LeBron James stars in 12-minute VR "experience" for the Gear VR

LeBron James stars in 12-minute VR
What can be said about LeBron James that hasn't been said already? While five straight trips to the NBA Finals has resulted in two titles, the emergence of Stephen Curry has James taking a back seat to another NBA player for maybe the first time in his amazing career. In the past, we've seen LeBron shrill for Samsung. Now, the Cavs superstar is providing VR content for Samsung's Gear VR.

Produced by Oculus Studios and UNINTERRUPTED, the VR "experience" called Striving for Greatness is 12-minutes of LeBron training. You do have to be in great shape to play in the NBA, because going back and forth on the hardwood for 30-40 minutes each night is bound to be quite taxing. And upper body strength is needed when you go up for rebounds against other well-muscled behemoths.

Samsung will have the video available on its Milk VR store and it will also be available in the Oculus Store. Whether you love LeBron or hate him (which many Miami Heat fans still do), basketball fans around the world recognize that he is a rare talent. He also takes his routine seriously, which might explain why he remains one of the top players in the game. If anything has changed, it is his maturity. He seems to have learned quite a few lessons since announcing that he was taking his talents to South Beach on July 10th, 2010.

And you know what else has matured since then? Mobile devices have. 2016 could be the year of VR. Heck, HTC even said that themselves in a tweet sent out on Christmas day. If a 360 degree look at LeBron James training is something you want to see, and you own the Gear VR, click on the sourcelink to watch the video.

We should also point out that Samsung has released a 90 second promotional video which hints at LeBron's real motivation for training so hard. After winning two titles, he wants to win one for the 'land (meaning Cleveland). Click on the video below to see the promo.




source: MilkVR, SamsungMobile via Engadget

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11 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Damn so sick

2. BATTERY_LIVES_MATTER

Posts: 106; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Lebum couldn't even tie Michael Jordan's shoes (whether be for championships, respectability, or marketability). With that pun, this Gear VR won't even come close to the popularity of Air Jordan sneakers. On a personal note, I wish LeBum was born 10-15 years earlier so I could have seen his black ass get schooled by Michael (but then again LeBum would have 'taken his talents' to Chicago in his desire to 'steal' a championship as Michael would of prevented one for him otherwise.

13. g2a5b0e unregistered

You seriously just compared shoes to a tech device. Shut up & sit down. You sound like an idiot.

3. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Waste of cash. I bet they had so spend millions on that guy's involvment. Sorry, but there's no way you'll make that back on gear vr sales.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30667; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Cool ad, mad love for Bron. Dudes a dedicated family man, and puts kids into college. Love that he gives back, plus when my son met him, he made him feel like he mattered. That earned my respect.

8. Topcat488

Posts: 1409; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I liked that Samsung used the music of "Public Enemy" in the background... It goes good with all the haters of Lebron; personally i'm neutral about him, because i'm a Detroit Pistons fan. O.o I was thinking about getting a Samsung VR, but society has me dumbed down enough, and can't find the time, to waste more time playing games right now, heheehe. O.o

9. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Wasn't he the American basketball player who banged a minor?

11. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Smh Bernoulli??? No!!

12. cleatglitch

Posts: 155; Member since: May 25, 2013

it's a really good video with the samsung gear vr...i let my wife know i have it by letting her watch it...and she loved the experience...now i'm free to have it out and not hide

15. MANOFSTEEL

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

When it comes to technology Curry knows best

18. stilwelloklahoma

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 05, 2015

i am going to try it out at my vr

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