Kelly Oubre Jr Looking To Become The NBA's Pokemon King

Kelly Oubre Jr. has been making good use of his time on the NBA bubble campus.

BYAlexander Cole
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It's been quite interesting to see NBA players throughout the league react and give their thoughts on the Orlando, Florida NBA bubble campus. Of course, this whole scenario is something that none of these players have ever had to experience, even in their AAU days. The players are secluded and can't go off campus or else they will be subjected to a heavy quarantine. If they want to keep themselves entertained, they have to go out and find something to do on the campus, that won't put them in jeopardy of contracting the virus.

Kelly Oubre Jr. of the Phoenix Suns has seemingly found the perfect solution to this problem as he has immersed himself in the art of being a Pokemon trainer. While speaking to reporters recently, Oubre noted that he has been trying to take over gyms and is catching as many Pokemon as humanly possible. Considering he said he is finding them around the campus, we assume he is playing Pokemon Go, which became a cultural phenomenon back in 2016. 

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Oubre's journey to becoming the best Pokemon trainer in the NBA will certainly be an interesting one although considering where the Suns are in the standings, he won't have much time left in the bubble, so he might as well take full advantage. 


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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.