Warriors fans across the globe were treated to what was truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity on Saturday, getting a real-time behind-the-scenes look at practice on Warriors Live. The experience was made possible with a Google+ Hangout that provided a unique blend of humor, basketball knowledge and #DubNation fandom.
Always willing to explore and innovate through the use of social media and technology, the Warriors were the first team to put on this type of interactive event in coordination with Google+ Hangouts. Petaluma-based Pixel Corps assisted with the production of the program, which offered viewers a Stephen Curry-led tour of the team’s training facility, a team-wide 3-point contest and much more.
Fans watching at home or on the go were able to participate in a LIVE Q&A with center Festus Ezeli, and one of the top highlights of the show was the back-and-forth banter on the Google+ Hangout. Comedian Al Madrigal (@almadrigal), a correspondent for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”, was part of an esteemed panel on the Hangout that also included Sean Callanan (@SportsGeek) from Australia, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reporter Erin Coscarelli (@ECoscarelliCSN), KTVU news anchor Sal Castaneda (@sal_castaneda), and Ezeli. Along with event emcees Tim Roye and Franco Finn, plus fans watching and asking questions remotely, the collective group made sure there was never a dull moment during the 90-minute event.
Watch full archived video of Warriors Live below and stay tuned for a behind-the-scenes look at the event later on this weekend.
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