Yahoo Sports partners with NBA to bring the Disney bubble to fans in virtual reality

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Yahoo Sports has partnered with the NBA to virtually bring fans inside the Disney bubble.The partnership, in coordination with virtual reality production company RYOT, will transport fans inside the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for 13 seeding games between now and mid-August, via Oculus devices. The experience will include integrated fantasy basketball and sports betting content.[Create or join a 2020 Yahoo Fantasy Football League for free today]“RYOT’s powerful VR capabilities will deliver a truly immersive live experience at home, creating a seamless experience between the physical and digital world,” Verizon Media CEO Guru Gowrappan said. “NBA League Pass in VR is exactly the kind of innovative solution we love to create with our partners. Working with the NBA to redefine the fan’s experience of the game has amazing implications for the future of sports and entertainment.” A basketball court at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World. (AP Photo/Tim Reynolds)In a partnership that extends beyond this season, Verizon Media will also expand its NBA content across Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Fantasy and Yahoo Sportsbook, including enhanced League Pass distribution with digitally overlain fantasy and betting components for fan engagement. Yahoo Sports …

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