NBA stars turn to video game streaming while the season is suspended

Nigel Zalamea

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, the NBA has suspended the regular season for at least the next 30 days.

Since they’re not playing games on the court, many NBA stars have decided to take their talents to the gaming world.

Devin Booker — Phoenix Suns

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The star player, who regularly streams on Twitch was playing Call of Duty: Warzone with 100 Thieves CEO and founder, Matthew Haag, and popular twitch streamer, Dennis “Cloakzy” Leopre when he found out that the NBA season had been suspended.

Ben Simmons — Philadephia 76ers

Rising superstar, Ben Simmons, recently joined two FaZe clan members, Thomas “Temperrr” Oliveira and Yousef “Apex” Abdelfattah, during their Fight2Fund charity stream that aims to raise money for those impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Paul George — Los Angeles Clippers

George is a five-time All-Star and is one of the best players in the league today.

He is also the only NBA player who has a signature gaming shoe with PlayStation, which shows just how much of a gamer he is. Like many other NBA stars, he’s been playing a lot of Call of Duty: Warzone recently.

De’Aaron Fox — Sacramento Kings

Fox is another NBA star who’s also an avid gamer. He plays plenty of different games and has a fast-paced playstyle, similar to his skills on the basketball court.

He also has an active YouTube channel where you can see him play other game genres.

Josh Hart — New Orleans Pelicans

Hart is one of the few NBA players who’s taken streaming seriously even before the league decided to suspend the regular season.

Hart is a regular at Fortnite celebrity pro-ams and has been streaming since late 2018.

Alex Caruso — Los Angeles

Caruso is a fan favorite player among basketball fanatics. He almost made it to the NBA All-Star weekend last month after receiving over a million votes from fans who tried to have some fun with the fan voting.

During the season suspension, Caruso has been seen streaming online and is one of the few NBA players who still plays Fortnite.

Meyers Leonard — Miami Heat

Did you know that, not only is Meyers Leonard a member of the Miami Heat, he is also a member of esports organization, FaZe Clan.

He has been streaming since last year. And with the NBA season suspended, he will be able to spend more time gaming during the 30-day hiatus.

Meanwhile, other players in the league like Larry Nance Jr., Trae Young, Luka Doncic, Patrick Beverly, and Ja Morant have all Tweeted saying they will also be spending the NBA season suspension gaming at home.

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