Harrison Barnes

Harrison Barnes

Professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors

THIS CHAT HAPPENED ON November 16, 2015

Discussion

What's up everyone? Harrison Barnes here from the Golden State Warriors. I feel truly blessed to have a job I've worked my whole life to obtain (playing professional basketball). I've also always had a genuine interest in Tech, and I'd love to talk to you more about it. Also If I miss your question, tweet me @HBarnes so we can continue the conversation. Let's start!
Heath W. Black
Heath W. Black@heathwblack
What piece of technology has had the greatest impact on you improving your game?
@heathwblack the catapult sensors along with the heart rate monitors. They really help me monitor my workload so I know when my body has reached it's peak each day.
Ryan Hoover
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Harrison! If you weren't playing basketball, what career would you pursue? P.S. @jordancrook gets all the credit for this LIVE Chat. It happened because of this interview on TC.
@rrhoover Jordan is amazing! If I wasn't playing, I'd hopefully be working in the valley for a venture firm.
Jourdan Bul-lalayao
Jourdan Bul-lalayao@jourdanb21 · Co-Founder & CTO, Jobox
Hey Harrison! Congratulations on winning the NBA championship. I've been Phoenix Suns fan forever so naturally I'm supposed to dislike the Warriors... but you guys deserve everything you've won last year haha! This question is intentionally vague as I'd love for you to answer based on your interpretation of the question! If you had only one tip to share to the world on how people can achieve their goals, what is your absolute #1 tip?
@jourdanb21 believe in yourself no matter what. When you have a dream there's only one person who can achieve it - you! Make it happen with your effort, determination and focus. When you combine all of that, things will start to fall into place :)
Jamie Y
Jamie Y@jammyan
@hbarnes HB! Been a loyal fan of the Warriors for almost a decade now, very happy to see how well my hometeam is doing. What about tech do you find yourself learning more and more about? In terms of tech + sports, wearables are becoming more and more popular. How do you think sports as an industry will change with wearables becoming more popular? Congrats on winning the championship and currently undefeated 11-0!
@jammyan I've been learning a lot about the markets. Spending time with VCs has let me see the other side of the tech world (previously spent a lot of time with developers). Wearables are definitely on the rise. Individually and as a team, we are always looking for new tools to give us better feedback and data.
Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)
Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)@emilyjsnowdon · Operations @ Product Hunt
@hbarnes Thanks for being here today 🙌 During your career to date, what has been your a) most challenging moment and how did you overcome it? b) proudest moment and why? c) most surprising moment?
@ems_hodge a) either the start to my freshmen year or not playing to the level I wanted to my second year in the NBA. Both of those were difficult, but at the same time I had to dedicate myself to the gym and improving to get out of those slumps. Proudest moment was standing there in Cleveland with my teammates being crowned champions! We had all worked our whole lives to achieve that and it was so surreal to finally get there. Most surprising was how loud it was at Oracle for the first playoff game my rookie year against Denver. The crowd, to this day, was one of the loudest arenas I've ever been in.
Adam Martin
Adam Martin@tadammartin · Designer/Founder, Makers of Sport
Hi @hbarnes, that's awesome you have an interest in tech. We've seen high-profile athletes such as Michael Jordan, Shaq, Derek Jeter, Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash investing in companies, but are you hearing much chatter from teammates, former teammates, coaches or others involved in the sport that may surprise us in regards to paying detailed attention to the tech startup scene or investing from an angel investment perspective? And if so, are they typically sports-related companies they look for?
@tadammartin Andre is one of the most dialed in guys I know in the tech scene. Andrew Bogut is starting to get into the scene a little bit and Jermaine O'Neal has done some investing. Most guys invest in companies that they use and love, but aren't scared to step outside the box.
Adam Martin
Adam Martin@tadammartin · Designer/Founder, Makers of Sport
@hbarnes That's great to hear. Glad to know some of these guys are looking at diversifying investments and supporting tech companies they believe in.
Andrew Ettinger
Andrew Ettinger@ettinger · 👟 @wearAtoms // ex @Twitter @ProductHunt
Man this is awesome. I'm a huge fan. Was out at Product Hunt HQ last week and @bentossell and I got to see y'all play vs. Detroit (https://twitter.com/AndrewMEttin...). 1) What's on your phone's home screen? 2) Have any apps/products noticeably helped your basketball game? 3) Which apps/products have most made life on the road easier? 4) Favorite product discovery via Product Hunt?
