On October 27, the Oklahoma City Thunder surprised the Los Angeles Lakers at Paycom Center, erasing a 26-point deficit to secure their first win of the season, 123-115.
Thursday in Los Angeles, the Thunder and the Lakers will meet for the second time this season (10:30 p.m. ET) and NBA League Pass subscribers will have the chance to watch the game in a whole new way.
Former NBA players Jamal Crawford and Quentin Richardson will give fans a single player perspective on an NBA game. Thursday’s game stream will be the first in a regular series with Crawford and Richardson on NBA League Pass.
If you’re new to the NBA League Pass this season, try it free for 7 days. Not only will you have access to Crawford and Richardson with the Thunder-Lakers game, but also:
- HD League Pass Live Matches
- All home and away team broadcast streams
- Select games available in other languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Korean)
- Select games with alternate commentary, like Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux
- Classic and archival games available on demand
- Live audio for every game
- Access to full and condensed 10-minute replays of each match
- Ability to download games for offline viewing
- Local outages may apply
Once connected to your League Pass subscription, you will be able to find the alternate stream with Crawford and Richardson on the game page for Thunder-Lakers in the “Watch” tab.
Richardson and Crawford were both selected in the 2000 Draft and combined to play in more than 2,100 NBA games. They were teammates with the New York Knicks from 2005 to 2009, when Crawford transferred to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Al Harrington.
Crawford, a goalie who was drafted No.8 by the Cleveland Cavaliers and traded to the Chicago Bulls, is tied with Lou Williams as the only players in NBA history to win the Kia Sixth Man of the Year Award in three different seasons. Crawford has played for the Bulls, Knicks, Warriors, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, LA Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns and Brooklyn Nets over his 20-year career.
At 39 and in his last regular season game with Phoenix, Crawford lost 51 points in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks. This performance made him the oldest NBA player to score more than 50 points in a game, as well as the first player to score that many points off the bench in a single NBA game.
Richardson, a combo forward who was chosen No.18 by the Clippers, played 13 seasons with stops in Phoenix, New York, Miami and Orlando after starting his career in Los Angeles. to a successful broadcasting career, which includes co-hosting the popular “Knuckleheads” podcast with former Clippers teammate Darius Miles.
The Lakers enter Thursday’s game against the Thunder on a three-game winning streak. LeBron James didn’t play in Game 1 against the Thunder, but he had 30 points and 10 assists in Tuesday’s win over the Houston Rockets. Despite their 1-6 record, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 22.9 points per game this season.