NBA Player Roy Hibbert On Gaming and Serving As a ‘Call of Duty’ Brand Ambassador

NBA Player Roy Hibbert On Gaming and Serving As a ‘Call of Duty’ Brand Ambassador

Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert's got game off the court as brand ambassador for Activision's Call of Duty brand ambassador (Image: Roy Hibbert official site)

Hibbert answered questions from fans on the @CallofDuty Twitter handle at E3 (Image: Storify)

What was it about Modern Warfare 2 that caught your attention and made you a hardcore fan?

To tell you the truth, I was in college and I “got” free Internet from someone next door.  So that was the first time I could really play online, so that’s why I played so much.

What do you think of the next Call of Duty title, Ghosts?

I played it and I watched a lot of the gameplay and it looks awesome. I’m not kidding you, the detail they put into it in terms of how grass actually looks, the sky [is awesome] just human stuff. Like if you look in a dark area, and then look in a light area, the focus of your eye changes. It’s a lot of stuff in the game that you’ll appreciate.

What online modes do you normally play?

I like to play the campaign first. But when I play multiplayer, I play “Deathmatch” and “Kill Confirmed.” I like to play “Run and Gun,” I don’t just sit back. I’m a team player on the court, but off the court I’m not a team player. In Call of Duty, I like to go do my own thing.

Do you have certain people that you like to play along with?

I just randomly jump in, but every now and again a team will get a couple rounds in and I’ll play.

What is your weapon of choice in multiplayer?

I like the LSAT. I like to be able to run around and do what I have to do. I hate sniper rifles and I hate people who just run around with shotguns. [They just] run around and shoot people and run off. One shot kill. That’s my thing.

What other games do you like to play?

To keep it 100, I only play FPS (first-person shooter) and me and my boys just play Call of Duty all the time. I don’t play any third person games or anything like that. 

Is there anything that you’d like to see in Call of Duty that hasn’t been inputted yet?

Obviously, me being a main character, I’d love to be a part of the game. I paid my dues and I’m happy to be here.