NBA Finals: Army Reserves are recruited to help NBA in Finals

A new pilot program that debuted in Oklahoma City last week and continued in Miami, Fla., placed Army Reservists with video production crews for work during the NBA Finals.

BY LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN Modified: June 18, 2012 at 12:00 am •  Published: June 19, 2012

Army Reserve Spc. Skylard Smith had never been to an OKC Thunder game until the NBA Finals last week, when he found himself carrying cables into the Chesapeake Energy Arena for video crews and walked right by Thunder star Kevin Durant shooting baskets for practice.

Smith, 22, from...

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