Before the Cleveland Cavaliers host the New York Knicks in what claims to be the most anticipated season opener in Cavaliers history, there will be another huge event in the Huron (Stark) parking lot, directly across the street from the Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday night.
The Cavs and Turner Sports are bringing a free fan event and viewing party to downtown Cleveland’s Gateway District On October 30th at 7:00 PM E/T, right before the Cavs tip off against the Knicks at 8:00 PM E/T on TNT.
As mentioned previously, this event will be free for all Cavaliers fans and will feature a musical performance by hip-hop recording artist Kendrick Lamar, as well as appearances by the Scream Team hip-hop troupe, Cavalier Girls dance team, and more. Not only will these performances be displayed, but as the game tips off at 8:00 PM E/T, the event will serve as a viewing party for all Cavs fans with the broadcast being featured on massive video boards set up.
Turner Sports will be televising the event, which is supposed to be included in the hour-long TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com at 7:00 PM E/T. Kevin Hart and NBA TV’s Inside Stuff host Kristen Ledlow will make special guest appearances during the segment.
Let the anticipation begin.