@andrewmettinger 1) the background on my home screen is a picture of my mom and sister 2) Omegawave, Lark, and Sleep Cycle 3) Yodel, Clash of Clans, Pineapple (card game) 4) Postmates
Mike Coutermarsh
Mike Coutermarsh@mscccc · Code @ GitHub
Hi Harrison! What app are you using the most these days?
@mscccc Pocket. I'm a big reader and I'm always on the run so it's great for me because I get to store all my articles in one place and just run right through them when I have time.
Nate Weiner
Nate Weiner@nateweiner
@hbarnes Amazing to hear! The Pocket team are big fans. We're actually all going to the game together this Friday. Go Warriors!
Jeff Umbro
Jeff Umbro@jeffumbro · CEO of The podglomerate
How have you been using social media to advance your basketball career? Also thoughts on the Celtics this season?
@jeffumbro The biggest way I use social is to connect with people instead of trying to sell something. The relationship I've been able to build with fans has been great and I hope to continue that. Celtics play hard! They will find their stride and I wouldn't be surprised if they made the playoffs.
kacy fortner
kacy fortner@kacyf · Hacking on Cloudforecast
@hbarnes You're really connected to the Bay Area tech scene unlike a lot of professional athletes. Are you looking at possibly investing in startups in the future? -- Our boys are #1 in basketball and #12 in football. When are you back in Chapel Hill to see a game?
@kacyf I hope to invest in the right startups in future if they make sense! Will have to check the schedule to see if there is a game in CH when we come to Charlotte
Ronnie Arriola
Ronnie Arriola@ronarriola
@hbarnes what's it like living your dream everyday? I love the game of basketball, it's amazing to see how you've progressed throughout the years. Now look at you one of the key assets of the team. Also, what type of music you like?
@ronarriola It's the best feeling in the world. Doesn't even seem like work. I've been listening to a lot of R&B lately
Ronnie Arriola
Ronnie Arriola@ronarriola
@hbarnes @ronarriola listen to Tory lanez, & Bryson tiller you'll like em
Claudio Castro
Claudio Castro@claudioxcastro · Community Manager, Facebook
Whatup, HB! Two questions: 1. What's the most exciting thing in tech that you've discovered recently? 2. Who's the funniest player on the team?
@claudioxcastro 1) been using Yodel a lot on the road to keep up with my family back in Iowa 2) Leandro Barbosa by far
Spencer Wise
Spencer Wise@spencerrwise · Founder @SperoHQ (Techstars '15)
@hbarnes @claudioxcastro WE GONNA BE CHAMPIONSHIP!!
Jeff Needles
Jeff Needles@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
@hbarnes What do you think of live streaming? Also, what's your favorite board game of all time?
@jsneedles love live streaming. Try to integrate it as much as possible when I talk to fans online. Risk is my favorite board game of all time
Ryan Hoover
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@hbarnes @jsneedles I also love Risk but I've also seen it ruin friendships. 😜
Heath W. Black
Heath W. Black@heathwblack
@rrhoover @jsneedles i'm willing to let risk ruin our relationship... Risk night soon.
Jeff Needles
Jeff Needles@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
brendanfoley
brendanfoley@brendanfoley · CEO Krynkle, Inc
@hbarnes A good amount of talk recently with tech in sports has been VR what are you thoughts on helping players?
@brendanfoley Will be interesting to see. Think it should definitely happen for the fan viewing perspective but not sure how it could immediately help the athlete.
Corley
Corley@corleyh · COO @ Product Hunt
@hbarnes Thank you for joining! What do you think differentiates winning teams from others?
Kevin Ko
Kevin Ko@kokev · Software Engineer, SF
Hey Harrison, I'm a lifelong NBA fan and software developer. I'd love to combine my two passions into a small business one day. Are NBA team staff, such as in analytics departments, typically in the market for better software solutions? If so, what do you think would be the best way to get started? It'd be my dream to help the Warriors gain even a minuscule advantage on the court. Thanks a lot, good luck this season :)
@kokev every team is looking for an advantage so software solutions is probably on the list! I'm not sure what the exact steps moving forward would be, but from what I've seen from our team we give a lot of products a good look.
Joe Anderson
Joe Anderson@anderson760 · Founder @ MightyScout
@hbarnes I guess a good follow up to this would be what kind of products are you guys looking at?
