Who is G5?
"G5 is like having John Wooden, Kevin Hart, Google search, your GoPro camera and iPad all stuffed inside a ultra-cool futuristic talking basketball."
G5 is Bernard's high-tech, robotic, wisecracking "smart" basketball. He's bouncy, upbeat and always telling jokes. He is the swiss army knife of basketball, equipped with a fun gadget for any situation. He also has a huge database in his memory with information about almost everything.
In the book Bernard Jones worked and saved his money to purchase a G5 basketball which was being advertised as the first ever computerized talking basketball to help you train and improve your game.
However during a lightning storm one night, while hooked up to his charging station, G5 gets struck with a circuit-scrambling jolt of electricity that mysteriously brings him to life so he’s able speak, think and feel just like a human being!
G5 later goes on to help train Bernard and his team of friends to take on the biggest challenge of their lives. And in the process he becomes Bernard’s sidekick, friend and personal motivator.