USA Basketball Notes
7 Questions with USA Basketball
What is Your Signature Move?
I don't really have a signature move, but I do have a signature play -- everyone knows that I like to slash to the rim (off-ball) from different angles on the court while the offense is in motion.
Do you pattern your game after any NBA or WNBA players?
I actually pattern my game after Kawhi Leonard -- mainly studying how he gives the opposing teams problems on the defensive end of the court, while also being able to knock down jump shots consistently.
What was the first game you ever remember playing?
The first game I remember playing was Def Jam Fight for NY on GameCube.
Do you play any additional esports competitively?
No, I do not play any other sports games competitively.
When or why did you begin playing esports?
I started playing eSports because growing up as a kid I always had a drive to compete at the highest level, no matter what I participated in. Basketball was my No. 1 sport -- and when I wasn't playing basketball, I was at home on the game playing NBA 2K or Call of Duty. After some time, I realized that I didn't want to pursue a basketball career and that's when I kind of recognized that I had enough skill and everything after that to become a professional gamer.
What’s the origin of your gamertag?
My gaming name originated from when I used to compete in Call of Duty tournaments. I used to "crush" my opponents, so my friend gave me that name and I stuck with it from that moment. Also, my friend's name was "Crash," so he probably tried to match his name with the one he started calling me.
Are there any gamers who inspire you?
One gamer that inspires me in NICKMERCS because of how much his brand has grown over the years. He's a prime example of grinding out the gaming industry until you have one of the biggest fan bases in the world.
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