New tech gives young ballers a chance to train with NBA stars
Paul Lintag on Nov 18, 2017 06:32 AM
Kristine Cayabyab, the 15-year-old basketball phenom, famous for earning LeBron James' praise during one of the King's visit to Manila, says that new players can have the ability to start learning basketball the right way with the all-new Nike HyperCourt.
The latest innovation from sportswear giant Nike is not a new shoe.
It's a new court.
Yes that's right, it's a whole new court. Well, actually, it's a new on-site app that's powered by Google but it works best everytime you're in any of the Swoosh's courts with special murals.
The all-new Nike HyperCourt features specialized drills straight from the Swoosh's signature athletes like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving.
Using the app, players can train the way the NBA stars do without an actual coach. Your coaches are the stars. Five locations will be made available all over Metro Manila featuring a different Nike signature athlete. The LeBron James court will be Titan's Love Court in BGC, Kobe Bryant's court is the Ususan court in Taguig, Kevin Durant's court is the Comembo Covered Court in Makati, the Russell Westbrook court is the Scarlet Homes Court in Paranaque while the Kyrie Irving court is the YCL in Quezon City.
It also acts as a social media platform of some sorts as players can create their own personal profile and share their progress with other players.
Taking advantage of technology and addressing the fact that the young ones simply have short attention spans nowadays, the Nike HyperCourt will make sure that everyone can still raise their games on their own.
"Sobrang laki ng matutulong nito saming mga batang basketball player kasi, parang sa mga gusto talagang matuto, ito yung unang aaralin mo na drills para maging magaling ka na player," Kristine Cayabyab, a graduate of the Nike Rise program, said of HyperCourt.
"Makakatulong pa rin yun [kahit walang coach] kasi yung drills na yun, nandoon pa rin," she added.
The 15-year-old basketball phenom, famous for earning LeBron James' praise during one of the King's visit to Manila, added that players can have the ability to start learning basketball the right way.
In a time where most new players learn basketball by just watching on TV or on Youtube, the same way Cayabyab did when she started six years ago as a 9-year-old, HyperCourt makes everything scientific in a way.
Now, Cayabyab is playing for Chiang Kai Shek College and is a rookie for Perlas Pilipinas.
"Nanonood lang din ako sa Youtube ganun, yug mga proper na gawin, shooting, footwork," she said.
"Sobrang laki po ng naitutulong nito [HyperCourt] sa mga players. Kung ano yung gusto nilang gawin, magagawa nila," Cayabyab added.
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