David Scipione
David Scipione@fankavedave · Senior Editor, FanKave
@hbarnes I'm a Cavs fan living in the Bay Area, and I just wanted to say I'll never forgive them for passing on you in the draft. Oh, and last summer was very painful. How much time per day do you spend, and would guess NBA players spend, on social media? Also, Twitter vs. Facebook: Which do you prefer? Keep balling out, you're one of the best fundamentally sound players to be drafted in the past 10 years. #MaxContract
@fankavedave It's all good! Fun playing them in the finals. Most guys would spend 3+ hours on social media if I had to guess. A lot of that is when guys are doing treatment, icing, or in the locker room post practice. I use both FB and twitter so much it's hard to choose one :)
Hannah
Hannah@hj_gymnast_707
What is the best part about being a Golden State Warrior? What does it mean to you?
@hj_gymnast_707 what we've accomplished and how much it means to the bay area. These fans come out and support hard every single night so it was special to bring a championship to the bay. It means a lot just to be a part of something big. Rare opportunity to be playing for a team like ours
Ben Tossell
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Makerpad.co
@hbarnes Hey - what similarities do you see in the tech world and the professional sports world?
@bentossell the competition. Everyone can see pro sports and see the intensity but the same intensity is there in the tech world! New companies are started daily and everyone is trying to one up someone else.
Kate
Kate@katesegrin · Head of Social @ GitHub
What industry do you think is in need of some disruption (via technology)?
Abe Storey
Abe Storey@abe_storey · Entrepreneur & Growth Marketer
@hbarnes what is something many people think is true about professional athletes but isn't? What's the biggest lesson you learned from winning last season? Huge fan - go dubs!!!!!
@abe_storey I don't think people realize the toll that 82 games can take on your body, especially when you are dealing with injury or are an older player. Biggest thing I learned from last year was that if you get wrapped up in the process rather than obsessing over the results it's amazing what you can achieve.
Hi Harrison! Was there one absolute turning point/moment in your life where you knew you wanted to play basketball for the rest of your life and that it could definitely be a real possibility? I can't imagine what that would have felt like!
@amandageanna the timing wasn't the same day lol I knew I wanted to play basketball seriously the summer going into my 5th grade year. It wasn't a real possibility until I got to high school and got recruited to go play at different colleges.
@hbarnes @amandageanna well we are seriously glad you kept pushing! keep it up!
Kate
Kate@katesegrin · Head of Social @ GitHub
What is your favorite up and coming technology?
@katesegrin the app I posted about today - Yodel
Kate
Kate@katesegrin · Head of Social @ GitHub
Evan Knight
Evan Knight@evannite · UX Designer @Google
@hbarnes @katesegrin Thanks Harrison! We're excited to be live at http://yodel.co
Theoharis Dimarhos
Theoharis Dimarhos@theo_dimarhos · Marketing+Biz Dev at AngelouEconomics
Hi @hbarnes! Who is the hardest working player in the NBA besides you? Why?
@theo_dimarhos Kobe and Steph are the two hardest working people I've ever seen. Their dedication to the details sets them apart from everyone else.
Archis Ghodke
Archis Ghodke@archis_g · student
@hbarnes What are 3 things you would take to a deserted island? (no people)
@archis_g a book, my iPod, and a pillow
Spencer Wise
Spencer Wise@spencerrwise · Founder @SperoHQ (Techstars '15)
Should we be on the lookout for Black Falcon Ventures sometime soon?
@spencerrwise ahahaha I don't know about anytime soon but you might be on to something
Chris Abad
Chris Abad@abadchris · Owner & Filmmaker of Dad Fresh Films
@hbarnes What's up Black Falcon! Just have a quick question; Apple or Android? :)
Daniel
Daniel@outnin
@hbarnes favorite hobby besides playing basketball something us fans don't know !
@hbarnes @outnin I challenge you to some pictionary!
cielo aninao
cielo aninao@ceeaninao · I'm from Philippines
@hbarnes same here idol :)
Franck Coufourier
Franck Coufourier@fcoufour · Solopreneur
Hi Harrison, Thanks for joining us. Congrats on the NBA ring and the very good start this season. My question: do you have any favourite product combining tech and sport? Cheers from France!
