The Gamer Hour, (https://www.thegamerhour.com/ ), featured Portland Trailblazers’ Zach Collins last night.
Esportz Network’s unique and captivating talk show, the Gamer Hour, airing on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. PT., features interviews with celebrities from traditional sports, musicians, comedians, and movie stars that enjoy gaming.
Show highlights include Collins exploring his gaming skills in “Red Dead Redemption 2,”
and discussing his early love of Star Wars “Revenge of the Sith” game
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 7, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Already living his NBA dream as a power forward for the Portland Trailblazers, the competition doesn’t end there for Zach Collins who is also a gaming trailblazer off the court.
An avid gamer, Collins enjoys exploring the virtual worlds of his favorite video games “Call of Duty” and “NBA2K,” and fantasy-related games, movies, and TV shows, including “Lord of the Rings,” “Game of Thrones,” and “Star Wars.”
Some of the topics covered in Cochran’s interview with Collins include:
• how he makes three-pointers look easy,
• his thoughts on his alma mater Gonzaga University’s title bid in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament,
• the gaming scene during his college days,
• how his grandmother giving him an Xbox to use during his visits to her house was a key influence on his becoming a gaming enthusiast,
• his favorite video games when growing up,
• how he annoyed his parents with his “Guitar Hero” obsession,
• his early love of the “Star Wars: “Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” game and the prequel movies,
• why Heath Ledger’s Joker is his favorite on-screen villain,
• how he would design a version of “Grand Theft Auto” set in his hometown of Las Vegas,
• why he is a Harry Potter fan and how he is looking forward to the upcoming “Hogwarts Legacy” game,
• if he misses the desert while living in Portland,
• and how high can he jump.
In an exciting gameplay show finale, Collins and Cochran team up to visit a virtual American Southwest in “Red Dead Redemption 2.” Don’t miss all the humorous and gaming fun as they engage in thrilling gunfights and try to rob a train. Collins and Cochran also weigh in with informative game reviews.
You can watch the entire show, which aired on April 6, here:
Drafted 10th overall in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Trailblazers, the 7-foot, 250-pound Collins has shown promise during his career despite struggling with injuries.
In his rookie season, Collins posted impressive stats, finishing with 31 blocks, 221 rebounds, and 35 3-pointers.
He had missed most of the 2019-20 season after having left shoulder surgery, but he returned for the NBA’s restart in the bubble in Florida and helped the Blazers reach the Western Conference playoffs with a play-in victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. In the opening round series against the eventual NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers, Collins suffered a season-ending left ankle injury. Collins had averaged seven points and 6.3 rebounds in 11 games during the 2019-20 season. He finished 8th in the league in blocked shots.
Collins is currently recuperating from ankle surgery he underwent last December and is sidelined indefinitely for the 2021-21 season
Previously, Collins was a star college player at Gonzaga University, helping the Bulldogs to their first NCAA national championship game in the 2016-17 season. Collins was named to the 2017 NCAA All-Tournament team, while also leading the West Coast Conference in blocked shots as well as field goal shooting percentage.
Off the court, Collins enjoys spending time with his friends and family back home in Las Vegas. He also has a strong interest in cars, music, in addition to his love of video games.
You can follow Collins on IG @ZachCollins_33, and Twitter: @zCollins_33.
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The Gamer Hour, (https://www.thegamerhour.com/ ), hosted Portland Trailblazers’ Zach Collins last night