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Ninja reveals why Michael Jordan banned him from All-Star Weekend party

Published: 15/May/2020 0:54 Updated: 18/May/2020 12:33

by Brent Koepp


During his May 14 stream, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins opened up to Dr Disrespect about how he was not allowed into a party at NBA’s All-Star Weekend in February. The Mixer star explained why Michael Jordan had put him on a “Do Not Enter” list.

Ninja has become one of the most recognizable brands in entertainment. Whether it’s his rise to stardom playing Fortnite, or his industry-defining move to leave Twitch for Mixer, the personality has become the face of gaming for many.

However despite his notoriety, the personality revealed during his latest stream that he was once rejected by NBA legend himself Michael Jordan. The streamer explained to his friend Dr Disrespect that it happened during the All-Star Weekend.

Ninja reveals incredible Michael Jordan story

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The Mixer streamer was invited by the NBA to All-Star Weekend in February.

Ninja was in the middle of a Call of Duty: Warzone broadcast, when he revealed to his streaming partner Dr Disrespect that he had a story involving the NBA. “Want to hear a funny story about the NBA All-Star Weekend?” he asked.

The Mixer personality then explained to Doc that he had actually been rejected at a party at the event. “I was put on a DO NOT ENTER list for one of the parties,” he said, before telling the Twitch streamer to guess whose party it was.

“Was it a player?” Dr Disrespect asked. Ninja at first said no, before changing his answer to yes. The Twitch star then correctly guessed that it was a retired player from the NBA.

The Two-Time Champion took his best guess, and asked if it was Scottie Pippen of the Chicago Bulls. Stumped he said, “Um, I don’t know. Who?” Ninja then revealed the player to be Michael Jordan.

Laughing Doc said, “Jordan said NO to you, HUH!?” The Mixer star explained “It’s because it was a Nike x Jordan party.” He then jokingly added, “I mean, listen. I’m proud of myself, I only cried for like 20 minutes in my room after.”

Ninja’s rejection makes sense, seeing as in December 2019 he unveiled his very own shoe with Nike rival Adidas. And if nothing else, getting rejected by Michael Jordan is an honor – as it means he sees you as a rival.

The 28-year old streamer continues to crush it in 2020. At the time of writing, he’s amassed over three million followers to his channel. He’s also build up a major following across his YouTube and Twitter accounts.


Shroud impressed with Sykkuno’s “amazing” Rust skills: “You destroyed me!”

Published: 16/Jan/2021 17:57

by Georgina Smith


Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek was left in awe after Sykkuno managed to shoot him dead on the OTV Rust server, and it was safe to say he was impressed by the streamer’s aim, saying “you killed me, you’re amazing!”

The Offline TV Rust sever has been a huge talking point since the start of this year, as with the enormous host of streamers participating there are endless amounts of content for fans to consume on the daily.

The server even ended up needing to be split into two after people’s varying playstyles caused some tension and calls for a need to separate PVP-focused players and roleplay-focused players.

Rust promotional image with the logo on top
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While it was originally released in 2013, Rust has experienced a surge in popularity thanks to the OTV server.

However, that’s not to say that there haven’t been plenty of iconic moments between streamers, as even though the game can get pretty violent, the vast range of streamer interactions has led to some great scenes for fans.

That was the case for Sykkuno fans when he managed to kill shroud, leaving everyone impressed with his skills.

While they were competing for the Oil Rig, Sykkuno managed to get shroud with his gun as he jumped, and it didn’t seem like shroud expected it at all, dying with a bewildered “no, Sykkuno!”

Sykkuno’s hand immediately flew to his mouth, laughing and apologizing for the abrupt kill.

Michael sounded equally as impressed as he did betrayed, after a few seconds of silence saying “Sykkuno you killed me, you’re amazing!” But the compliments didn’t end there, with Micheal adding, “you destroyed me!” and even “you’re the better gamer, man” to which Sykkuno replied, “no, no, most definitely not.”

Sykkuno has talked previously about how he’s a “humongous fan of shroud” in the past, so this interaction definitely proved to be a positive one for the rising streamer.

One fan on Twitter said, “Sykkuno downed shroud and even shroud is proud of him,” another saying “that Sykkuno/shroud friendly PVP was beautiful to watch… what in the wholesome rivalry.”

The PVP moment was definitely an entertaining one all round, and while the results were unexpected, no one was more impressed than shroud himself.