Items tagged with Lebron James

One of the most interesting use case scenarios for virtual reality technology to date, at least from this sports fan's perspective, is getting an inside and immersive look at what professional athletes go through to get to where they are. We saw an example recently when Google teamed with Visa and Bank of America to provide a 360-degree view of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on the practice field, and now Samsung and Oculus are following suit by offering up a documentary of Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and his training regime. It's a 12-minute 360-degree video called "Striving... Read more...
LeBron James is on top of the world. As you're reading this, he's preparing to play Game 4 in the NBA Finals, the world's largest stage for basketball. He's paid well -- extremely well -- to go out there and put a ball through a hoop, but it's his endorsements and investments that bring in the serious money. For example, when Apple acquired Beats Electronics for $3 billion last month, Sir James opted to sell his stake in the company for a cool $30 million. That's about $11 million more than what he'll make playing for the Miami Heat this year. That's also more than half of everything he earned... Read more...
Everybody knows the best part of the Super Bowl is watching the New England Patriots win. Unfortunately, Tom Brady and company are sitting at home this year watching the game like the rest of us. The next best thing, of course, are the funny advertisements, which command big dollars during the Super Bowl, and if you've been following Samsung's sense of humor, a Super Bowl ad spot seems like a perfect marriage to advertise "The Next Big Thing," as the handset maker likes to do. Well, it just so happens Samsung has a two-minute ad spot featuring Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Bob Odenkirk (the lawyer from... Read more...