Paul, a veteran guard with the Phoenix Suns, arguably carries the highest profile among the investors. The two parties crossed paths through MaxOne’s work with the Missouri-based Basketball Training Systems. The company manages the training curriculum for Paul’s CP3 Basketball Academy, where it implemented MaxOne’s platform. Executives at CP3 Basketball Academy were impressed with the MaxOne platform’s effectiveness. Not only does the CP3 Basketball Academy utilize MaxOne’s platform for in-house instruction, but Mejeur said that Paul is working on additional content that will be available to other users on the platform.
The Golden State Warriors and Oracle today announced the expansion of their longstanding partnership with the launch of the Oracle Performance Center. The NBA’s most advanced training and recovery center, powered by Oracle, will deliver new insights and a custom high performance system to enhance player performance. The Oracle Performance Center, measuring 25,349 square-feet, will be home to the Warriors practice facility and player campus, located at Chase Center, the Warriors’ 18,064-seat privately financed sports and entertainment arena in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood. “The competitive advantage that Oracle will add to our team, through its partnership with the performance center and our joint technology development work, is significant,” said Warriors Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, Kirk Lacob. “As we strive to bring home another NBA title, it is no secret that the work that our players and coaching staff put in will begin in the Oracle Performance Center, which is why it is critical that the amenities are world-class.”
NBA star Kevin Durant and NFL star Odell Beckham Jr. have invested in investment strategy app Titan as part of the company’s $58 million Series B round. The funding round was led by Andreessen Horowitz and will be used to help grow Titan’s new mobile cryptocurrency investment platform.
Klutch Sports Group, a premier agency representing more than 80 athletes across major professional sports, will unveil a first-of-its-kind NFT collection during the upcoming NBA Draft on Thursday, July 29. The NFTs will feature digital art for each member of the 2021 Klutch Rookie Class, rendered and minted in real time during the draft, and will include the first official autographed rookie jersey of each player. The collection will be released on Notables, a new premium NFT marketplace.
The Sacramento Kings. already known for technological innovation, are testing the league’s creative boundaries again. The team announced Monday it is offering NFT “smart tickets” to a limited number of fans starting Aug. 3 and Aug. 4 at Golden 1 Center for the California Classic basketball tournament.