Warriors used virtual reality in pitch to Kevin Durant
The Golden State Warriors used virtual reality technology during their meeting that helped land star Kevin Durant, according to USA Today.
During the two-hour meeting at the mansion in the Hamptons at which Durant met with four other teams, Golden State gave the 27-year-old a pair of VR goggles, through which he saw shots of the Golden Gate bridge, video from Warriors practice and a clip of coach Steve Kerr addressing the team inside the locker room at Oracle Arena.
The VR production was accompanied by audio of the Drake song “Big Rings,” which is a favorite among Warriors players.
The NBA MVP in 2014, Durant shocked many when he chose to sign with the Warriors over the Oklahoma City Thunder, where he had spent the first nine seasons of his career.