Worlds collide as TSM members Ali ‘Myth‘ Kabbani and Darryle ‘Hamlinz‘ Hamlin talk about the NBA, streaming, Fortnite and esports with Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry.
Fortnite has been an epidemic of sorts in the sports world as you see many professional athletes talking about and playing the battle royale.
It’s pretty hard to go out in public without seeing a Fortnite reference somewhere whether it’s somebody doing a dance or just talking about it among friends.
One of the most interesting things to come out of the Fortnite hype is seeing top-tier athletes and popular gaming personalities interacting with each other as they explain how their respective professions work.
Fortnite pros Myth and Hamlinz recently got together with NBA superstar Steph Curry to chat about streaming and Epic Game’s shooter as they headed to one of Curry’s favorite spots to eat.
Steph Curry has a solid video games background
First things first, Steph Curry is not a fan of Fortnite.
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“I’m terrible at Fortnite,” Curry said. “God awful. I love any golf game. When it comes to 2K, Madden, Tiger Woods had his old game I loved to play.”
Unsurprisingly, the NBA star likes to play a lot of sports games but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t play other games either.
“Call of Duty was one, I had a lot of spare time before I got married, before I had kids.”
For those wondering, his favorite Call of Duty title is the first Modern Warfare.
Myth and Hamlinz break down how streaming isn’t as easy as it looks
A common misconception of streaming is people think all you do is sit down and play video games for hours a day, which by itself could be tiring.
Hamlinz had the perfect analogy that he used to explain what it’s really like.
“The best way I think about it man is just driving a car for 15 hours but on top of that you have to be entertaining and funny,” Hamlinz said.
Streamers can become seriously burnt out if they stream for long hours each day. Myth and Hamlinz both mentioned they stream seven days a week.
Obviously, the NBA and streaming are two completely different professions but it was interesting to still see the two sides discuss the similarities and differences.