nd through July 17th. Want to watch NBA Summer League online?
Don’t worry, you won’t need cable TV! It’s now possible to catch NBA Summer League live stream via a few streaming services, without needing to have a cable subscription. Here’s how you can catch all the action:
Watch 2018 NBA Summer League Online via Sling TV
The 2018 Summer League games will be on the ESPN family of networks and on NBA TV. Thankfully, Sling TV offers direct, live access to ESPN networks, without a cable subscription.
Each game will either air on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, or NBA TV. Both ESPN streaming and ESPN2 streaming are offered in Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” package for $25 a month, with no contract. ESPNU and NBA TV are available as part of an add-on package.
So, to sum up, for $25 a month you can subscribe to Sling Orange (details in our review), which gives you 30+ channels including the ESPN family of channels. You can then add the Sports Extra package for $10 extra to get NBA TV and ESPNU for full access to NBA Summer League streaming. You can use Sling to watch NBA Summer League online via your computer, mobile device, streaming player, smart TV, etc. Most major devices are compatible.
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- An exclusive 30% discount for T-Mobile customers
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- A FREE 7-day trial, no strings attached
DIRECTV NOW Gives You the NBA Summer League Stream
DIRECTV NOW is a new streaming service that has been exploding in popularity recently, and for good reason: it’s an awesome service! For $35 a month, you can subscribe and get immediate access to 60+ channels, including the ESPN family of networks. Both ESPN and ESPN2 are included in the basic package, with ESPNU and NBA TV being available in larger packages.
DIRECTV NOW is contract-free, so you can cancel at any time. It’s super easy to use, and works on all your favorite devices. Right now, you can actually get a Roku Premiere (value $69.99) when you prepay 2 months of DIRECTV NOW! That’s a great deal for cord cutters who are in need of a streaming device. For more info, check out our DIRECTV NOW review.
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Watch NBA Summer League Live Stream with PS Vue
PlayStation Vue offers another easy way to watch NBA Summer League online. It, too, offers the three ESPN channels in one of its basic packages, as well as NBA TV (NBA TV is in the $39.99/month plan). You can subscribe for $39.99 a month, giving you access to over 45 popular TV channels.
Vue works on Chromecast, PS3/PS4, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and iOS/Android devices. So, Vue is a viable way to catch the NBA summer league live stream. Read more in our review of PlayStation Vue. Or, start off with a free 5-day trial.
What Channel is the 2018 NBA Summer League On?
The 2018 NBA Summer League will air on a combination of NBA TV, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU. You can watch all of these networks with a service like DIRECTV NOW (which has a free 7-day trial). The full schedule for the NBA Summer League 2017 can be found here.
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