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How To Watch NBA Christmas Day Online Without Cable Or ESPN

By Jeremy Evans / December 23, 2016 / Tags: ,

You don’t have to miss Christmas Day NBA games just because you can’t get ESPN. Here’s how to live stream every game without cable.

Live stream NBA Christmas Day without cable

This year’s NBA Christmas Day has one of the best lineups fans could hope for.

First, the Boston Celtics travel to New York to take on the Knicks at Noon EST. The marquee matchup has the Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers, 2:30 PM EST.

In the evening round, the Chicago Bulls play the San Antonio Spurs at 5:00 PM EST. Minnesota Timberwolves at Oklahoma City Thunder is at 8:00 PM EST. Finally, it’s a Los Angeles showdown at 10:30 PM EST with the Clippers at Lakers.

Live Stream NBA Christmas Day Games Without Cable

All Christmas Day games will be live streamed on ESPN.com and the WatchESPN app. (Warriors-Cavaliers and Bulls-Spurs will be televised on ABC. The other three games will be televised on ESPN.)

To watch the Christmas NBA games online without cable or ESPN, you have a couple options. The best way to is with NBA League Pass. The trouble with League Pass is that it blacks out all nationally televised games — like all the NBA Christmas Day games — and local games.

So to live stream the Christmas games on NBA League Pass, you’ll have to bypass the blackouts. See the how to do this the easy way here: avoid NBA blackouts on League Pass.

Watch NBA Christmas Day Games On Sling TV Or PlayStation Vue

If you have a Sling TV or PlayStation Vue subscription, then you’re probably used to getting hit with NBA blackouts. All the Christmas Day games will be blacked out on Sling TV and PS Vue, since they are all nationally televised games.

But, you can still watch them on Sling TV and PlayStation Vue. You just need to bypass the blackouts. See how here.

Other Ways To Live Stream NBA On Christmas Day

For other ways to watch the Christmas games live online, see The Ultimate Guide To Stream Live Sports. This outlines today’s best options to live stream sports without cable/satellite.

You may also be able to live stream games for free — but stay away from those scummy “free live sports!!!!” sites. There’s a better way.

You can use Kodi to watch NBA basketball live online for free (plus lots of other sports and TV). What is Kodi? Briefly, it’s a media player you can use to stream live sports, TV episodes, and other content from the internet.

One note — whether Kodi is legal is an issue of debate. Yes, the networks frown upon watching their content for free. Hey, I’m not here to judge. But it is highly recommended you use a VPN with Kodi to stay private and secure.

To see what you can watch on Kodi, and how to get started, check out our beginner’s guide on how to use Kodi or our Kodi review.


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