The NBA will use artificial intelligence and a tap-to-cheer app feature to help fans stuck at home get in the game – CNN

But knowing what a difference their support can make (home court advantage, anyone?) the NBA is proposing a few solutions: a tap-to-cheer app and video technology that will teleport their faces court-side from the comfort of their homes.

"It's obviously very different for the players and it's different for the fans watching at home. I mean, in this sport -- like a lot of others -- there's that home court advantage, that six-man. It's the roar of the crowd, the boos of the crowd," said NBA commissioner Adam Silver Wednesday on CNN with Wolf Blitzer. "We are trying to replicate that to a certain extent without piping in obvious crowd noise."

It's still unclear what kind of difference this technology will make in the overall atmosphere of a sporting match, though.

Not every attempt has been successful, though.

In South Korea, FC Seoul was fined 100 million Korean won (around $81,000) after being accused of placing sex dolls in its stands to add to the atmosphere during a closed match.

CNN's Jack Guy contributed to this report.

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