This is what it looks like when an NBA star wears Google Glass

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The Sacramento Kings will become the first team in the NBA to stream part of their in-arena experience live to their fans via Google Glass.

It sounds like something from Back to the Future, but no, it is real. The Kings stars wore the Google Glass products during their pre-game warm-ups for their recent January 12 game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

And they released a short video preview on their YouTube channel (which you can see above) and have pledged to use the technology again during their upcoming home game against the Indiana Pacers on January 24.

The Kings say it will give their fans at the Sleep Train Arena and at home unprecedented access, including first-person perspectives from Slamson, the Kings cheerleaders, sideline reporters and others sitting courtside.

And, according to Kings president Chris Granger, the technology will eventually allow fans to keep an eye on every aspect of the game at the same time.

How will they do that? Well, fans can "share" their Google Glass view with others in the stadium. So you'll be able to get a glimpse of what the view is like from the press box, the president's suite, or even how long the queue is for the toilet.

Sounds like some kind of omni-present personal CCTV service.

"Fans could simply aim their smart devices to inherit someone else's Google Glass view, or evaluate concessions lines," Granger said.

"It is just a matter of time before Google Glass is an integral part of the fan experience of watching live sports.

"We are very excited about the many future possibilities working with CrowdOptic."

Check out the Google Glass preview from the Kings-Cavs game above...

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