NBA Fans Given the Chance to Call the Shots

Miami Heat mascot “Burnie” flies a flag during player introductions before a preseason NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

While production crews do their best to cover the action during basketball games, it’s impossible to keep every player onscreen at all times. But thanks to a deal struck between the NBA, Turner Sports and Twitter, fans will now have the chance to choose who is. Beginning with the February 17 All-Star Game, viewers will get to vote on which player they’d most like to keep an eye on during the first half of games televised on TNT. The winning NBA star will then be featured in an isolated single-player view on Twitter during the second half. In an announcement made Wednesday, the three participants also revealed the new service, called “Tweeters Only,” will feature exclusive online commentary. Do you think Tweeters Only will make watching basketball games more enjoyable? How would you enhance the viewing experience?

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