Wed, 24 September 2014
Ep. 20 - Harrison Barnes of The Golden State Warriors: Embracing Technology and Social Media in the NBA
Harrison Barnes of the Golden State Warriors is one of the more tech savvy athletes in the NBA, and sports. Harrison tells Ryan about how he embraced the technology community upon getting drafted by the NBA’s Warriors as the 7th Pick of the 2012 NBA Draft. When he moved to the San Francisco Bay area, Harrison met with executives at Facebook, Google and Yahoo!, wanting to learn as much as possible about the tech community.
Harrison grew-up in Ames, IA. and Ryan grew-up in Des Moines, IA. They had a lot to discuss about The Hawkeye State. Harrison details his journey from Ames, IA to University of North Carolina to the Warriors, and how he interacts with those fan communities online. Harrison is a forward-thinking and modern athlete who embraces technology and with the swipe of his fingers, he can reach his fans across the globe.
Harrison also recounts stories about how he chats with his fans via social media and describes his P.O. Box, where fans can send him items to be autographed. Harrison and Ryan also talk hypothetically what would it be like if Michael Jordan had Twitter back in the day, and how much a Tweet from Jordan would mean to a fan.
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