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NBA TV’s Rashad Gets ‘Magic Wall’ Help from CNN’s King

November 10, 2008 11:40 AM

If you were NBA TV host Ahmad Rashad and you were having trouble getting a grip on the network’s “TouchPass” high-tech video screen, who would call for a crash-course study on the technology?

You guessed right. CNN’s chief international correspondent, John “Magic Wall” King, will visit the NBA TV studio for its Fan Night on Nov. 11 to show Mr. Rashad a thing or two on the basics of the wall. The Daily Blink would give a call to Mr. King, too, if we were in the same situation.

Mr. King and Mr. Rashad will be joined by NBA TV analysts Chris Webber and Gary Payton for “NBA GameTime” and the “AutoTrader.com Pregame Show,” with the shows airing at 7 and 8 p.m. ET, respectively.

NBA TV uses its Multi-Touch wall to provide maps for announcers to illustrate matchups and storylines taking place throughout the country. And with the election over, it seems Mr. King has some time on his hands for a tutorial.

If that doesn’t work, Mr. Rashad could always ask the next best thing: “SNL’s” Fred Armisen.

—Christopher Perez

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