There is a good news for all the NBA fans and enthusiasts who are waiting to watch The Finals. The National Basketball Association or most commonly known as NBA partnered with NextVR to provide supporters the opportunity to watch the most awaited game. It is now possible to witness the action between LeBron James' Cavaliers and Steph Curry's Warriors using a virtual reality (VR) device.
NBA, the most well-known professional basketball league in North America has been prominent with VR compared to other sports leagues. In fact, it continuously producing weekly VR games on its League Pass network with NextVR. Aside from that, NextVR is also offering highlights for more in-demand games.
According to Engadget, each game of the NBA Finals between Cleveland and Golden State can be watched in VR. The fan who wants to watch the league just need to have a GearVR or Google Daydream headset. Also, it is also important to note that it will run via the NextVR app, so it should also be downloaded on Google Play or Oculus Stores.
The NBA broadcasts using NextVR, even not the final game, aren't that much different from regular VRs, except that they're in stereoscopic and have a full access to the 180-degree VR. NextVR is together with the NFL will immerse fans in VR highlights as the company has up to eight 6K RED 3D camera gears strategically positioned at the back of the basket, at the scorer's tables, as well as floating mid-court.
Announcers describe the action or anything that is happening in the game and directors of the display graphics will choose the best camera angles for the NBA watcher. As reported by Mashable, the highlight packages will also emphasize "play-by-play calling of the most dynamic one-on-one drives, deep three-point shots, and the biggest dunks from the rematch of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors."