Saturday Night Live’s best NBA sketches get you ready for the Finals

The NBA Finals start tonight so to celebrate we look back at Saturday Night Live’s best basketball sketches.

The NBA’s best square off in Toronto tonight as the Golden State Warriors take on the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the Finals. It should be an exciting series with some of the league’s biggest stars bringing fans some big-time moments.

For coverage of the NBA Finals there is no better place to look online than Hoops Habit. You’ll find some fantastic analysis on both the Raptors and Warriors as well as series predictions from some of the most knowledgeable NBA fans around.

Here at Last Night On, these big events get us thinking a little bit differently. Whether it is the Super Bowl, the holidays, or the Oscars, we like to turn our attention to Saturday Night Live. The show itself is a pop culture institution. But the show also has a long history of satirizing and spoofing everything else in sports and entertainment. The NBA certainly has provided a lot of entertainment over the years.

Legendary players like Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, and LeBron James have stood on stage in Studio 8H to host Saturday Night Live. Players, announcers, and analysts have also been targets of sketches and impersonations over the past 44 seasons.

NBA fans are known for their sense of humor. You don’t have to look much further than NBA Twitter to see that basketball fans are some of the most creative and funny people around. So to help get everyone in the mood for the NBA Finals, we’ve compiled some of Saturday Night Live‘s best basketball related sketches. Enjoy!

Cleveland Cavs Promo

Inside the NBA

Lavar Ball on Weekend Update

Daily Affirmation with Michael Jordan

The NBA on TNT

The Super Fans on the Finals

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Which one of these Saturday Night Live sketches was your favorite? Did we miss one that you love? Let us know in the comment section. Enjoy the NBA Finals and be sure to keep checking in with Last Night On for everything from late night television.



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