Shaquille O’Neal wearing Magic Leap’s new AR glasses


Here’s something you might like: A video of NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal wearing Magic Leap’s not-yet-released augmented reality glasses.

Whatever Shaq saw inside the glasses impressed him. “I watched a basketball game right here,” he says, pointing to a table. “It was the most amazing thing.”

Of course, we couldn’t actually see much of what Shaq saw — no one, it seems, can really talk about Magic Leap or what the technology is like. That includes NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, who was onstage with Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz Tuesday to announce a new partnership. Apparently Silver signed an NDA!

But Shaq, who works as an on-air analyst for Turner, another NBA partner, painted a picture for us. When Shaq saw himself as a 3-D avatar inside Magic Leap, he fell in love. “When I saw it, it made me feel like I had a twin brother,” he said. “I put these glasses on and I saw the most beautiful, tall, black guy I’ve ever seen in my life and was like, ‘oh that’s me.’”