Turner Sports kicks off the 2015-16 NBA regular season tonight, giving fans the opportunity to view the first-ever live stream of an NBA game in virtual reality. The defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors take on the New Orleans Pelicans and in addition to the game, fans will have the opportunity to view the Warriors ring ceremony presentation in virtual reality.
If you have a Samsung Gear VR headset, tune in via the NextVR portal, found on the Oculus Home app. To learn more about access details, please visit www.nextvr.com/nba-tnt.
The NBA began experimenting with virtual reality during the 2013-14 NBA season when NextVR captured a Warriors game against the Denver Nuggets at Oracle Arena. Last season, the NBA became the first U.S. professional sports league to bring virtual reality experiences to the public by capturing and distributing highlights of the NBA All-Star Game and State Farm All-Star Saturday Night.