NBA to create huge digital archive

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 7:51 am

If you’re a rabid basketball fan and have long wished you could get your hands on video of that one memorable shot by Michael Jordan from the Chicago Bulls play-off game you went to in 1989, the National Basketball Association may soon be able to help you out.

The league, working with Silicon Graphics, is setting out to create a digital archive of the entire filmed history of its games, from legendary contests between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers to seemingly meaningless late-season games between out-of-contention teams. The archive will be available at NBA.com. The league unveiled the project Thursday night at SGI’s offices here.

If the project, which could take as long as six years to complete, goes as planned, fans should be able to get their hands on clips of just about any moment they want, and even create their own personalized video reels.


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