NBA season intros from over the years

The introduction videos from TNT are one of the best ways to welcome in a new NBA season; the icing on the cake for what’s one of the best times of the year for basketball fans. It just so happens that there’s a handful of TNT’s intros hanging around YouTube. Here they are:


Or so it looks like. It doesn’t really say, but there’s Baron Davis‘ dunk over Andrei Kirilenko, Tim Duncan and the Spurs celebrating, Manu Ginobili with a full head of hair, Jason Kidd still as a Net, and Shaquille O’Neal still in Miami. Pretty sure this was for the 2008 season.


It’s only been a few years but seeing Brandon Roy, Chauncey Billups, and Allen Iverson in this one makes it feel like ages ago.


It’s when Amar’e Stoudemire was still Amar’e Stoudemire. Sigh. And, obviously, the aftermath of the chaotic 2010 free agency period, led by LeBron James. It’s weird looking back on how despised LeBron James was, but Dwyane Wade was viewed as the good guy from their ‘Big 3’. It feels like that’s been reversed three years later.


As great as this one is, Drazen Petrovic makes it that much better.


For some reason, when those videos end I always expect the NBA on NBC theme song to start:

What kind of introduction does TNT have in mind for 2014?


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