With no fans in attendance at this year’s Olympics, you would think there would be little need for an entertainment act at half-time.
During Sunday’s basketball game between the United States and France in Japan, a 7-foot-tall robot was trotted out and displayed its mechanical shooting form. The robot drained shots from the free-throw line, above the 3-point break and at half court.
The robot scooted back to each line, but traveling wasn’t called.
BASKETBALL ROBOT SHOT IT FROM HALF COURT— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) July 25, 2021
Making his Olympics debut, Mr. Robot 🤖 went for 3/3 at the half-time show!#Tokyo2020 #Basketball pic.twitter.com/GEFAJOve7d— FIBA #Tokyo2020 (@FIBA) July 25, 2021
No truth to the rumor that an NBA team is trying to sign the robot to a max contract.
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