NBA Gametime

LQ: 9


Brain grade: 8.2
Fun score: 9.8

Platform/Console: , , , LWK Recommended Age: 8+ Thinking Skills Used: , Academic Skills Used: ,

NBA Game Time is an NBA-sponsored free mobile app that allows users receive live game updates, track their favorite teams, and compare statistics on-the-go. This app offers video highlights from recent games, commentary from a variety of perspectives, and a social media outlet. Users can personalize their app by choosing a featured team. By making predictions about the playoffs, comparing the stats of two opposing teams, and exploring other features of the NBA Game Time app, users will practice valuable academic and thinking skills. There is a fair amount of reading, making the NBA Game Time best suited for ages 8 and up.



Getting started and then maintaining attention and effort to tasks.

NBA Game Time’s vast archive of information allows users to understand the game beyond the final score. The app compels users to focus on the statistical side of the game, rather than the gameplay itself.  Users can apply information like shooting percentage, turnovers, and fouls in their analysis of a particular game. Numbers are often a great way to gain insight into a team’s success or failure. But in order to see the bigger picture, users must have the sustained attention to research and sift through the wealth of information that NBA Game Time offers. A hasty and distracted use of the app will result in misinformation and a shallow perception of a team’s performance. Users can only truly understand a team’s dynamics through committed, prolonged attention to NBA Gametime’s extensive functions.


Adapting and adjusting to changing conditions and expectations. 

Basketball games are traditionally presented on television or radio. NBA Game Time offers a new format to follow a game. Not only do users get live statistical updates, but the app allows users to follow the game on social media. The updates may be sporadic, but players and fans give the game a meaningful subjectivity that statistics simply cannot. Each method of presentation leads to a different interpretation of the game.


Users can analyze the statistics from each game to track the progress of their favorite team or player. Statistics can be a more interesting and relateable way for users to interact with mathematics in everyday life. Using the information that NBA Game Time offers, users can rank their favorite players and teams using a numerical rating system.


NBA Game Time requires users to read live updates, tweets, headlines, and links to online articles. To have the most current information, users must do more than check game stats. The statistics only tell half the story. Player's tweets when combined with professional insight, will give users a full understanding of their team's performance. Reading is necessary to be up-to-date.

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