Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place.
Tonight’s (on) topic: Virtual Reality at the NBA Combine
Apparently the #Pistons are using a unique tactic during the interview process. I've had several players tell me at the NBA Combine that Detroit is using virtual reality goggles. Here's what they do:https://t.co/t7ucJTJjWH pic.twitter.com/ksaMUTd1LY— James Edwards III (@JLEdwardsIII) May 17, 2018
Awesome little tidbit from James Edwards III of The Athletic Detroit about how the Detroit Pistons are adding virtual reality to their prospect interviews. This is an awesome idea and really adds more context/realism to how a player would answer a game plan-specific question instead of the NBA 2K-like questions they are used to getting.
Tonight’s (off) topic:
Growing up, I played the original NBA Jam on my SEGA Genesis and got back into it during college, so I knew a lot more of the players than I probably should for a video game that came out a year after I was born. Unfortunately, that still was not too many and I ended up with a weak 31/54.
Shout out Chris Mullin for being the most underrated NBA Jam player in history. Lights out from three and a blocking machine.
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