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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA TO AIR SIMULATED KINGS VS. WARRIORS GAME VIA NBA 2K20 TOMORROW, TUESDAY, APRIL 21ST

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA TO AIR SIMULATED KINGS VS. WARRIORS GAME VIA NBA 2K20 TOMORROW, TUESDAY, APRIL 21ST

 

Simulation with Commentary from Kings Announcers Grant Napear,

Doug Christie and Kayte Hunter Airs on NBC Sports California at 5 P.M.

 

Simulation Featuring Commentary from Warriors Broadcasters Bob Fitzgerald,

Kelenna Azubuike and Kerith Burke Airs at 11 P.M. on NBC Sports Bay Area

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 20, 2020 – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, in partnership with Take-Two Interactive’s NBA 2K20, today announced they will air a one-hour video game simulation of the Sacramento Kings versus the Golden State Warriors tomorrow, Tuesday, April 21st. The April 15th Kings-Warriors matchup was originally scheduled to be the last regular season game of the 2019-20 NBA season for both teams. 

 

NBC Sports California will air the simulation at 5 p.m. with the Kings announcers calling the action – play-by-play from Grant Napear and color analysis from Doug Christie – with Kayte Hunter handling the sideline reporter duties.  

 

At 11 p.m., NBC Sports Bay Area will air the simulation featuring Warriors broadcasters – play-by-play from Bob Fitzgerald and color analysis from Kelenna Azubuike –  with Kerith Burke handling the sideline reporter duties.

 

The artificial intelligence gameplay simulations will be conducted through Take-Two Interactive’s NBA 2K20. The viewer experience will include the same video and audio components of NBA 2K20 gameplay, along with the Kings and Warriors announcers calling the action on NBC Sports California and NBC Sports Bay Area, respectively. Additional content surrounding the simulations will be available on NBCSportsBayArea.com and on NBC Sports Bay Area’s social media platforms.

 

About NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California:

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii. NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks and MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year. The MyTeams by NBC Sports app provides live streams of the games and pre-and postgame shows, digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com//NBCSAuthentic.

 

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SPORTS TEAMS, NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA AND TIMBUK2 TEAM UP TO DONATE FACE MASKS AND BANDANAS AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SPORTS TEAMS, NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA AND TIMBUK2 TEAM UP TO DONATE FACE MASKS AND BANDANAS AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

 

Over 10,000 T-Shirts From Giants, A’s, Warriors, Kings, Sharks, Earthquakes,

49ers, and NBC Sports Bay Area & California Donated to Create

50,000 Face Masks and Bandanas

 

San Francisco-Based Timbuk2 to Manufacture Face Masks and Bandanas

 

Masks and Bandanas to be Donated to Bay Area Community Services

and Other Groups in Need

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 24, 2020 – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, together with its team partners – MLB’s San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s, NBA’s Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and NFL’s San Francisco 49ers, along with the teams’ apparel and merchandise partner Fanatics – and San Francisco-based bag manufacturer Timbuk2 have teamed up to donate 50,000 face masks and bandanas in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The teams and NBC Sports have donated over 10,000 new t-shirts, and Timbuk2 will create cloth face masks and bandanas from the t-shirt material.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the City and County of San Francisco recommend wearing a cloth face covering in public settings. Additionally, the CDC encourages the public to reserve N95 respirators and surgical masks for healthcare workers and other medical first responders. For more information, visit the CDC website here and the City and County of San Francisco website here.

 

Timbuk2 is shifting production from bags to masks, working to fulfill the current demand for 50,000 cloth face coverings which will be donated to Bay Area Community Services, and other groups in need.

 

Images of the face masks and bandanas being manufactured can be found here.

 

 

“We are grateful to partner with the local sports teams and Timbuk2 to provide these critically needed protective masks and bandanas,” said Matt Murphy, Senior Vice President and General Manager of NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California. “We hope this initiative will encourage fans to follow the CDC’s guidance on wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, while reserving the supply of medical-grade masks for those on the coronavirus front lines.”

 

“Now more than ever, we must all work together to respond with compassion, solidarity and ingenuity to support the healthcare professionals and other frontline heroes who are working to save lives at the risk of their own,” said Emily Raimondi, Senior Director of Marketing and Creative Services of NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California. “We are committed to unite and protect our community by being a part of this team effort to provide face masks and bandanas, and are thankful for our team partners and Timbuk2’s support of this critically important initiative.”

