When it was first launched, Siri might have been a bit limited in the topics it can handle, but with the passage of time and with a lot of useful contributions from Cydia developers, iOS’s talking personal assistant is becoming more and more smart. Now, with the latest Siri tweak, named SiriNBA, you can even discuss basketball with Siri. Via SiriNBA, Siri gains comprehension of NBA terminology, and you can inquire about latest (or even older) score in the fixtures of your favorite teams. The tweak is smart enough to understand the nicknames of teams, and even understands if you inquire about the scores indirectly.
SiriNBA is based on AssistantExtensions, which is a platform for creating Siri tweaks. So, it is a prerequisite to have AssistantExtensions in order to use the basketball tweak, but even if you don’t have it, the platform will be automatically downloaded and installed to your iPhone when you install SiriNBA. The tweak is available in the BigBoss repo of the Cydia store, and once installed, it won’t add any new icons to the Springboard or the stock Settings app. All you have to do after the installation is to mention any NBA team’s name, and ask about the score. For example, you can say “Did the Clippers win last night?”, and Siri will bring up last night’s scores for the specified team. If the match you ask about is yet to take place, the tweak will make Siri tell you of the schedule and opposing teams for the fixture.
SiriNBA recognizes nicknames for all teams as well, and for free, is really worth a download for NBA fans.