The NBA Hackathon: Building the Game of the Future

On the heels of preseason Training Camps opening across all teams this week, (plus media days galore), the league held its first ever NBA Hackathon. Two hundred young engineering students representing 53 schools came from all over the US and Canada to have a chance at building the next wave of innovation in basketball analytics. With almost no… Read More The NBA Hackathon: Building the Game of the Future

THE NEW LIST: Derek Belch // STRIVR Labs

Editors’s Note: THE NEW LIST is a new original SSO series featuring visionaries and game-changers in the world of technology. They’re augmenting culture and creating breakthroughs in sports, fitness, fashion, and more. We recently caught up with Derek Belch, co-founder and CEO of STRIVR Labs, a virtual reality (VR) company based in the heart of Silicon… Read More THE NEW LIST: Derek Belch // STRIVR Labs

How the World of Technology & VC is Now a Slam Dunk for Athletes

From the court to the boardroom. Kobe Bryant just announced a $100M venture capital firm called Bryant Stibel with his long time investment partner, Jeff Stibel. Bryant told the WSJ: “If you would have asked me 10 years ago, I would say I need to win now. Age tends to give you perspective. The most… Read More How the World of Technology & VC is Now a Slam Dunk for Athletes

Creating Super Fans: The Age of VR

Virtual reality (VR) has been front and center among trending technology conversations in recent years around the delivery of professional sports content. Although many VR instances have failed since the 90s, we’ve seen a few key players emerge with promising technology (think Samsung Gear, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or Playstation VR.) The proposition holds a… Read More Creating Super Fans: The Age of VR

Wearables, video, and the NBA: How 5 Technologies Are Shaping Basketball

  Recently, the world’s attention was stolen by the NBA Finals. The standard hoops fans came out in droves as they always do, but this time things were different. More eyes were on the games for a number of reasons: Steph Curry’s universal appeal is at an all-time high, LeBron fans and haters alike tuned… Read More Wearables, video, and the NBA: How 5 Technologies Are Shaping Basketball