NBA champion Rip Hamilton is joining the metaverse conversation. The former basketball player posted an excited tweet expressing his desire to connect to those in the Metaverse space.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is familiar with blockchain technology already. They dropped an NFT collection with Dapper Labs, Top Shot. Fans can purchase iconic moments of basketball in video form. This project was financially lucrative, creating €52.3 million last week.
The NBA NFTs may have inspired other NBA players to participate, including three-time All-Star winner Rip Hamilton. The tweet stated that Hamilton is “hooked” on the Metaverse. He is “looking forward to connecting with everyone and learning more.” Seemingly, Hamilton has done some research as he tagged NFT collectors Dingaling, Zeneca, SHAQ, and of course, Gary Vee. Hamilton has taken a forward approach when learning about the Metaverse, communicating with the big dogs in the industry.
The NBA is steaming ahead in blockchain technology when compared to other sporting associations. The NBA has not only been an early adopter of blockchain technology but has even managed to shape the course of its development through the success of its Top Shot NFT series. Sensibly, an NBA player like Rip Hamilton would see the success gained and want a part of it.
The Metaverse and blockchain technology are evolving before our eyes. The industry needs new excitement to continue. High-profile celebrities and sporting stars like Rip Hamilton are integral to pushing the Metaverse to new heights.