The future of basketball is Virtual Reality
Having only tried one of those junkie Virtual Reality (VR) headsets that you plug into your phone, I still feel somewhat inexperienced with the platform.
In fact, not only have I not had the experience of a high-value VR device, but the one I used would only allow me about 15 minutes of viewing time before it would overheat and shut down my phone.
And yet, even with that being the case, I was still in absolute awe while watching the Los Angeles Lakers crush the Memphis Grizzlies from my virtual courtside seat like some Hollywood celebrity. Because even on the lowest form of VR, the players still appeared more life like than they ever did on television.
Not only was the VR experience infinitely better than watching it on television, but as someone not super into crowds or $14 beers, I’d say it was only one or two upgrades away from being better than actually going to the game!
And once the technology is good enough for a group of friends to all sit and watch the game together (and bet on it!), those in the ticket-selling business could have a big problem on their hands.
That’s why, regardless of how long it takes, I’m absolutely certain that the future of basketball rests inside a VR headset and I can’t wait!