Even though courtside seats are only reserved for a handful of basketball enthusiasts, people can still experience the exhilarating game in all its glory, especially when Google Glass can offer fans live footage from the perspective of players and cheerleaders.
For the game between the Sacramento Kings and the Indiana Pacers this Friday, twelve pairs of Google Glass will be dispersed among the arena, recording the entire game at angles that normal cameras can’t replicate. The Kings’ announcer, cheerleaders, and the team’s lion mascot will be equipped with Glass, and their footage will be displayed not only on the scoreboard, but also on the team’s smartphone app and local TV.
“It will be a unique, insider-only experience that will bring our fans closer to the action than has ever before been experienced,” Chris Granger, the Kings president, said in an email.
While what takes place on the court is the focal point of our attention, we mustn’t forget what goes on behind-the-scenes because locker room pep-talks and warm-ups are just as important as the match. This all-around video footage is a strategy that sports franchises hope will position them at the top of sports entertainment.