International League Pass (NBA TV) = lame
So I’ve been waiting till the end of the season to get League Pass cos that’s when the Spurs play a lot of games and I was thinking of getting the playoff package too and finally got around to logging into the international league pass site (or nba.tv as it is now known). Little did I know that the package structure had changed, the last time I got ILP it was possible to get on a monthly option (you still had to manually opt out by sending an email to customer service, no way to do it in your account yourself) to see all games, the only option that I could see that seemed remotely close to that was the regular season and playoffs package.
But the wording is a bit confusing (if you are like me and remember having a monthly option any way), you can pay for the regular season and the playoffs either in one lump sum or four easy installments. I thought that might have been the one but it still didn’t seem right, considering it said four installments and the fact that there is only one month left in the season. So I checked out the Customer Service FAQ page, and apparently there is no option to pay even a pro-rated amount to just get the rest of the regular season. I didn’t even think that the monthly option was that great, I always thought that the model should have a pay-per-view option, or even pay for a specific day rather an having to commit for a whole month, but the NBA in all their wisdom went the other way and force you to subscribe to the whole season. Especially during this shortened, fatigue-riddled season of low quality basketball every second night, they force you to pay for a whole season that never was! Any way, I’m not paying for eight months worth of viewing that only lasts me for one month, I only want to watch the interesting part, the end of the season. Lame, Stern, lame, you need to quit and let someone else do a better job.
Picture taken from my.nba.com.