The NBA is Upping Its Tech Game With These ‘Smart Jerseys’
Photo Credit: CHARLOTTE, USA – FEBRUARY 17: Stephen Curry of Team Giannis celebrates during the Team LeBron vs Team Giannis at the 68th NBA Allstar 2019 at Spectrum Arena in Charlotte, NC, United States on February 17, 2019. (Photo by Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
The NBA is introducing new “smart jerseys” along with a list of other technologies to keep fans enticed.
During the NBA’s Technology Summit during All-Star Weekend, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver demoed a smart jersey that allows users to change the player name and number through an app.
So if your favorite player is not doing well or you just change your alliances from say James Harden to Giannis Antetokounmpo, you can change your gear at the touch of a button.
Silver also noted fans would soon be able to enter games with facial recognition and enjoy hologram mascots by 2038.
No, these will not be available wherever you buy team gear in the near future, but it’s still cool that the NBA is thinking of new ways to engage fans using technology.
Check out the demo here:
Adam Silver unveils the NBA jersey of the future. pic.twitter.com/h5GePOwOjx
— NBA (@NBA) February 15, 2019