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This mini-movie is why the NBA is winning the social media war

What can other sports learn from basketball’s success? Spread the love – and information – like this promptly-produced video of the Mavs’ famous title win.

Reproduced with permission from Business Insider

THE DALLAS MAVERICKS won the NBA Championship on Sunday night.

Yesterday, the league’s YouTube account posted an almost seven-minute “mini-movie” about the triumph. It features behind-the-scenes footage from before, during, and after the game, as well as interviews with players on both squads, columnists who cover the game and other nuggets that no other outlet can get.

It is, in short, extremely well done.

At the time of posting, the video has 126,000-plus views, which is impressive, but only a drop in the bucket when compared to the 141 million streams during the playoffs. That’s a record, up 89% from the previous year.

While some leagues such as Major League Baseball tightly control their video highlights, the NBA does the opposite. Basketball chiefs adopted a fan-friendly attitude, letting highlights slide while producing excellent content to bolster the offerings.

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