Matt Demers: As a topflight basketball player and an avid gamer, are there any skills that you take from the hardwood and apply to your League games?

Gordan Hayward: I think the biggest thing that applies to both basketball and League of Legends is communication. On both sides, it’s extremely important to talk to your teammates so you know where they’re at and they know where you’re at, and in League, you have to know where the other team is at as well. It’s the same type of thing in basketball — the best teams are the ones that communicate the best, and the very best teams are the ones that have played together so long that they don’t have to say anything. They just kind of know where their teammates are going to be. I think communication is huge for both League of Legends and basketball.

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