ESPN To Incorporate Holograms Into NBA Graphics Package

Monday, May 18, 2009

Holograms have been around for years, but really hit the mainstream when CNN utilized them during election coverage. ESPN plans to expand on this technology by adding in "player cards" during studio coverage which will feature not only a 3D image of each NBAer, but also stats and bio information. Here's your first look with Matt Winer and Kobe Bryant....


Just to answer a few more of the questions I know you're asking....yes the player will be in motion, and you can expect to only see them during a stand up presentation. Looks pretty neat, but it takes up a ton of the screen. Hopefully it doesn't come across as too distracting to the audience.

9 Comments:

Help me, Obi Wan Kobe, you're my only hope.

GMoney said...
May 18, 2009, 5:44:00 PM  

Memo to tWWL- stop mucking up the screen with unnecessary crap, and just broadcast the damn game(s).

Unholy_Diver said...
May 18, 2009, 6:23:00 PM  

That's not a hologram, that is a computer-generated 3-D graphic.

And I don't see how something can be "distracting" when it's supposed to be what you're looking at.

Maynard said...
May 18, 2009, 9:18:00 PM  

nothing a simple on screen graphic cant do, seems kind of pointless

The J said...
May 18, 2009, 9:37:00 PM  

Holograms are still creepy.

49er16 said...
May 18, 2009, 9:58:00 PM  

I just saw a tease on ESPNews with Jon Barry about to be dunked on by a virtual Kobe Bryant. Terrible.

May 18, 2009, 10:44:00 PM  

Those stats don't seem accurate.

JFreak said...
May 19, 2009, 2:48:00 AM  

Since when is basketball played on a football field?

Kraig Krause said...
May 19, 2009, 3:03:00 PM  
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Sep 26, 2009, 7:56:00 AM  

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