The Brooklyn Nets are Entering the Netaverse

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There’s no word yet how Kyrie Irving’s vax status will affect him during games in the Netaverse:

This looks awesome! Right now it seems that the trademarks the Nets have filed for are replay broadcasts, merch, and an app:

One filing indicates a potential interest in broadcasting — or at least replaying — games in the metaverse’s virtual worlds. That one calls for a trademark on the term for:

“Entertainment services in the nature of broadcast of three dimensional multi-camera virtual reality game services in the nature of broadcasts of live game action and replays of game action in the field of basketball and promoting a professional basketball team.” 

Another extensive filing is focused around merchandise, including “clothing, namely hosiery, footwear, basketball shoes, t-shirts, shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, tank tops, jerseys, shorts, pajamas, sport shirts, rugby shirts, sweaters, belts…”

Well, you get the idea there.

The last filing is one that’s based around technology, calling for “downloadable computer application software for mobile phones, namely, software for providing an internet search engine for obtaining job listings, resume postings and other job search information…”

I’m all in on the metaverse. I know people think we’re all going to fall into a dystopian world where social interaction goes by the wayside, but if this is the metaverse sign me up. I’d rather have front row seats from my couch than having to ride the subway down, wait in line, pay an insane amount for food and drinks, and be cramped in a seat next to some jamoke screaming about Tobias Harris. It feels like I’m watching someone play NBA 2k, but it’s actually real. The camera angles are awesome. The only thing that would deter me is the lack of crowd noise. During the pandemic games with zero crowd were terrible. Pump that crowd noise in and I think we have a real winner. Though I don’t understand how this would be good for owners. Yes, there will be revenue to make, but if they develop the technology enough for live game action then why would fans go to games when they can sit ‘courtside?’ I don’t think owners are going to just let the billion dollar stadiums they own rot. Maybe there’s a subscription or ticket revenue model market like ordering a movie on a streaming service rather than heading to an AMC. I don’t know. Just get the Sixers to the metaverse and leave whoever decided to partner with Color Star Technology out of those meetings.

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