In 2018, Kevin Knox, a basketball player for the New York Knicks in the NBA, wore a Fortnite suit to the NBA draft. You may still remember that. We can say that until now, this is still one of the most iconic moments in the history of the game.
The Moment When Kevin Knox Wore a Fortnite Suit to the NBA Draft
Before the draft, actually, Kevin Knox had announced that he loves Fortnite and he did it several times. For your information, Kevin Knox is not the only popular public figure who loves Fortnite. There are also other public figures who like this game such as Marshmello, Drake and Travis Scott.
In May 2018, Kevin Knox also replied to the tweet from @BuckyHooves. At that time, @BuckyHooves tweeted “Fortnite + Kevin Knox = Fort Knox. That’s a no-brainer endorsement deal.” Then, Kevin Knox replied to this tweet by tweeting “Let’s make it happen” with an emoticon of a pair of eyes and also mentioned @FortniteGame.
Well, the fact that Kevin Knox wore a suit in the Fortnite theme in 2018 is interesting because there are not a lot of athletes who had been seen wearing Fortnite-themed clothes. As explained on the Sportskeeda site that the thing which came as an even bigger achievement for Fortnite was that this athlete wore the suit to an event which was held by an organization that owns a video game franchise.
After Kevin Knox was seen to wear a Fortnite-themed suit, there were a lot of Fortnite players who were happy that another upcoming superstar announced their passion for video games.
Because of the thing that he did, Knox may be called a trendsetter. Later, there are a lot of popular athletes such as JuJu Smith-Schuter from the NFL team the Pittsburgh Steelars and Josh Hart from the New Orleans Pelicans who also announced their love for this video game.
As explained on the Sportskeeda site, the community was excited about the idea of Fortnite and Kevin Knox signing an endorsement deal that the idea of calling the potential collaboration ‘Fort Knox’ obtained traction online. Some Fortnite players even gave suggestions to make Kevin Knox-themed skin for the Fortnite game. Even though this suggestion was never responded by Epic Games, but Fortnite suit which was worn by Kevin Knox will be remembered as one of the very first video game-themed garments which was worn to the NBA Drafts.
About Kevin Knox
Kevin Knox is a professional basketball player from America. He plays basketball for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Kevin Davon Knox II is his complete name and he was born on August 11th, 1999. Kevin Knox played college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats as explained on Wikipedia and he became a student of Tampa Catholic High School. How about his high school career? Let’s read below according to Wikipedia.
Kevin Knox became a student of Tampa Catholic High School in Tampa, Florida. At that time, he was a junior. He could average 30.1 points per game, 2.4 assists and 11.2 rebounds per game, while leading the Crusaders to regional and district championships and runner-up to the 2016 Florida Class 4A semifinals. Then, he joined his AAU team, E1T1 united on the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) Circuit in the 2016 summer. He scored career high 28 points in a win against All Ohio Red on May 14th, 2016. On the EYBL circuit, Kevin Knox averaged 7.6 rebounds per game and 19.6 points per game. As a senior, he averaged 28.5 points per game and 11.3 rebounds per game leading Tampa Chatolic to a (25-6) record. Kevin Knox also played in the McDonald’s All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic.
In the 2017 class, Kevin Knox was a five-star recruit and he was regarded as one of the top players. On May 6th, 2017, he committed to play basketball at the University of Kentucky, spurning offers from Florida State, Duke, Missouri and North Carolina. Not only that, he also turned down a professional offer to be able to play in the Chinese Basketball Association.
In January 2019, the Eastern Conference’s NBA Rookie of the Month Award for games which was played in December 2018 was won by Kevin Knox.
On January 13, 2022, it is explained on Wikipedia that the Knicks traded Knox and a protected future first round pick to Atlanta in exchange for Cam Reddish, Solomon Hill, a 2025 second round draft pick and cash consideration.
Fortnite is a game which is played online where it is developed by Epic Games. This game can be found in three different game mode versions. Those three game mode versions share the similar general gameplay and game engine. Those game mode versions include Fortnite: Save the World, Fortnite Battle Royale and Fortnite Creative.
In Fortnite: Save the World, you can enjoy a cooperative hybrid-tower defense-shooter survival game which can be played by up to four players. Here, the players have to fight off zombie-like creatures and defend objects with traps and fortifications they are able to build. In Fortnite: Battle Royale, the players are able to enjoy a battle royale game which is free to play in which up to 100 players fight to be the last person standing. Then, how about Fortnite: Creative? In this game, players have complete freedom to create worlds and battle arenas.
In 2017, Save the World and Battle Royale were released as early access titles. Meanwhile, Creative was released on December 6th, 2018. Fortnite: Save the World can be played on some platforms such as macOS, Windows, PS4 and Xbox One. Battle Royale and Creative can be enjoyed in all those platforms and also on iOS, Nintendo Switch and Android devices. Fortnite also launched with the release of the next generation PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles.
Fortnite won a number of awards and also became a lot of nominees in some awards. Some of the awards won by this game are 2018 Webby Awards for People’s Voice Award for Best Multiplayer/ Competitive Game, Game Critics Award 2018 for Best Ongoing Game and many more.
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