Men's Journal

Nike Unleashes Google-Powered ‘Hyper’ Basketball Courts in Manila

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Nike’s about to turn out some serious hoop talent in Manila, if kids keep their phones out on the courts.

The company announced five new courts in the city, each covered by comic book-style renditions of different stars. Lebron James, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Russell Westbrook, and Kyrie Irving all get their own illustrations, provided by artist Arturo Torres (who recently drew Shea Serrano’s Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated)

Besides just having some cool ass drawings adorning the courts, Nike also powered with Google to bring “exclusive HD basketball content” to players’ phones data free. This will include stuff like talks from coaches and drills to work on quickness and other skills that can be suited to different players. The program also “learns and makes recommendations from continuous user interaction, which helps promote ongoing progress.”