 

“One of our core values is to give a damn about the world around us,” said Timbuk2 Head of Marketing, Michelle Nadeau. “When it came time to determine how Timbuk2 could support our local community in fighting this pandemic, shifting our San Francisco manufacturing from messengers to masks and bandanas was a no-brainer. It’s been an honor to work with such world-class organizations, and we are proud to support our frontline workers.”

 

About NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California:

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii. NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks and MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year. The MyTeams by NBC Sports app provides live streams of the games and pre-and postgame shows, digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on NBCSportsBayArea.com and on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com//NBCSAuthentic.

 

About Timbuk2:

Since its founding in 1989, Timbuk2 has designed and manufactured bags to outsmart the city and last a lifetime. Timbuk2 is a pioneer of sewn-in-San Francisco customization and an industry leader in sustainable urban manufacturing. Timbuk2 remains committed to its craft, maintaining quality manufacturing in its hometown since day one. Founded by bike messenger Rob Honeycutt in a garage in San Francisco’s Mission District, today Timbuk2 inspires urban mobility, enables individuality, promotes responsibility, and creates community. Thirty years later, Timbuk2 is still taking meaningful risks, building quality bags, and giving a damn about the world with a keen eye on the past and the future. Timbuk2 products are sold at its retail stores in San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Venice Beach, Portland, New York, Toronto, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, specialty retailers, and online at www.Timbuk2.com. Follow the brand on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: @Timbuk2. 

 

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CONTACTS:

Jay dela Cruz

NBC Sports Bay Area

NBC Sports California

jay.delacruz@nbcuni.com

 

Amanda Jacobi

Timbuk2

amandaj@timbuk2.com

“NBC SPORTS WIRE TO WIRE: WARRIORS VS. KINGS” DEBUTS THIS WEEK ON NBC SPORTS BAY AREA AND NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA

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“NBC SPORTS WIRE TO WIRE: WARRIORS VS. KINGS” DEBUTS THIS WEEK ON NBC SPORTS BAY AREA AND NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA

“NBC SPORTS WIRE TO WIRE: WARRIORS VS. KINGS”

DEBUTS THIS WEEK ON NBC SPORTS BAY AREA

AND NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA

 

Hour-Long Special Show Highlighted by In-Game Audio from

Warriors and Kings Players and Coaches from February Matchup

 

NBC Sports Wire to Wire: Warriors vs. Kings Airs Tuesday at 10 p.m.

on NBC Sports Bay Area and Wednesday at 10 p.m. on NBC Sports California

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 20, 2020 – NBC Sports Wire to Wire: Warriors vs. Kings, NBC Sports Regional Networks’ latest episode of its behind-the-scenes original program on the NBA, will debut tomorrow Tuesday, April 21st at 10 p.m. on NBC Sports Bay Area and Wednesday, April 22nd at 10 p.m. on NBC Sports California.

 

The one-hour show is an all-access pass to an NBA game day, featuring extensive in-game audio and interviews with players and coaches from the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors, surrounding their February 25th matchup at the Chase Center in San Francisco.

 

Covering both on-the-court and off-the-court experiences of an NBA game day, NBC Sports Wire to Wire: Warriors vs. Kings provides an inside perspective through on-court audio and interviews with Warriors players Eric Paschall, Damion Lee, Jordan Poole, and Ky Bowman, coach Steve Kerr, and director of team operations Eric Housen; and Kings players Harrison Barnes and Kent Bazemore, and coach Luke Walton.

 

In the episode, while walking to the arena Warriors' Paschall discusses his personal perspectives on life in the league as a rookie; Bowman is mic’d during the morning shootaround; and the camera follows Housen around the Chase Center as he sets up for the game.

 

During the game, the Kings’ Barnes, Bazemore and coach Walton – as well as the Warriors’ Lee, Poole and coach Kerr – are mic’d up, allowing fans the rare opportunity to hear and feel the passion and competitiveness of an NBA game.

 

About NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California:

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii. NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks and MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year. The MyTeams by NBC Sports app provides live streams of the games and pre-and postgame shows, digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com//NBCSAuthentic.

 

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