How to watch streaming NBA games

Updated April 17, 2017

If you want to watch NBA games live on your computer, the only source of streaming video is a pay service sponsored by the league. However, there are other online sources online that provide video clips of NBA games. These clips are not live and some may be of poor quality.

Subscribe to the NBA League Pass at, which is the only way to legally enjoy live streaming video of NBA games. In the 2009-2010 season, this service cost £64 a year and offered the opportunity to watch as many as seven teams. NBA League Pass provides high-resolution quality and a three-game split screen, which enables you to watch three games simultaneously. A DVR function allows you to pause, rewind and fast-forward through the action.

Go to, where you can stream NBA clips. On the ESPN home page, select "NBA" from the "All Sports" drop-down menu. You will be presented with several clips from recent NBA games. You can find even more clips by clicking the tab "Top Videos" or using the search function.

Go to, click "NBA" on the home page and select "Video" to access video clips.Much like ESPN, Yahoo has a search function that will enable you to find specific video clips.

Go to YouTube or Google Video to find video clips and film footage from older games. Enter the keywords into the search bar and you'll be presented with any video that matches those term. For example, If you are looking for Michael Jordan clips, type "Michael Jordan clips" into the search bar and click "Enter."

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