The new Grand Theft Auto 5 was released yesterday, and a lot of NBA players are touting it’s tripartite POV narration as well as other assorted features of the Rockstar classic. We’ve given you its trailer already, but lets hear from the NBA players that have already spent most of yesterday hooked on its immersive world during the last few weeks of the offseason.
First, an important question:
Is The New Grand Theft Auto Good???
— T Williams (@TheRealTWill) September 17, 2013
Good question Terrence Williams. Gordon Heyward‘s interest was piqued as well:
How does everyone like the new grand theft auto?? Cant decide if I should go scoop it up or not
— Gordon Hayward (@gordonhayward) September 18, 2013
What say you Paul George?
Ill bro RT @TheRealTWill: Is The New Grand Theft Auto Good???
— Paul George (@Paul_George24) September 17, 2013
It has been confirmed by the Indiana Pacers’ swingman that GTA 5 is in fact, “ill.”
That’s probably why DeMarcus Cousins spent most of last night playing.
Charlie Villanueva was similarly about to check out the new game.
About to is what the hype is about, Grand theft Auto 5 for PS3
— Charlie Villanueva (@CV31) September 18, 2013
Meyers Leonard thought it was “A must buy for a video game player like myself. This game is unreal.”
Kevin Durant had trouble with â€” and we didn’t know it featured this, but then we don’t have it yet â€” the alien level?
How do I beat this mission on GTA with the aliens..it's kinda pissin me off
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) September 17, 2013
Quincy Acy was having trouble with the yacht mission.
Umm maybe I'm weak, but this mission on GTA5 where I gotta help my mans get his Yacht back is extremely difficult and quite frustrating lol
— Quincy Acy (@QuincyAcy) September 17, 2013
Spencer Hawes is probably bunkered down with the new GTA release, ignoring the phone, his family and offseason training.
— Spencer Hawes (@spencerhawes00) September 17, 2013
Magic teammates Tobias Harris and Andrew Nicholson are both playing.
GTA users explain to me why there are two disc or did I get lucky??
— Tobias Harris (@tobias31) September 18, 2013
Lets see what gta V is sayinnnnnnnn
— Andrew Nicholson (@nicholaf44) September 17, 2013
GTA V so sick!!!
— Andrew Nicholson (@nicholaf44) September 18, 2013
More from Paul George:
GTA.. Yeap it got me too
— Paul George (@Paul_George24) September 18, 2013
But his Pacers teammate Roy Hibbert is a Call of Duty man.
— Roy Hibbert (@Hoya2aPacer) September 18, 2013
To answer Patrick Patterson‘s question: a lot.
How many people playing that GTA right now?
— Patrick Patterson (@pdpatt) September 18, 2013
Leave it to Bulls forward Luol Deng â€” who fled the South Sudan with his family when he was a kid â€” to put the game’s release in the proper world perspective.
more ppl know about GTA V release than Syrian conflict lol
— Luol Deng (@LuolDeng9) September 18, 2013
But the game, like all good entertainment, is a way to escape the troubles that plague all of us â€” unless the alien or yacht levels are giving you issues.
What do you think about the new GTA 5?
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