Victor Oladipo Rocks Google Glass to NBA Draft

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJune 27, 2013

Photo Credit: NBA Twitter
Photo Credit: NBA Twitter

If you ever wanted to see what life looked like through the eyes of a man about to become an NBA player, you might be in luck. It seems former Indiana star Victor Oladipo is rocking Google Glass to the NBA draft. 

The NBA tweeted out this image of the guard prior to becoming the Orlando Magic's No. 2 overall pick at the Barclays Center on Thursday night. 

Life can sure be amazing sometimes. One minute you are a hardworking Hoosier, and the next you are heading to the draft in a new suit, wearing an even newer digital product.

Tom Lorenzo spotted an Oladipo who seems pretty attached to those new technologically advanced pair of glasses—ones I am still convinced should be called Google Goggles. 

If you are wondering why Oladipo stole Geordi La Forge's visor, you just haven't been following all the hip tech news these days. 

That is Google Glass, and they give you most of the ability of a smartphone while also providing a new and clever way to be more obnoxious. 

As if seeing people take Insty pics of their hamburger wasn't enough, we can now look forward to watching diners stare vacantly at their meal so they can upload an image of their pasta dish to Facebook. 

Ah, but there are truly cool and inventive applications; showing off what it's like to get selected in the first round of the NBA draft comes to mind. 

Essentially, the slippery slope ends with a Coca-Cola handkerchief or Nike tie in future iterations. Not that I have a huge issue with Oladipo—a player widely considered to go in the first few picks—wearing Glass. 

I have always wanted to see what it was like to get selected at the draft. Perhaps the 2013 draft will give us that chance. 

Then again, Oladipo may just take an Instagram of some appetizers and be done with it. 


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