Sacramento Kings to Wear Google Glass Courtside During NBA Game

Paul Lilly

See the game from a whole new perspective

Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on the bench during an NBA game? One way to find out is to practice your dribbling and shooting skills until you get drafted or noticed and signed by one of the 30 teams. Even then it's a long shot that all that hard work will pay off, so if you're looking for a different way, tune in to watch the Sacramento Kings go up against the Indiana Pacers on January 24, 2014. Unlike any previous NBA game, the upcoming matchup will feature the Kings and other personnel wearing Google Glass on the sidelines.

The Sacramento Kings, who have one of the worst records in the league at 14-25 as opposed to the Indiana Pacers who are tied for the best record at 32-7, may not be all that skilled on the court, but at least they're willing to embrace technology. They recently became the first professional sports team to accept Bitcoins , and now they'll be the first to don Google Glass during a live game.

According to ABC News , team members, cheerleaders, and announcers will all wear Google Glass during the game, giving viewers glimpses of NBA action from perspectives they've likely never seen before. Google Glass will also be used to record video for playback on the stadium's jumbotron.

This is just the beginning. The Kings plan to use Google Glass on an ongoing basis, and there's talk of the NBA expanding its use.

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