TNT play-by-play announcer and Basketball Hall of Fame broadcaster Marv Albert conducted an exclusive interview on the basketball court at the White House with President Barack Obama to discuss basketball, politics and other topics. The interview will air on 5/25, during NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com, the network’s pre-game show beginning at 8 p.m. (ET), prior to TNT’s exclusive coverage of Game #4 of the Western Conference Finals between the Phoenix Suns @ Los Angeles Lakers at 9 p.m. (ET).
A sneak peek of the interview will air on NBA TV and NBA.com beginning on Sunday, May 23, and will appear that evening during TNT’s exclusive coverage of Game #3 of the NBA’s Western Conference Finals between the Lakers and Suns at 8:30 p.m. (ET).
The President shared his thoughts with Albert on his history and love of basketball, the future of LeBron James and the Phoenix Suns stand against the immigration law in Arizona, among other topics.
“We are very appreciative the President of the United States took time during the NBA’s Conference Finals to sit with Marv to discuss a variety of topics that relate to basketball, as well as national issues that have recently crossed into the sports landscape,” said David Levy, president of sales, distribution and sports, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
“It is clearly one of the highlights of my broadcasting career, and a great honor and privilege for me personally, to interview the President of the United States at the White House and talk NBA basketball with him,” said Albert.