It’s been a while since Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has been able to play on a basketball court due to injury, so why not spend your downtime creating your own? Well, that’s a question Bryant seemingly asked himself as during his most recent tour to China, the former league MVP unveiled his new ‘House of Mamba’ court.
This isn’t just any standard basketball court however, this is constructed of LED lights.
In partnership with Nike, Kobe Bryant opened up the House of Mamba this past week to much fanfare as can be seen in the video below. There’s good reason for that too once you actually see the court in action.
The playing surface isn’t the only thing inspired by digital graphics either as much of the surrounding arena also incorporates the technology.
There’s no word on how much the arena or the floor cost, though I’d have to think this is something we’ll be seeing more of in the future, especially in multi-purpose arenas across professional and college levels. I mean with the flip of a button you can go from an NBA regulation court to an NCAA regulation court and can just as easily switch sports all together.
The picture really doesn’t do the court justice, so check out the unique abilities in the video.
In addition to the graphics that the court can display, it also records and tracks the movement of players for statistical/coaching reasons.
Seriously, the thing is like a real-time clipboard for coaches. Place the ‘X’ on the floor and literally run to it. Can’t wait until we see NBA and NCAA teams using the technology.
Wonder if Kobe has one of these at his house?