Here’s the list of NBA games that will be streamed in VR this season

 Last year the NBA launched a program where they streamed one regular-season game in virtual reality each week, all season long. Today they announced that they’re doing it again, starting with a free preview on October 21st when the Houston Rockets host the Dallas Mavericks. Just like last year, games were selected to give all 30 teams the opportunity to play in VR at least once. There are… Read More

No sweat, Hoop Maps makes finding a game of pickup basketball as easy as a tap

 Pickup basketball can be difficult to just stumble upon if you want to play. It also can be difficult to get a game going out of the blue. “We wanted to play and find games and it was hard to find,” Donte Morris said. “We thought that there has got to be an app for this.” When Morris and his brother Dominic couldn’t find an app for it, the brothers created Hoop Maps. Read More

Here’s how to watch NCAA March Madness in VR

 Want to watch March Madness in VR? You’re in luck. Six games – including the Final Four national semifinals and National Championship game will all be streamed in VR. The games will be available via the new NCAA March madness Live VR App available on the Oculus Store, which will work with Gear VR devices. One catch…you’ll have to pay for the privilege of… Read More

Watch sensors track a full-court basketball game in real time

 Here’s your cool sports hardware demo of the week: ShotTracker, the Kansas City-based startup whose team-focused offering can track and collect analytics from an entire basketball game in real-time, is demoing for all 31 games of the NAIA D1 Men’s National Championship tournament this week in Kansas City. It’s the first time automated, real-time stats have been available… Read More

Talking tech with NBA legends Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley

This year at CES we sat down with the Turner Sports team to hear about what tech-related plans they have for 2017. First we got a chance to speak with Turner Sports’ analysts and NBA legends Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley, who discussed what cool tech they saw at this year’s CES and also how technology is changing the way fans watch sports. Then we talked to… Read More

Hands-on with VR Sports Challenge, the Oculus Touch version of Wii Sports

vr-sports-challenge When the Wii launched, no one knew what motion controller were or why we even needed them. So to get people excited about the new input method, Nintendo released Wii Sports as a free game to anyone who bought the Wii. The game came with Boxing, Bowling, Golf, Tennis and Baseball – all mini games designed to show off the motion controller. It proved to be extremely popular – to… Read More

Here’s the full schedule of NBA games that will be shown in VR this season

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 19:  Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after scoring a three-point basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 19, 2016 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Last week the NBA announced they would be partnering with NextVR to stream one game a week in VR all season long. Today they confirmed an exact list of matchups and dates, and the good news is that each team will appear at least once throughout the season. This doesn’t mean it’s exactly equal – the Warriors will play four times in VR, while the Sixers appear only once.… Read More

10 most unlikely startup investments made by NBA legends

Sports and Gambling Concept. Basketball with American dollars. As the tech industry has heated up in recent years, athletes with an interest in startups have been jumping on deals. Most have stuck to what they know and supported sports-tech companies like CoachUp and The Players’ Tribune. But for some athletes, even that wasn’t enough. Here’s 10 of the most unlikely startup investments made by NBA legends. Read More

Ayesha Curry launches a new food-delivery startup

13445638_1019552778133985_3114649044919713423_n Want to eat like Steph Curry? Now you can. Ayesha Curry, the wife of NBA all-star Stephen Curry, has a new food delivery startup. The company is called Gather, and will deliver ingredients and recipes directly to your door on a weekly basis. https://t.co/e7bXFopFLp sign up now for updates on my meal-kit delivery! Let's GATHER together and cook! #gather pic.twitter.com/bLbgoFl0Nx… Read More

Kobe Bryant Announces NBA Retirement Over Twitter And Facebook

???????????????????????????????????? *Cue the old man music* In my day, the best sports athletes of our time sat in front of a camera with their family by their side when they announced that they were retiring. In 1993, Michael Jordan retired for the first time. Journalists surrounded him while they asked questions: What if Jordan had played during “our” age? The digital age. Right now, Jordan’s brand Jumpman… Read More