When NBA players aren’t dominating on the court, they are taking their talents to the popular game called Fortnite.
Epic Games released Fortnite in July of 2017 on PlayStation, Xbox, PC and Mac. In February of 2018, the game cleared 40 million users, so it is one of the most popular games in the world.
With that said, let’s take a look at the four best Fortnite players who are also NBA stars.
1. Reggie Jackson
Jackson is a documented Fortnite enthusiast. He used to play on the Detroit Pistons’ team bus when he was on the Motor City club and even got NBA All-Star Andre Drummond hooked to the game.
In the summer of 2019, Jackson played in the Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am. It’s safe to say the current Los Angeles Clippers guard played a lot of Fortnite during the NBA hiatus.
2. Josh Hart
When he was rehabbing from a broken hand with the Los Angeles Lakers, Hart once played Fortnite for 10 straight hours.
“There was one time Larry Nance came over before we played the Cavaliers,” Hart told Dan Patrick, “and we literally had four TVs set up in my living room, we all had our own PS4s, and we ran like a whole ‘Fortnite’ squad for, like, 10 hours that day.”
3. Gordon Hayward
Like everyone else, I’ve become a little obsessed with Fortnite.
I have to admit, I was kind of late to the party with this one. In fact, I was definitely a Fortnite hater at first. I didn’t want to get into the game. I felt like it was too slow. There wasn’t enough action. I was playing a lot of Overwatch and big into the Overwatch League (which I still do follow a lot).
But every one of my friends was playing Fortnite, and they finally got me to get on it a little bit. And now I’m addicted. If you were to ask Robyn, she would say, “He’s addicted.”
Hayward concluded by saying he’d “almost guarantee” a victory in an all-NBA Fortnite match.
4. Paul George
George loves the game so much that he revealed a new pair of Nike PG 2.5’s in 2018 during Fortnite’s E3 Pro-AM tournament.
The NBA superstar can also hang with some of the top players in the online game. Here he is going to work with YouTuber LSK: