ESPN is will provide a special feed (or three) for tonight's NBA game between the Bucks and Lakers on ESPN3:
The Full Court Press Second Spectrum presentation will feature three different viewing modes:
Coach mode: a heavy X's and O's analytical presentation of the game, featuring on-court diagrams of the live action;
Player mode: featuring above-the-rim cameras and graphics displaying the scoring probability of all five offensive players on the court throughout each possession, changing in real time;
Mascot mode: a fun, entertaining presentation featuring special graphic treatments, including a fire graphic on the basket when a team goes on a scoring run, a 3D on-screen brick if a player misses badly, and more.
Here is a video example of the different types of content:
What do you guys think about this direction that seemingly all sports broadcasts are headed?
I can see most of the "Mascot" mode stuff being too distracting, but I personally like the "Coach" and "Player" modes. For someone like me who knows absolutely nothing about basketball, I like the extra information that can help me understand what is going on.