Friday, November 14, 2008

R.I.P. - NBA Court Surfing on The Score

I found this obituary in a major Canadian newspaper this morning:

NBA Court Surfing died Tuesday, November 11, 2008, at 370 King St. West.

Court Surfing will be remembered with love by basketball fans across Canada for it's live look-ins to out of market games and it's no-nonsense approach to broadcasting. If Lebron was going off in Cleveland, or a marquee matchup between Phoenix and Detroit was going down to the wire, you knew you were in good hands and wouldn't miss a thing. Host Adnan Virk would send viewers back and forth from game to game, switching telecasts during timeouts and commercial breaks and generally treating the audience to superb coverage.

Court Surfing is survived by it's replacement show which continues with the same name, but bears absolutely no resemblance to the programming Canadian basketball fans came to love. In lieu of flowers, please send your condolences to The Score.

Ok, I made that up, but still: Court Surfing is dead.


  1. wow
    not a fan of the 24 second clock I assume

  2. What ever happened to diamond surfing?

    Has this type of broadcasting been legally shut down by other stations because their getting piggy backed?

    Perhaps the ratings were just to shitty for it to continue?

    I for one was a big fan. I and hope it comes back one day but,


  3. Definitely not a fan of the 24 second bit, or the new hosts, or the live audience. Can't we just see live basketball and leave the other nonsense alone?