If the league of american basketball has always been very avant-garde vis-à-vis the technology, the resumption of the season this weekend will not happen with balloons connected… but almost.
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The NBA has decided to take back his championship, four months after the abrupt cessation of this last to the announcement of Rudy Gobert, French player of the Utah Jazz, positive for the coronavirus. To ensure that all sanitary conditions are met, Adam Silver, the boss of the american league has put in place a system of closed-door ultra-strict. The NBA has decided to create a “bubble” within the large complex basketball at Disney World Orlando.
The NBA in a bubble for the rest of the season
22 teams are locked in the amusement park in florida and the rest of the season will take place here in a vacuum. From a health point of view, the players are all equipped with a ring connected, which follows their activity and detect the first symptoms of the virus.But to broadcast the best matches, replace the noise of the crowd, a myriad of companies in the technology world came to tread the floors of the NBA.And during the game each team will have its own soundscape, such as in their room. More giant screens will broadcast live spectators filmed by webcam from home. These screens will also be used to display the logos of the teams “local” of the meeting. Finally a skin virtual will be on the field for each match, in order to represent the specificities of the 30 rooms of the NBA, which are usually attended meetings.
Matches like if you were there
A point of view of television, the rendering may be even better in a season ” normal “. The NBA has put in place a system of camera and robot camera. They will be arranged around the edge of the land, but also in the hallways, and in hotels, so the fans can follow the lives of their favorite players the best of ways.
During matches, a camera is quite innovative, has been installed on a rail by the edge of the field, it allows you to follow the actions as if the viewer was sitting in the first row and offers a made it very, very much appreciated. But this technology has been mocked recently, when she flirted with the player star of the Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, during a training match.
Luka almost gets run over by the floor cam 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/hb5JZfnkmc
— Nick Angstadt (@NickVanExit) July 29, 2020
All of these new improvements made to the meetings of the NBA, should provide the best show possible for viewers, in the meantime, the players seem to be acclimated to the new environment and the first regular season games have taken place in the night from Thursday to Friday.