NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FanDuel and the NBA are teaming up just in time for the holiday season. Ahead of NBA on Christmas Day, FanDuel is launching an exciting array of NBA-specific additions, offering fans new ways to keep up with their favorite NBA games just in time for the holidays:
- NBA Starting 5: The official one-day fantasy game of the NBA, FanDuel’s newest NBA offering will answer the ultimate question this season: which current players would you select to build the ultimate five man NBA roster? Just head to the FanDuel app or FanDuel.com and enter a “NBA Starting 5” contest, a new, free-to-play NBA fantasy game. You'll select two guards, two forwards and one center and all scoring is standard for FanDuel's NBA product. FanDuel is also kicking off the holiday season with the “NBA Starting 5 Christmas Jam” contest on Christmas Day. Users can enter for free to win NBA prizes like tickets for you and your starting five to attend an NBA game or items signed by top NBA players. To enter the NBA Starting 5 Christmas Jam, head to https://www.fanduel.com/nba.
- NBA InPlay: Are you tuning into ABC to watch the Cavs take on the Warriors on Christmas Day? Whether you’re watching a nationally broadcast game or a local matchup, you can get involved with NBA action live from home with NBA InPlay. NBA InPlay is a real-time mobile fantasy game that syncs directly to any NBA game on cable or satellite. Simply download the app, pick your players, and play alongside the live broadcast to maximize your score. You can compete against your friends or other NBA fans to win official NBA prizes. NBA InPlay is available for download on Apple and Android.
- NBA Content On-the-Go: Traveling for the holidays? Keep up with live NBA games right from your mobile device with FanDuel and NBA League Pass. As fans demand more content in more places, FanDuel is integrating NBA League Pass onto its mobile app. Available now in the “Live Scoring” section on FanDuel, fans can click the “Watch Now” button, and be directed to watch hundreds of live and on-demand games on NBA League Pass while rooting for their FanDuel lineups.
The NBA on Christmas Day television schedule begins with the Philadelphia 76ers traveling to New York to take on the Knicks on ESPN at noon ET, followed by a triple header on ABC featuring Cavaliers vs. Warriors, Wizards vs. Celtics, and Rockets vs. Thunder. The final showdown features the Timberwolves vs. Lakers on TNT at 10:30 pm ET.
Founded in 2009, FanDuel has redefined fantasy sports in pursuit of its mission of making sports more exciting. FanDuel offers a multitude of one-day, weekly and season-long game options for NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, Golf, WNBA, and the EPL, with new public and private leagues forming daily, ranging in size from two to thousands of players. The Official Partner of the NBA, FanDuel drives fan engagement, hosting numerous live events and creating once-in- a-lifetime experiences for sports fans throughout the year. FanDuel is based in New York City with offices in Los Angeles, Orlando, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. FanDuel has raised funding from KKR, Google Capital, Time Warner/Turner Sports, Shamrock Capital, NBC Sports Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Pentech Ventures, Piton Capital and Bullpen Capital.
About the NBA
The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League, set to launch in May 2018. The NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2017-18 season featured 108 international players from a record 42 countries and territories. NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 1.4 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.