Gordon Hayward Thinks He Could Beat Any Professional Athlete in Fortnite

Nicholas Barth,

August 5, 2018 8:26 AM

Boston Celtics player Gordon Hayward has stated that he welcomes a Fortnite challenge from anyone in the NBA or any other professional sport.

Gordon Hayward is a member of the NBA roster for the Boston Celtics and is considered to be one of the great young talents the league currently has to offer. Hayward is also a very vocal fan of the video game industry and esports world with his latest interest, as with the majority of the world, being Epic Games' Fortnite Battle Royale

Fans can often find Gordon Hayward streaming some Fortnite gameplay on his personal Twitch channel where he tries to show that he is as skilled of a Fortnite player as he is a NBA player for the Boston Celtics. 

Hayward recently wrote about his newfound interest of Fortnite in an article on his personal website. He described how he became a tad obsessed with the popular battle royale game during his recovery from a devastating leg injury he suffered in the first game of the 2018 NBA season that forced him to miss the entire season. 

Near the end of the article, Hayward states that he would love to see an all-NBA Fortnite match to see which player in the league is truly the best Fortnite player and that he would also welcome a challenge from any other professional athlete in a different sport. 

"But it would be actually really fun to have an all-NBA Fortnite match or something. I’ve been playing for a few months now, so I’m pretty confident I could come out on top. In fact, I’d almost guarantee it, and I’d be happy to take on anyone from any other sport, too," said Hayward. 

Who would root for in a Fortnite match between Josh Hart and Gordon Hayward?
Who would root for in a Fortnite match between Josh Hart and Gordon Hayward?

However, Josh Hart of the Los Angeles Lakers would likely beg to differ on the fact that Gordon Hayward is the best player of Epic Games' battle royale game in the NBA. Speaking with Hart back at the Call of Duty World League Anaheim Open, we asked the Laker who he believed is the best Fortnite player in the NBA, and he confidently stated that it was him without question. 

"Oh it's me without a doubt. I won Bleacher Report's Fortnite player of the year because I am the best. It's not even close. Larry Nance is going to try to dispute that. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Terrence Ross are also going to try and dispute it, but I mean it is what it is," said Hart. "They can't be mad about it. I'm the king of Fortnite in the NBA. Epic, we are going to have to figure this out. We are going to have to get an all NBA server one day and get to the bottom of this."

With strong claims from Josh Hart of the Los Angeles Lakers and Gordon Hayward of the Boston Celtics stating that they are the best Fortnite player in the NBA, it looks as though it is a perfect time for Epic Games to set up an all-NBA player custom match and let Hayward and Hart take the legendary NBA rivalry between the Lakers and Celtics onto the battlefield of Fortnite


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