The NBA is using Microsoft Teams to bring its fans into the games, which will resume this week.

While there will be no live audience attending the games, the organisation has announced will install 17-foot tall screens on each basketball court to use as “digital stands”, filled with 300 fans.

Using the Teams software and big screens, the NBA is going down a different route post-Covid to other sports, which have opted for empty stadiums and sometimes fake crowd noises during their games.

For a socially distant game experience, the NBA and Microsoft are collaborating using Microsoft Teams’s new Together mode to get the 300 fans into their virtual seats.

Special tickets will be required.

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