A new partnership between the Sacramento Kings and the driving app Waze is bringing an unexpected gift to your phone's navigation: The silky Serbian voice of Vlade Divac.

NBA fans know Divac as one of the better centers in his day, and also, arguably, the greatest flopper in league history. Now, Divac works as a front office executive for the Kings. And thanks to the partnership, he lent his own voice to a recording session that will allow Waze app users to have him navigate for them in either English or Serbian.

The app, which has various voice options, is available on iOS and Android.

This type of innovative partnership isn't too surprising for the Kings, particularly since team owner Vivek Ranadive built his fortune in the tech industry and seems determined to continue integrating technology into the fan experience. Earlier this month, he talked to ThePostGame about how he sees emerging technologies, like facial recognition, transforming the experience of attending an NBA game:

Baseball is America's Pastime. On Monday, it could not have been more present.

A TechCrunch story Wednesday revealed MLB streaming numbers were up 60 percent on Opening Day. A total 60 million people used mediums other than television, including MLB.com, MLB.tv, the MLB At Bat mobile app and MLB.com social media channels on Facebook and Twitter.

MLB has long been ahead of its four major sports competitors when it comes to streaming. MLB.tv was founded way back in 2002 before online streaming was well, mainstream. The streaming site allows baseball fans to have access to every game in the country for a monthly or yearly rate. The MLB At Bat app allows MLB.tv to go mobile.

Bob Bowman, President, MLB Business and Media, does not only owe this year's Opening Day numbers to changing technology and opinion to streaming. A change in the MLB commissioner's office is helping stimulate the streaming business.

“I loved [former commissioner] Bud Selig, but having [Rob] Manfred who understands and relies on digital media is [a big change]. We have spoken about this and we want to press the advantage,” Bowman said.

Bowman referenced the increase of millennials in the overall fan base due to coming of age and the desire to consume streamed games. He also hypothesized the considerably cold winter in places such as New England and the Midwest has baseball fans itching to watch the warm weather sport.

These numbers will not hold past opening day -– 9 million people will not log onto the MLB At Bat app everyday – but for now, this is a success for a league supposedly having trouble gaining new fans.

A Euroleague basketball team is set to bring fans an entirely new perspective on their favorite players.

On Friday a few players from the Lithuanian club Zalgiris Kaunas are set to wear cameras embedded in their jerseys for the team's matchup with Real Madrid. The technology is a collaboration between Euroleague Basketball, Canal + and First Vision Cam.

First Vision Cam is a Spanish tech startup that counts as investors Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka and Barcelona soccer star Andres Iniesta.

"Having used jersey cams on referees before, we have seen a unique perspective on the game that will be even more fascinating when the players are the ones wearing cameras," said Alex Ferrer Kristjansson, the Brand & Communication Director for Euroleague Basketball.

Zalgiris Kaunas tested the cameras in practice and they were well received by the players.

Teams in both the Euroleague and the NBA have tested wearable cameras, notably Google Glass. Here's a look at the Sacramento Kings wearing the lens cameras:

When Zalgiris center Robertas Javtokas and guard Edgaras Ulanovas wear the cameras on Friday, they will become the first basketball players ever to wear jersey cameras in a competition.

It has been just six years since the Dallas Cowboys opened "Jerry's World," a stadium that houses 110,000 fans, sports a retractable roof and, at the time, featured the largest high definition video display in human history.

The construction of the Arlington mega-stadium sparked competition that fans will appreciate for decades. The benchmark for stadiums was set again when the 49ers unveiled its new home last July. With its Silicon Valley sponsors and goal of being the "greenest stadium ever," Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara reflected the way the fan experience was changing. Technology, environmentalism and live entertainment were merging.

Now it's the Atlanta Falcons' turn to raise the bar.

The replacement for the Georgia Dome is set to be completed in 2017 and will also be home to an MLS expansion team. The plan is for the Falcons to host a Super Bowl by 2020.

"You don't just build a world-class stadium not to host the Super Bowl," says Mike Gomes, the Falcons' new senior vice president for fan experience. "We are making it clear that we are ready to host world-class events."

A partnership between IBM and Arthur M. Blank Sports and Entertainment (parent company of the Falcons) is part of that preparation.

"Arthur and the leadership here want to change the entertainment game," says Gomes, a former Disney executive.

Plans for the yet-to-be-named stadium include a retractable roof, more than 2,000 video displays, a tech lounge equipped for fantasy football enthusiasts, and a "smart" stadium environment interconnected through IBM network technologies.

But the crown jewel is expected to be an HD video Halo Board that measures 63,000 square foot (five stories tall).

"I'm super excited as a fan, and a partner, to see that Halo Board," says Shannon Miller, head of global strategy at IBM. "It's the largest screen in the world and to see what we can do with our technology platform to drive content on it, I am really excited."

With a revolutionary 360-degree design, the board is intended to give every viewer a unique visual experience by circling the stadium. This behemoth should be more than enough to make Jerry Jones envious.

Without unveiling too much of what AMBSE has in store for its fans, Gomes says the fan experience at the new stadium will be increasingly unique to the individual and cater to their desires in the digital age.

"With Netflix, Amazon or Facebook, it is highly personalized to the individual, but it has never been done with the stadium experience," Gomes says. "That is what we are working on.

"We want it to be so immersive, so compelling, so entertaining that the thought of watching it from home doesn't compare."

The new stadium will be located just 84 feet from the soon-to-be obsolete Georgia Dome, a location that resonates with those at AMBSE. Rather than construct the new stadium in miles away in the suburbs (which is what the Atlanta Braves are doing), Blank and AMBSE wanted the structure in the heart of Atlanta, so it could help with things such as job creation and a commitment to sustainability.

"You would like to be recognized for the loyalty you have given," Gomes says.

The average NBA fan will never have the skills of John Wall, Anthony Davis, LaMarcus Aldridge and Mason Plumlee. For one weekend though, fans had the opportunity to experience the signature moves of the NBA stars.

Using wrap-around camera technology, American Express PIVOT captured the moves of All-Stars Wall, Davis and Aldridge and Slam Dunk Contest participant Plumlee from a 360-degree angle. American Express PIVOT was accessible during All-Star Weekend at both NBA Houses in Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York City.

The attraction featured 103-inch player-sized screens in which fans could choose players to study. Fans could then study each player's style from an angle of choice. American Express PIVOT is part of the "Home Court Advantage" partnership between American Express and the NBA, which brings fans access to behind-the-scenes content of fans' favorite NBA stars.

American Express PIVOT is also accessible online for fans all over the world at AMEXAllSTAR.com or NBA.com.

Here are the unique player pages:

-- LaMarcus Aldridge
-- John Wall
-- Mason Plumlee
-- Anthony Davis

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