Google Glass to be used by players in NBA

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For 99.9% of us, the closest we are going to get to taking to the court in the NBA is saving up our money to buy a ticket, or watching the game on TV.

But now the Sacramento Kings are set to utilise the latest technology to give the fans an even more in-depth experience of what it is like to come up against  - and most likely lose to (no offence Kings fans) -  some of the biggest names in basketball. 

Kings players, cheerleaders, and announcers will be wearing Google Glass during the franchises game against the Indiana Pacers Jan 24.

Having already become the first major sports team to embrace Bitcoin, Sacramento players will now don the new technology when they welcome the Eastern Conference leaders.

Unfortunately it seems they will only be wearing the gear while courtside rather than during play.

So we won't be able to witness any three-pointers from a first hand perspective, or Paul George dunks from centimetres away, but the technology is certainly going to bring fans closer to the action than ever before. 

Jim Kovach, head of business development for the electronics company CrowdOptic is hopeful that this first step will be welcomed, and believes this is only the beginning:

"The investment is for the longterm, and it's the very first footage anyone has so close to the game, he told ABC News.

"Currently its limited to the fringes of the game, but over time, I see it more incorporated."

What do you think? A fancy gimmick or the future of how we watch sport?

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