Victor Oladipo Wore Google Glass to the NBA DraftBy: Josh Wolford - June 28, 2013
It was a good night for Indiana University guard Victor Oladipo. Not only was the 1st Team All-Big Ten and conference defensive player of the year drafted 2nd overall in Thursday Night’s NBA draft, but he also got some extra attention for an unusual pair of glasses.
Yep, we’re talking Google Glass. Oladipo rocked them during the day yesterday – through press events and pre-draft events. Unfortunately, he took them off for the actual draft ceremony. But fortunately, we have social media. Here’s a Vine video that ESPN tweeted out before the draft began:
Victor Oladipo telling Steven Adams about his special glasses. https://t.co/PIDCfUro1Q
— The NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 27, 2013
This high-tech look made him an instant trend on Twitter.
Oladipo isn’t the only athlete to rock Google Glass at a major sporting event. Earlier this week, American tennis pro Bethanie Mattek-Sands became the first athlete to wear Google Glass during Wimbledon. She didn’t wear the specs during her actual match, however, but for all other events (including practices), she was sporting to wearable tech.
Google knows that Glass could play a big role in the future of sports:
“Glass’s potential in the sports realm is huge, and it can connect athletes, coaches, and fans in new ways,” said Google in the past.
— Victor Oladipo (@VicOladipo) June 28, 2013