I recreated Michael Jordan’s ‘last shot’ in a room made of 10 million LEDs
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The NBA made some noise during its All-Star festivities this past weekend when it became the first major sport to embrace virtual reality. But across the street from the main event happening at Madison Square Garden, there was an ancillary event that offered fans a whole different type of immersion: a playable life-size half court made of LED screens.
It was an NBA holodeck, and I had to try it.
The specs were mind-bending. The four massive glowing walls created a 1,200-square-foot room comprised of 10 million LEDs spread across almost 1,000 screens. (Wired has even more detail if you’re interested.) The experience was programmed to let fans recreate one of Michael Jordans two most iconic moments: his go-ahead shot to beat…