If you believe the pundits, the NBA Finals beginning this evening between the Golden State Warriors and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers—the third-straight Finals meeting between the two teams, a first for the NBA—will be one of the biggest events in the sport’s history. Perhaps that’s why the NBA, Facebook-owned Oculus, and the production house m ss ng p eces are producing a documentary about the series pitting the likes of Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving against each other in the rubber match (the Warriors won the title two years ago).
The documentary is being produced in virtual reality, and follows on a similar project made during last year’s Finals. That project, Follow My Lead: The Story of the 2016 NBA Finals, was awarded a 2017 Sports Emmy award. The new film will feature scenes from throughout the series, both on the court, and behind the scenes. It’s not clear how long the documentary will be, but last year’s version was 25 minutes long.
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