Thanks to guys like Rod Benson, the D-League is already one of the bloggiest leagues out there. And now the D-League is getting really serious about the web -- by becoming the first league anywhere (as far as anyone can tell) to broadcast live video of every game online for free. D-League president Dan Reed wrote on his blog last night:
See, unless you live in one of our markets, or are an NBA TV junkie like me, it's very unlikely that you've ever seen a D-League game. And that's unfortunate, because there are a ton of compelling reasons to watch. What Phoenix Suns fan wouldn't have wanted to see their first round draft pick from Wisconsin, Alando Tucker, go off for 33 and 10 last night? How many Duke Blue Devil-lovers (or haters) are interested in seeing how Josh McRoberts plays against NBA-level competition in the D-League this week? What Golden State Warriors fan wouldn't have wanted to check out C.J. Watson before he got called-up from the D-League to back up Baron Davis?
And here's the really crazy one: even if you're a season ticket holder for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, if you want to follow your beloved Ants on the road, your only options are radio and box score updates. That's sooooo 20th century.
That's all about to change. Because starting right now, at least until the end of the 2007-08 NBA D-League season, you can watch every single D-League game live, right here on D-League.com.
The best part: It is all completely FREE. Yes, FREE (all of you have to do is be a registered member of NBA.com).
Here's where you'll be able to see the games, starting with the first game of the D-League showcase this afternoon.