Virtual Reality and the NBA Finals Are a ‘Match Made in Heaven,’ NextVR’s Content VP Says

“There’s 7 billion people on the planet who can’t get to an NBA finals game, but we can take you there in virtual reality,” Danny Keens says

Looking to relive the Golden State Warriors’ thrilling game 2 win in the NBA Finals from Sunday night? NextVR wants you to do it in virtual reality.

“There’s 7 billion people on the planet who can’t get to an NBA Finals game, but we can take you there in virtual reality,” NextVR VP of Content Danny Keens said, which extended its annual contract for 25 NBA games to put viewers in a seat “money can’t buy” right underneath the hoop for the Warriors faceoff with the Toronto Raptors.

“What’s great about it is you get the sense you’ve been teleported into an NBA Finals game, even if you’re on the other side of the planet,” he said, noting that the 10-minute highlight packages are available soon after each game wraps up — giving the audience a chance to watch Andre Iguodala’s clutch three-pointer with seconds remaining on the clock as if they were standing on the court themselves.

In addition to content from the NBA, NHL and Wimbledon, the Orange County, California-based company is looking to reinvent watching concerts from your couch,…

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