We’re hearing that the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, at 14-25 10 games out of the Western Division playoff race, are going to wear Google Glass during Thursday’s game against the Indiana Pacers.
The players won’t be taking the court with them on; they’ll be donning the devices only when they’re on the bench. Cheerleaders and game announcers will be wearing them, too — and the feeds will be put on the arena’s Jumbotron.
It seems relevant to note that the Kings’s box office also accepts Bitcoin.
The story doesn’t say how many sets of Glass will be deployed during the game; at $1500 a pop and a limited number of the things in circulation, that can get into serious money. Will it be a distraction during the game? Well, it doesn’t look like the team’s going much of anywhere, so they may as well go for some entertainment value.