StarTimes will beam all the actions of NBA live and exclusive on its ESPN channels.
With the 75th season starting next week, the Lakers are amongst the favourites, especially since digging deep and issuing 35-year-old James with a two-year contract worth 85 million dollars.
Other teams expected to be strong are the Milwaukee Bucks, the Miami Heat and the Denver Nuggets.
The star player for the Bucks is Giannis Antetokounmpo, who won the NBA MVP award for the last two years running and teams up in Mike Budenholzer’s team with his brother Thanasis.
Born in Athens to first-generation Nigerian immigrants, the “Greek Freak” as he is nicknamed for his impressive 6 foot 11 inch height and 11 inch-long hands, has said he considers himself both Greek and Nigerian.
“The Nigerian and Greek cultures are always present in my home, whether it’s through music, or food or what’s being watched on TV. The first thing I did when I arrived in 2013 [in Milwaukee] was to locate the closest Greek and African restaurants,” he said.
“Non-StarTimes subscribers can stream the matches live on StarTimes-ON mobile app at N400 weekly, with an option to subscribe with MTN airtime.
“NBA lovers with active StarTimes subscription can also stream the matches live on their mobile phones via the StarTimes-ON streaming app at no extra cost by linking their smartcard numbers to StarTimes-ON apps on three various mobile devices. Thus, access can be shared with loved ones to watch their favourite content simultaneously.
“This handy application provides users with over 100 TV channels which include live sports, replays and highlights,” Lazarus Ibeabuchi, PR Manager, StarTimes Nigeria said.