@fcoufour it's not directly related, but my favorite app that gives me data on how I'm feeling before I workout is called Omegawave
Cal Pal
Cal Pal@warriorsfan22
@hbarnes Greetings Harrison! Congrats on being a champion! I have been a life-long Warriors fan, and there has never been a Warriors team more fun to watch than this one. I am currently a middle school teacher in the Bay Area, and I wanted to ask you your thoughts on how to incorporate technology, as well as my students' love for the Warriors, in the classroom to educate our young people. Thanks, and go Warriors!
@warriorsfan22 Biggest obstacle is making things interactive for them. Maybe that means they all download the pocket app and you can send them articles to read about. If they're going to be on their phones anyways they might as well learn :) MathCrunch is also another app that helps kids learn math with a tutor from their phone.
Cal Pal
Cal Pal@warriorsfan22
@hbarnes @warriorsfan22 Great advice, thanks! And good luck the rest of the season!
Jamie Y
Jamie Y@jammyan
@hbarnes Do you have have a pre-game routine? Also, what is your favorite cereal? :) Good luck on Tuesday against the Raptors!
@jammyan yes I do! shoot around, nap, pre game meal, car ride to Oracle, shoot at 530 and then go from there. Fav cereal is Frosted Flakes
Thank you everyone who wrote questions today! I tried to get to as many as I could. I love ProductHunt and had fun with my first Q&A. Technology is such a big part of my life and I'm hoping to learn as much as I can along with you guys. Hopefully more to come. Feel free to keep the convo going with me on twitter with #AskHB and I'll get back to you when I can. Deuces!
Robert Swart
Robert Swart@robert_swart · Sales Consultant, Sleepmaster
Hey Mr Barnes, congratulations on improving to 11-0. Lucky to come out victorious against Brooklyn, didn`t you! What is the difference between Luke and Steve coaching?
Omar Marquez
Omar Marquez@o_marquez_11
@hbarnes When You Gunna Come Visit Santa Cruz, and Check out the Santa Cruz Warriors?
dq guillory
dq guillory@loldq · dq
@hbarnes i love you so much and you are my second favorite player ever my first is steph curry cuz he just a good influence and persuades me to be a better basketball player and work out hard as him in order for me to be good at basketball & i never missed a game since he started playing in the NBA . would you have voted steph curry MVP?
Stephen Holmes
Stephen Holmes@stephennholmess
@hbarnes Hey Harrison! What area do you think your game can improve in the most?
aud
aud@littleaud_
@hbarnes who's ur best friend on the team !!?!
@littleaud_ James Michael McAdoo
@hbarnes what have you done these past months to prepare for this season? would you say that you improved compared to the last season? why or why not?
Sean McKinney
Sean McKinney@sean_mckinney_ · Baller
Who was your favorite NBA player growing up
Sean McKinney
Sean McKinney@sean_mckinney_ · Baller
@hbarnes ps keep up that 11-0 streak #dubnation
Tanner Fritschi
Tanner Fritschi@tjfritschi23 · Insurance
Harrison what is the hardest part of your game to improve? Shooting, dribbling, passing, rebounding, or defense
sammy schmitz
sammy schmitz@gigidyschmitz · Auctioneer
Do you wish you played with Doug again like in High School? 53-0!!
@gigidyschmitz there's always a spot for him here in GS!
Theoharis Dimarhos
Theoharis Dimarhos@theo_dimarhos · Marketing+Biz Dev at AngelouEconomics
Hey Harrison! Who do you think is a player that relies more on his great work ethic and less on his talent and is a star?
Julie Phayer
Julie Phayer@deleted-350597 · Social Media, Golden State Warriors
@hbarnes Hey HB. If you and Joco had a podcast, what would it be called and what would you talk about?
@juliephayer The Prophet and The Body Guard (inside joke - 2K)
Mike Coutermarsh
Mike Coutermarsh@mscccc · Code @ GitHub
@hbarnes What do you think of self driving cars? Are they the future?
@mscccc Yes! Will be interested to see if Tesla can pull it off
fat and chinese
fat and chinese@whathekyle
@hbarnes Hi Harrison! Was wondering what are your go-to kicks when you play on court and what is your favorite all time shoe to hoop in?
Michael Wee
Michael Wee@theweester · Engineer
Hey @hbarnes, I'm a huge fan. Every time you make a bucket I tell my friends that's my boy H. Barnes. (I pronounce it "Boines" for fun though ;]) If you could be doing anything else other than basketball for a living what would you do? What techniques do you use to stay motivated day in and day out? How do you squeeze every last thing out of a workout or practice session?
