NBA League Pass Free Preview: 3 Must-See Games Oct. 24-30

NBA League Pass Free Preview art with Giannis, courtesy of the NBA

The 2023-24 NBA season tips off on Tuesday, Oct. 24, and you can watch every NBA game with DISH, from nationally televised games on ESPN and TNT to the latest news and analysis on NBA TV. And if you’re an NBA diehard, you can subscribe to NBA Team Pass or NBA League Pass to watch all of your out-of-market games (click here for full details on how to watch NBA games with DISH).

With rookies like San Antonio’s Victor Webemyama poised to make an instant impact, and veterans like Damian Lillard and Chris Paul joining new teams, NBA League Pass will be getting a lot of burn this season. Lucky for you, all DISH subscribers can get a free sample this week with the NBA League Pass free preview from Oct. 23-30. With dozens of games to choose from, we took a look at the schedule and picked out three matchups you won’t want to miss during the free preview. Not a DISH subscriber? Follow this link to find the best offer and subscribe to DISH today!


Brooklyn Nets at Dallas Mavericks – Fri., Oct. 27, 8:30 PM ET

The NBA seems to have so many franchise-shaking trades, it wouldn’t surprise us if another all-star was moved in the time it took you to read this (with James Harden apparently forcing his way out of Philly, this is not an exaggeration). But even in this environment, Kyrie Irving’s trade to the Mavericks last February remains memorable. For Brooklyn, it was the first piece in a rebuild that will continue this season. For the Mavericks, it was a gamble that the team hopes will pay off in a deep playoff run, not only this year but seasons to come. Regardless of the long term results, this is a fascinating early-season matchup that should be deeply personal for both teams.


San Antonio Spurs at LA Clippers – Sun., Oct. 29, 9:00 PM ET

Victor Wembanyama highlights like those above have made the Spurs a must-watch team even before the regular season has tipped off. Simply put, Wemby is to size and athleticism what Mchael Jordan was to free throw lines and gravity. We’ve never seen anything like this, and San Antonio’s road game against Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and the loaded LA Clippers should be a decent litmus test for the team’s ceiling this year.


Miami Heat at Milwaukee Bucks – Mon., Oct. 30, 8:00 PM ET

The offseason’s biggest trade was longtime Trailblazer Damian Lillard getting shipped to the Milwaukee Bucks, where he’ll play alongside two-time MVP Gianis Antetokounmpo. While the Bucks’ 2021 championship is hardly a distant memory, last year’s shocking first round exit ultimately resulted in the team’s trade for Lillard, along with the dismissal of head coach Mike Budenholzer (he was replaced by longtime NBA assistant coach Adrian Griffin). The team that knocked them out, the Miami Heat, made it all the way to the NBA Finals and have the NBA’s second-longest tenured head coach in Eric Spoelstra. This promises to be a fascinating preview of the new-look Bucks, as well as the prospects of the Heat, one of the NBA’s most consistent franchises.