Adam Silver Brought Back James Naismith Like Coachella Did Tupac
February 12 / Eric Goldschein / SportsGrid
Because it's 2016, there is a "Tech Summit" at NBA All-Star Weekend now, and commissioner Adam Silver kicked things off by interviewing a hologram version (as opposed to... the rotted corpse?) of James Naismith, the inventor of the game of basketball.
We've come a long way from the 1890s, when Naismith's students were throwing a ball into a peach basket: Silver used the interview to introduce a talk about how the league will use virtual reality to interact with players in novel, cool and perhaps slightly creepy ways:
Future technology like virtual reality, Adam Silver says, will let fans high five a player, and "drive home with him after the game."
I can't wait to stand on the court with my favorite players. I can't wait to share a meal with my favorite players. I can't wait to take a shower with hologram versions of my favorite players. I can't wait to wake up next to my favorite players every morning. I can't wait to sit in a room and watch my favorite players make love. I'm really excited.
Silver really is the best commissioner.
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