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Victor Oladipo showed up to the draft wearing Google Glass

Jun 28, 2013, 5:04 PM EDT

Victor Oladipo AP

Victor Oladipo is cooler than you. Or a bigger geek than you. Or both.

Oladipo, who was selected No. 2 overall by the Orlando Magic, showed up to the NBA Draft wearing Google Glass.

That’s Google’s head-mounted computer that lets you look up things such as “who is the general manager of the Orlando Magic?” before you embarrass yourself in an interview. (No, he didn’t do that, lighten up people.)

Oladipo tried to document his draft night via the glasses. Tried to.

Oladipo was asked to take the glasses off by some NBA officials, who are simple cavemen and frightened and confused by your new technology. Of course. I’m done blaming David Stern for things, we’ll blame this one on Adam Silver. Just because.

There’s a great rundown of the night with exclusive content over at The Verge. Oladipo said he liked them and would like to buy a pair. So that makes one.

  1. goinballzdeep - Jun 28, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Genius marketing. Google and Android take another big fat steaming dump on Apple.

  2. chicitybulls - Jun 28, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Wear them in games. You’ll know who to foul at the end of games when you’re down. Instant free throw percentages.

    • observingii - Jun 28, 2013 at 5:46 PM

      It is futile to resist. . . you will be assimilated. . . The Borg rules!

  3. pmx8411 - Jun 28, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    10 yrs from now….damnnn thats old school lol

  4. asimonetti88 - Jun 28, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    I’m sure once the technology is perfected, these things will take off and make someone a lot of money. They just scare me a bit. We are already so connected to and dependent on our technology and electronics.

    • biasedhomer - Jun 28, 2013 at 6:24 PM

      Wait till they invent the contact lens version, then you’ll completely freak out

  5. 808raiderinparadise - Jun 28, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    from stunnah shades to …. hater blockers …… to eye frames …..to sights ….. sunglasses ….

    OH wait !!!!!!

    Lets put on smart phone in your f-ing lenses.

  6. tampajoey - Jun 28, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    I hope someone punches him in the face and busted that Big Brother privacy invasive POS.

    • jrebar88 - Jun 29, 2013 at 9:05 AM

      I guess you need to smash whatever device you used to comment on here with. Go back to your bunker.

      • tampajoey - Jun 29, 2013 at 4:18 PM

        The device I’m typing on isn’t imposing on YOUR right to privacy. Now, feel free to going back to sticking your head back in the sand.

  7. dirtydavis - Jun 28, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    This is one of the best inventions ever!!!

  8. itsonlyaspeedbump - Jun 28, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    My favorite sports blog referenced my favorite tech site.

    *mind blown*

  9. bendover09 - Jun 28, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    So… a year from now people will be complaining that they’re going blind

  10. socalskinsfan21 - Jun 28, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    in reference to the going blind comment – anyone who works a desk job is already going blind. including myself. get me a pair of those !

  11. mtheparrothead - Jun 28, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    As if people aren’t disconnected enough

  12. xLith - Jun 28, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Aren’t those things like $3000 at the moment for the pre-release kit? NCAA sanctions!

  13. hansenbrothers - Jun 28, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    At least they weren’t 3D glasses with the lenses punched out

  14. dexterismyhero - Jun 29, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    LeBron, Wade, Westbrook, and Durant want the model with no lenses!!!

  15. onlyavoice - Jun 29, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    All The NBA Brothers Will Be Wearing Them
    Now.

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