NBA Preview: The NBA Raises ‘Banners’ and Sets Great Matchups for MLK Day Games

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors goes in for a layup against the Houston Rockets during an NBA basketball game at ORACLE Arena on January 3, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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The NBA is set for a strong slate of games on MLK Day. The league has five nationally televised games on the schedule, featuring a number of top players, including Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Anthony Davis, and Joel Embiid.

The league is honoring and paying tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King with a new campaign titled ‘Banners,’ which features some of the NBA’s greatest legends: Bernard King, Dikembe Mutombo, Dominique Wilkins and Vince Carter as they raise banners into the rafters for today’s NBA players who work year-round to bring people together and bridge divides in their communities.

Here’s a look at the video:

Here’s the full schedule of NBA games for MLK Day:

On NBATV:

  • The Knicks host the Thunder (12:30 p.m. ET)
  • The Hawks host the Magic (3 p.m. ET)

On TNT:

  • The Grizzlies host the Pelicans (5:30 p.m. ET)
  • The 76ers host the Rockets (8 p.m. ET)
  • The Lakers host the Warriors (10:30 p.m. ET)
Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates a three-point basket with teammate Draymond Green #23 against the Chicago Bulls at ORACLE Arena on January 11, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Per the NBA, the league is encouraging fans to share how they celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on social and digital media by using #NBAVoices and/or visiting voices.nba.com.

On top of that, all teams playing Jan. 17-21 will wear a custom-designed Nike MLK Day warm-up shirt. Available on NBAStore.com beginning Jan. 17, all NBA proceeds will be donated to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.