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mrdon
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Re: Smart Basketball
mrdon   4/19/2013 4:45:53 PM
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Charles,

No problem. Thanks for obtaining additional information about their technology.

Charles Murray
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Re: Smart Basketball
Charles Murray   3/28/2013 7:47:48 PM
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Awaiting a reply, Mrdon. I haven't forgotten your request.

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Re: Smart Basketball
Charles Murray   3/27/2013 5:45:44 PM
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I believe your instructor was right, notarboca. As long as it's an engineering problem, and not a pure science problem, it can be solved with money.

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Re: Smart Basketball
notarboca   3/27/2013 12:07:28 AM
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mrdon, I had an instructor in college that worked as an Apollo engineer--he said any engineering problem can be solved if you have two things: enough time and money.  With electronics tecnologies like those used in this basketball, we are certainly lowering the time factor!

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Re: Smart Basketball
Charles Murray   3/25/2013 8:21:59 PM
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Good point, Nadine. If you're paying someone $80 million over 8 years, you can probably afford a $2,500 ball.

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Re: Smart Basketball
NadineJ   3/23/2013 10:33:37 AM
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From what I know, second hand, about how NBA teams spend on their athletes, $2500 wouldn't be a turn off if the technology is beneficial to the game.  A team could spend that much on yoga in a week.

I would doubt that the lower cost version the same as the previous higher cost version.  A simpler variation wouldn't be as attractive to professionals.  Casual ballers aren't as interested.

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Re: Smart Basketball
Charles Murray   3/22/2013 6:15:47 PM
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At the moment, Nadine, I think the Atlanta Hawks are the only pro basketball team using this technology. Even for pro teams, though, I think the previous cost (as much as $2,500) was probably a turn off. The $300 pricetag should give people a chance to see if the technology is worthwhile.

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Re: Smart Basketball
NadineJ   3/22/2013 1:19:54 PM
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It applies across the board.  Mastering DJ Hero won't lead to a world tour.  And, I've talked to many in the military who've adjusted their training strategy because new recruits claim to be good at Halo as a qualifier. 

Back to the basketball...I don't see a larger non-pro interest in this.  High schools and colleges make sense.  I'm surprised that they haven't sold this to more pro-teams.  That endorsement could help.  But, this seems to be more suited for the Neiman Marcus Wish List.  Interesting, kind of cool, but not useful for most people.

mrdon
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Re: Smart Basketball
mrdon   3/22/2013 12:54:22 AM
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NadineJ, Wow, and all this time I thought my balance was off when playing the Wii Sport games and losing. Thanks for lifting my spirits about Venus! :)

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Re: Smart Basketball
NadineJ   3/21/2013 5:44:36 PM
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Interesting start, mrdon.  But, I wouldn't use Wii Fitnessf r support.  It doesn't translate to the real world.  One famous examlpe is that Venus Williams is a very poor tennis player when she plays Wii.  And, we all know that's NOT true in real life!

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