Tyrese Haliburton explained how a lot of his knowledge about the game comes from NBA 2K.
Tyrese Haliburton is one of the best point guards in the NBA at this moment and it turns out one of the keys to his success is playing video games.
During an interview with The Ringer, Haliburton spoke about how NBA 2K has helped his game.
Honestly, a lot of my hoop knowledge in knowing how to play comes from video games,” Haliburton said.
When you’re playing 2K and you’re on that camera angle where you can see everything ahead of you, that’s how I think sometimes
Depending on how seriously you play these games, you can end up learning quite a bit. Haliburton certainly took it seriously back in the day and continues to now as well, as he fairly regularly hosts NBA 2K livestreams.
It has benefited him on the court, but he's not the only one.
Just like how the game has helped a playmaker like Haliburton, it has helped a defensive stalwart like Jaren Jackson Jr. as well.