Shanghai builds LED basketball court for Kobe Bryant

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China and Nike have teamed up to create the basketball court of the future.

The state-of-the-art basketball facility in Shanghai named ‘The House of Mamaba’ after the great Kobe Bryant is the first ever full-sized LED basketball court which brings graphics, video and player-tracking to life.


The court utilizes motion-tracking and reactive LED visualization to train, guide and challenging drills for team practices. And oh yeah, the people behind the scenes even programmed Kobe’s routine shooting workout so that the Chinese players can imitate Black Mamba’s every move.


Be sure to check your local gymnasiums for the next LED basketball court, coming to a hoop near you in 20??.


Nick Bedard (@bedardnick) is the editor-in-chief of

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