The VR streams will put viewers in center court seats at Madison Square Garden, let them eavesdrop on the player huddles and show them dramatic "under the basket" shots when those clutch threes hit nothing but net. Also, accompanying audio and graphics will detail stats, scores and updates, so you shouldn't have much reason to unmask once the action starts. NextVR is in charge of filming the games -- it's worked with Fox Sports to broadcast boxing, golf and motorsports in VR already -- but therein lies the catch.
NextVR's app, through which the Big East games will be streamed beginning March 10th, requires a compatible Samsung smartphone and Gear VR headset. If you have the hardware, though, getting involved couldn't be easier, since the streams are available worldwide and free of charge. At last, you can stop watching LeBron warm up and see some actual basketball in VR once again.