The United States National Basketball Association (NBA) has partnered with Dapper Labs, the company behind the ’CryptoKitties’ to release a new crypto collectibles game.
The game, called NBA Top Shot, is scheduled to launch in early 2020, according to an official announcement on the NBPA website.
Fans will be able to gather live footage of NBA games that can then be used in some capacity to build a competing roster for the game — or to simply be owned and trade as a collectible, as the user chooses.
“The NBA and its players are among the greatest heavyweights in global culture. Through NBA Top Shot basketball fans can engage with their favorite players, teams, and each other in entirely new ways. We use the latest in blockchain technology to create assets and experiences that are guaranteed limited edition and authentic, not to mention portable and permanent in a way nothing digital has ever been before,” Roham Gharegozlou, the CEO of Dapper Labs, told.