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NBA season tip off to livestream in virtual reality

by Brandon Russell | October 27, 2015October 27, 2015 10:00 am PDT

Who said virtual reality is strictly for gaming? To celebrate the start to the NBA season, the league has partnered with Turner Sports to deliver the first-ever live professional basketball game in VR. Now you’ll feel like you’re at Oracle Arena as Steph Curry dances and displays his silky smooth skills around the court. Tip off is at 7:30pm PST on TNT.

In addition, fans will also be able to watch the ring ceremony in VR prior to the game. You’ll need a Samsung Gear VR headset, via the NextVR portal, in order to experience the game like you’ve never experienced it before. Head on over to the source link to learn more information about how you can participate in tonight’s festivities.

This isn’t the first time the NBA has dabbled in VR; the league actually captured a Warriors game last season, and it also captured highlights of the NBA All-Star Game. Tonight’s live VR stream will be a lot like that, allowing viewers to pretend like they’re actually sitting in the stands. Only your seat is better because you’re at home, away from the raucous crowds.

Virtual reality has typically been thought of as something for gaming, but it has also proven to be a useful tool for filmmakers and presentations. Today’s news further confirms the impending VR revolution is imminent; pretty soon you’ll be able to experience everything in VR—concerts, space flights, NASCAR races, etc.—all without leaving your home.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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