NBA’s App-Controlled ‘Smart Jersey’ Can Change Your Player Name and Number

NBA’s “smart jersey” can change players’ names and numbers on the back with a phone app.

The NBA is taking basketball fans to the future with a cool innovation: A “smart jersey” that can change players’ names and numbers with a phone app.

On Friday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver unveiled the “smart jersey” at NBA’s All-Start Technology Summit, an event that highlights how technology might advance basketball by the year 2038. The “smart jersey” joins other high-tech features, including hologram mascots and facial recognition, that could upgrade fans’ game experiences in upcoming years, The Verge reported.

At the summit, Silver demonstrated the “smart jersey” to an audience: Using a phone app, he changed the name and number on the back of the jersey from Kemba Walker to Stephen Curry, and then to Michael Jordan. What’s cool about this “smart jersey” is that it allows basketball fans to wear their favorite players’ numbers, without having to buy multiple jerseys for games.

Silver didn’t give specific details on how the “smart jersey” was developed or when it will be available to buy, however, you can watch the demo video above to see this advanced garment in action.

The NBA’s “smart jersey” debut follows other sports innovations, including Nike’s Adapt BB self-lacing, iPhone-controlled basketball sneakers. These smart basketball sneakers mold to athletes’ feet, so they can advance their performance on the court. With an app, these sneakers can tighten or loosen without manual adjustments, so basketball players can stay comfortable during games.

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