Paul George calls out fellow gamers in level-up challenge

NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 01: Paul George
NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 01: Paul George /

OKC Thunder forward Paul George is one of many gamers in the NBA. In his latest fan outreach, he called out fellow gamers for his level-up challenge.

NBA fans and gamers alike took the streets of LA Saturday for Paul George‘s level-up challenge during DreamHack 18. The traveling gaming convention moves across the country over the summer and featured a special truck for George’s challenge.

While George is well known for his fishing skills, his gaming hobby isn’t unique among other players. In fact, the NBA claims 85 percent of its players also have a console at home, including his teammates Andre Roberson, Patrick Patterson and Steven Adams.

Roberson has even appeared on NBA 2KTV to talk about how often he plays the game. Although Adams doesn’t seem to be into NBA 2K as much as his Roberson, he’s an avid player of Fortnite. And, while Russell Westbrook hasn’t spoken out on his video game habits, he has been featured on the cover of NBA Live 16.

George is also a pioneer of players who are signing deals with video game companies. He recently collaborated with Nike and Sony this season to create space-themed shoes which included the PlayStation logo.

As it turns out, NBA players are young adults just like anyone else. And many of them enjoy playing video games in their free time. With all of the drama of the off season, it’s nice to see George enjoy his down time with fans. However, this doesn’t keep fans from speculating.

Whether you’re trying to pick up on clues towards his free agency or hoping to be one of the lucky few to play online with George, keep an eye on social media. George and many other players often announce when they’re getting online and how to join in the game through Twitter and Instagram.