Facebook Bot launched for NBA Finals

This year’s NBA Finals offers a star-studded cast of characters: reigning MVP Stephen Curry, legend LeBron James and, of course, a new Facebook Messenger Bot.

Before the players hit the court, the league is unveiling a bot designed to help fans find their favourite highlights via Facebook Messenger.

If fans become friends with the new NBA bot on Facebook, they’ll be able to request specific highlights featuring any player from the two teams in the finals. For example, people can search for “Steph Curry,” and they’ll immediately have access to highlights featuring the Warriors’ three-point star. People can also set alerts, and the bot will notify them when clips have been added featuring their favourite players or teams.

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