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NBA gives basketball viewers chance to see games in virtual reality

Kimberly Adams Oct 25, 2016
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Kevin Durant #35 and Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors joke with Andre Iguodala #9 while he wears a virtual reality viewer during the Golden State Warriors Media Day at the Warriors' practice facility in Oakland, California.  Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

NBA gives basketball viewers chance to see games in virtual reality

Kimberly Adams Oct 25, 2016
Kevin Durant #35 and Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors joke with Andre Iguodala #9 while he wears a virtual reality viewer during the Golden State Warriors Media Day at the Warriors' practice facility in Oakland, California.  Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
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The National Basketball Association will, this season, become the first professional sports league to offer a regular schedule of live games delivered in virtual reality. At least one NBA League Pass game per week will be live-streamed in virtual reality. The move could be a big deal for the NBA and other sports. What is the technology involved?

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