New York Times Hosting Google Hangout with Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Olympic Athletes

The New York Times is launching a series of video chats on its Google+ page titled “Hangouts On Air,” starting tonight at 6 pm. Kicking things off is Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and the Times’ deputy sports editor, Jason Stallman. After tonight, the Times will be checking in with several Olympic athletes, including Cassidy King and Ryan Hall.

You can participate in the chat on the Times’ Google+ page or follow a stream of it at However, if you do decide join the conversation, we’ve been informed that you cannot ask Melo why he doesn’t pass the damn ball. No matter how much you might want to.

The full schedule for the Times’ “Hangouts On Air” series is after the jump.

Thursday, July 12, 11 a.m. ET: Diving’s Cassidy Krug and The Times’s Joe Ward

Friday, July 13, 5 p.m. ET: Running’s Shalane Flanagan and The Times’s Ken Belson

Monday, July 16, 5 p.m. ET: Running’s Ryan Hall and The Times’s Jason Stallman

Monday, July 16, 2 p.m. ET:  Tennis’s Bryan Brothers and The Times’s Tim Rohan

Tuesday, July 17, 6 p.m. ET: Running’s Kara Goucher and The Times’s Mary Pilon