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Twitch streamer Adept shares heartwarming story about meeting Kobe Bryant

Published: 28/Jan/2020 22:25

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch star Adept mourned the death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant during a January 27 broadcast where she shared the story of how she met the future Hall of Famer in person.

According to Adept, nearly one year ago, Kobe was at her sister’s basketball game to check out a high school play with his daughter. Adept, being a big fan of the athlete, orchestrated a plan with her sister to distract a security guard so she could ask him to sign her shoes.

“You need to get in there. This is our plan and we have to do it,” the Twitch star recalled saying. After her sister agreed, the streamer noted that this wasn’t something that her sibling would normally have gone along with.

“My sister is kind of timid and always wants to look cool. But this was just such a lifetime opportunity,” she explained. “I pretend like I’m walking up first and the security guard stops me and my sister goes in behind her. And she goes ‘Kobe, can you please sign my shoes?’”

After the athlete got a look at Adept’s sister, he saw the school that she played basketball for and realized he had just watched her game.

“Of course,” Kobe told her, according to the Twitch streamer. “Good job today,” he added after signing her shoes.

Then, once Adept was able to walk up to Kobe, she told him how much of an influence he had on her life.

“I just wanted to tell you: thank you, from the bottom of my heart for being such an inspiration,” she mournfully remembered, though stressed that her memory was a bit foggy. “I think I said for being an important part of my childhood.”

According to the streamer, the former LA Lakers star just looked at her and smiled before thanking her for the kind words.

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Adept is a popular streamer with over 125,000 followers.

“He was so calm and chill,” she added. “That man and his daughter’s smile were so big and so bright.”

Kobe Bryant was killed in a fatal helicopter crash on January 26 while traveling with his daughter, Gianna Maria and seven other passengers.

As the sports community mourns his passing, it’s important to remember the joy he brought many, such as Adept and her sister.

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TSM Hamlinz finally breaks Twitter silence after four-months away

Published: 26/Oct/2020 3:43 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 3:46

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Hamlinz has been missing in action for quite some time, but the beloved Fortnite streamer has finally broken his silence on Twitter on Oct. 25, and let the world know he is back and feeling good.

Darryle ‘Hamlinz’ Hamlin was once a pillar in the streaming world. He shot to fame while streaming Fortnite during its peak, and his popularity rose even more after he joined Team Solo Mid.

However, the beloved streamer has been on the down-low for several months now; in fact, he has been silent on social media for most of the year. 

Hamlinz tweeted every now and then between January and March, and even streamed a couple of times. But he was far less active than he used to be, and hadn’t posted at all since July.

Many speculated he might have been on another hiatus. The first one happened when he needed some time off to deal with a nasty cyst. The second one happened not long after when he needed some time to deal with personal issues.

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Hamlinz was once one of the most popular streamers alongside Shroud and Ninja.

Hamlinz is back and feeling like his old self again

Thankfully, he bounced back on both those occasions, and it seems like he’s bounced back once again. The full extent of what happened this time around remains unclear. However, the most important thing is that Hamlinz has finally broken his silence on social media.

“Feeling like my old self again,” he wrote. It’s a little more than one hour old, but the tweet has already amassed 50,000 likes, 6,5000 retweets, and 6,000 comments.

The hype is real, and for a good reason. Hamlinz is one of the most entertaining, likable, and talented streamers in the world. Plus, it’s always nice to see people recover from whatever issues they’re facing and get back on their own two feet.

The comments are filled with people happy to see him back. “Finally something good in 2020,” wrote one fan. “Hamlinz is BACK BABY,” wrote another.

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Hamlinz and Daequan are best friends and housemates.

Sadly, Hamlinz has remained tight-lipped on whether he will stream again anytime soon. However, considering he is feeling like his old self again, it could mean that a stream might not be too far away.

Either way, there’s no doubt that it will be a momentous occasion. If the excitement in the comments is anything to go by, the floodgates will open and his fans, followers, and viewers will come pouring in.

Hamlinz has more than five million followers across Twitch, Twitter, and Youtube. It seems all the time off hasn’t dampened his popularity in the slightest.