TNT Sets All-Star Roster


Turner Network Television announced its roster for its coverage of the 2005 National Basketball Association All-Star Game, to be held at the PepsiCenter in Denver Sunday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. (EST).

Play-by-play announcer Marv Albert and analysts Doug Collins and Steve Kerr will call the game, with Craig Sager as a sideline reporter and NBA insider David Aldridge joining the coverage, as well.

TNT also announced that Dick Stockton and John Thompsonwill call the “got milk? Rookie Challenge” Friday, Feb. 18 at 9 p.m., along with Sager on the sidelines.

The network will also cover NBA All-Star Saturday, presented by America Online Inc., which includes the“RadioShack Shooting Stars,” the “PlayStation Skills Challenge,” the “Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout” and the “Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk.”

“We are thrilled to bring viewers all of the sensational drama of NBA All-Star Weekend from the ‘MileHighCity,’” Turner Sports president David Levy said in a prepared statement.

“The NBA All-Star Game on TNT has been among the highest-rated basketball games in cable history, and we are excited to showcase the skills of the world's greatest athletes for the third consecutive year,” he added.