Even at 15-67, the Miami Heat will wind up with playoff exposure after all.
Center Alonzo Mourning, who often has dabbled in television and could face a career choice in the wake of his season-ending knee surgery, will appear as a guest analyst on TNT's Saturday playoff coverage beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Mourning will also appear during the cable network's coverage of the Magic-Raptors and Lakers-Nuggets playoff games that follow.
The veteran center has said he would not make a decision on a 2008-09 return until closer to the start of next season.
On May 1, Heat guard Dwyane Wade will appear on TNT's coverage, with that game schedule yet to be determined.
As with Mourning, Wade will join the studio team of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith.
While Wade has appeared in numerous commercials with Barkley, he also has received criticism from the former All-Star forward about not taking more of a leadership role amid the Heat's struggles this season.
The Heat so struggled this past season that its final scheduled TNT appearance, a March 27 game in Detroit, was removed from the network's schedule, as were the Heat's remaining three national-television appearances.
kaynak : NBA