For NBA fans, Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert is probably more known for his postgame banter than his stellar performance during this year’s playoff games. His commentary after the Pacer’s Game 6 victory, in which the 7-foot-2 player uttered a gay slur (“no homo”), followed by a profanity, resulted in a $75,000 fine. Hibbert later apologized for his postgame press conference remarks, and went on to score a reported 18 points and 8 rebounds in 38 minutes against the Miami Heat in Game 7.
Despite his recent hiccup, Hibbert has made news again…but this time for his game off the court. The Georgetown University graduate is a hardcore gamer, and we’re not talking just the NBA 2K series. Hibbert has been a hardcore Call of Duty player since his college days. He’s a good player and a big fan, too. So much so that video game company Activision brought him out to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) to check out Call of Duty: Ghosts. BlackEnterprise.com caught up with the avid gamer at his first E3 to talk about his interest in gaming, what he hates about multiplayer video games and why he’d like to be a character in the next Call of Duty title.