NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently unveiled the latest smart jersey during the All-Star Technology Summit, giving a worldly peak of what the NBA could foresee for the year 2038. Jerseys are a large token for fans alike, loosely committing to each one as athletes are switching teams seasonally. To combat this issue of longevity, the latest jersey design is technologically informed to connect to phones.
There are customizable elements to the design that can be incorporated within seconds -- by launching the phone app, the jerseys' names and numbers can be alternated. During the showcase, Silver exemplified the technology by changing Stephen Curry's 30 to a retro Michael Jordan 23 jersey. In addition to the new advancement, he also announced upcoming personalized game experiences, hologram mascots, and facial recognition.