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Friday, May 29th, 2020
DEREK JETER, MICHAEL PHELPS, CHARLES BARKLEY & MICHAEL JORDAN SPOTLIGHT FINAL NIGHT OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE TONIGHT ON NBCSN AT 7 P.M. ET
Tonight’s Four Superstar Hosts Have Combined to Win 27 Olympic Gold Medals, Six NBA MVP Awards and Five World Series
20 SNL Episodes Hosted by Sports Stars in Primetime on NBCSN This Week Concludes Tonight
Content to Stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 29, 2020 – Derek Jeter, Michael Phelps, Charles Barkley, and Michael Jordan headline the final night of classic sports-themed Saturday Night Live episodes on NBCSN, beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The four superstar hosts have combined to win 27 Olympic gold medals, six NBA MVP awards and five World Series.
This week in primetime, NBCSN televised 20 SNL episodes dating back to the early 1990s that were hosted by the biggest names in sports. Programming will also stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
Below is more information on tonight’s SNL Week programming:
TONIGHT, FRIDAY, MAY 29 – MICHAEL PHELPS, DEREK JETER, CHARLES BARKLEY & MICHAEL JORDAN
|SNL EPISODE||TIME (ET)||NETWORK|
|Michael Phelps: Sept. 13, 2008||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Derek Jeter: Dec. 1, 2001||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Charles Barkley: Jan. 7, 2012||9 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Charles Barkley: March 3, 2018||10 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Michael Jordan: Sept. 28, 1991||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
MICHAEL PHELPS: SEPT. 13, 2008 AT 7 P.M. ET
The most decorated Olympian of all time with a total of 28 Olympic medals, Michael Phelps begins the final night of SNL on NBCSN at 7 p.m. ET. Phelps made his SNL hosting appearance on Sept. 13, 2008, one month after his Olympic-record eight gold medal performance at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Over the course of his career, Phelps set all-time records for Olympic gold medals (23), Olympic gold medals in individual events (13) and Olympic medals won in individual events (16). In the four Olympic Games he competed in from 2004 in Athens through Rio in 2016, Phelps won at least four gold medals or six total medals. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, his fifth Summer Games, Phelps was selected to be the flag bearer of the U.S. at the Parade of Nations during the Opening Ceremony.
DEREK JETER: DEC. 1, 2001 AT 8 P.M. ET
Former New York Yankees shortstop and Baseball Hall of Famer Derek Jeter made his Saturday Night Live hosting appearance on Dec. 1, 2001, a month after the Yankees’ 2001 World Series appearance against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Jeter spent his entire 20-year career with the Yankees, where he was a five-time World Series champion and the World Series MVP in 2000. He is the franchise’s all-time leader in hits (3,465), doubles (544), stolen bases (358), games played (2,747) and at bats (11,195). Throughout his career, Jeter was a 14-time All-Star, five-time Gold Glove and Silver Slugger winner. Jeter’s No. 2 jersey is retired by the Yankees and he was a first-ballot selection into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2020.
Jeter is currently the chief executive officer and part owner of the Miami Marlins.
CHARLES BARKLEY: JAN. 7, 2012 AT 9 P.M. ET AND MARCH 3, 2018 AT 10 P.M. ET
Charles Barkley joins entertainer, former college football player and professional wrestler Dwayne Johnson, as the only athletes to have hosted SNL multiple times. Barkley has hosted SNL from 30 Rock a total of four times – Sep. 25, 1993 (coming off his NBA MVP award-winning season with the Phoenix Suns); Jan. 9, 2010; Jan. 7, 2012; and March 3, 2018 – with the latter two presented tonight. Since 2000, he has been an NBA analyst at Turner Sports, winning numerous awards and accolades.
Barkley, a 2006 Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, established himself as one of the NBA’s most dominant power forwards, playing for the Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets throughout his 16-year NBA career. In 1993, Barkley earned the league’s MVP award and led the Suns to their first NBA Finals appearance since 1976. Along with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain and Karl Malone, Barkley is one of only six players in NBA history to have compiled at least 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists. A two-time Olympic gold medalist, Barkley was also a part of the iconic 1992 Olympic ‘Dream Team.’
MICHAEL JORDAN: SEPT. 28, 1991 AT 11 P.M. ET
Michael Jordan concludes NBCSN’s SNL Week tonight with his one and only SNL hosting appearance, which aired on Sept. 28, 1991, three months after he won the first of his six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls.
Widely regarded as the “greatest of all time,” Jordan won six NBA titles, six NBA Finals MVPs, five NBA MVP awards, and two Olympic gold medals, including one with the historic 1992 Olympic ‘Dream Team.’ The Hall of Famer holds records for the most NBA Finals MVP awards (six), and the highest career scoring averages in NBA regular-season (30.1 points per game) and playoff (33.4) history. Jordan also had a storied college career at North Carolina, highlighted by his freshman season in 1981-82, where he scored the winning points in the Tar Heels’ NCAA title game victory.
Below is tonight’s NBCSN highlighted content:
|DATE||SNL EPISODE||TIME (ET)|
|Friday, May 29||Michael Phelps: Sept. 13, 2008||7 p.m.|
|Derek Jeter: Dec. 1, 2001||8 p.m.|
|Charles Barkley: Jan. 7, 2012||9 p.m.|
|Charles Barkley: March 3, 2018||10 p.m.|
|Michael Jordan: Sept. 28, 1991||11 p.m.|