The 2017 NBA Finals may be over, but the association is
bringing the fans a fresh angle on the championship duel
between its two best teams. In partnership with NextVR,
the NBA is inviting basketball fans to pull up to the NBA Store
on Fifth Avenue in New York City to experience the the Cavs vs.
Warriors latest battle in virtual reality.
As the Official League Pass VR partner of the NBA, NextVR
is giving basketball fans the chance to take in video-on-demand
highlights of the 2017 NBA Finals between the Cleveland
Cavaliers and the newly-crowned NBA champion Golden State
Warriors. The VR experience includes pre-game reports, footage
of NBA stars walking through the tunnel and locker room
interviews. The app is currently compatible with the Samsung
Gear and Google Daydream View VR headsets, and is slated to be
available for the PlayStation VR headset in the near future.
The NBA Finals in VR will be available for fans to try out at
the NBA Store on Wednesday, June 14 from 12pm – 8pm and Thursday, June 15 from 12pm – 8pm. The store is located at 45
5th Avenue (at 45th Street) in Manhattan. I can
tell you from checking out the experience earlier this week,
that it’s well worth checking out. Throw on the headset and you
feel like you have a front row seat to all the high-flying
action of this year’s historic NBA Finals. And it’s a lot more
economical than the courtside seats at Oracle Arena that
went for six figures!
Download the free NextVR app from the Google Play Store for
Daydream or the Oculus Store for GearVR users. For more details
on enjoying the NBA in virtual reality, check out the
NextVR website for more