@theweester lol thank you. I would be working out here in silicon valley if I wasn't playing. The desire to be the best pushes me everyday. That thought alone allows me to empty the tank and get every last thing out of my workouts.
Will Tukafu
Will Tukafu@will_herb_stone
Do you remember one of your AAU coaches from back in Iowa. Ryan Glenney?
Hitesh Maidasani
Hitesh Maidasani@hitmai · Co-founder, Laundromatch
@hbarnes Hey Harrison! Congrats on everything so far. Definitely more great things to come. Many people look up to celebrities and athletes like yourself. How do you see current or future tech helping celebrities connect the world with good cause awareness? Do see a need for a better means for doing so than the current social media platforms such as Twitter, etc. P.S. Me and my friends call you Harrison Boines because an announcer on tv pronounced your name that way lol. Go Warriors!
@hitmai social media has done a great job in general of bridging the gap between the influencers and their supporters. Live video chat can increase that experience. Would be cool to see if the video chat can go both ways though
Mo
Mo@momoney009 · CREAM
How much has winning a ring changed your life?
@momoney009 It's given me a lot of perspective at a young age. I know what it's like to play on the biggest stage, feel the rush in those pressure moments, miss assignments/fail, but ultimately win it all.
Kevin Ko
Kevin Ko@kokev · Software Engineer, SF
Do you play fantasy basketball? If so, do you try to go out of your way to draft yourself?
@kokev I've never played fantasy sports in general
Mo
Mo@momoney009 · CREAM
Would you rather win the Dunk Contest or make the game winning free throw in a Round 1 Game 1 playoff game?
@momoney009 Free throw all day every day
Ben Trinh
Ben Trinh@bentrinh_
@hbarnes Hey Harrison, thoughts on the ride-sharing industry? do you still drive /what is your preferred method of transportation when you aren't traveling for hoops?
@bentrinh_ I'm a supporter of it. I drive some but usually take an uber most places. For the record, uber XL is my go to #Minivan4Life
Jamie Y
Jamie Y@jammyan
@hbarnes Besides winning the championship, what's the most memorable moment you've had in the NBA?
@jammyan Playing my first NBA game in phoenix in front of my family, playing in the playoffs for the first time against denver, a dunk here and there
brandon ng
brandon ng@bandeazzy
Hey harrison! Die hard warriors fan here. Its still a bit hard to believe we're actually champions sometimes but you guys definitely made the bay proud! If technology would allow you to bring any warriors players from the past, who would be in your starting 5?
@bandeazzy that's a tough one....probably Steph, Mullin, myself, Nate thurmond, Wilt!
Robert Swart
Robert Swart@robert_swart · Sales Consultant, Sleepmaster
@hbarnes Your fav tv show? Do you find time to watch TV?
@robert_swart Right now, the walking dead and empire. This year I haven't had as much time to watch as I've had in the past
Timothy Situ
Timothy Situ@calibiscuits
@hbarnes Favorite restaurant in the Bay Area?
@calibiscuits Amber India in SF
Jamie Y
Jamie Y@jammyan
@hbarnes You're on Yodel! Do you prefer this over Snapchat and why?
@jammyan Yep! I do like it over Snapchat because it's easier to talk to my mom and sister when I'm on long road trips. My mom only does apps that are easy to use!
Haris.Sahab#30
Haris.Sahab#30@haris_sahab
Hey Mr.Barnes!!!!Congrats for yet another victory and improving to 10-0!!!!!!I want to ask you a question:Which NFL team is your favorite?Mine is my SF Niners.I really don't care about the Warriors being in Oakland,and I don't think you have to be a Raider fan because the Warriors are in Oakland.So which is it?
warriors champs
warriors champs@louisaquino09 · usps carrier
Hey mr.barnes...thanks for taking the time.big fan of u and the warriors...just simple question.actually,just wondering if you can just say hello to my kids,all boys and big fan of yours.names,aiden 10,reuven 5 and damien 3...thanku.good luck the rest of the season.go black falcon and warriors!!!.thanku
FUTURE NBA PLAYER
FUTURE NBA PLAYER@kendredbryant
@hbarnes what should i do to catch my coach eyes tonight for my high school try tryouts
@kendredbryant be the hardest worker out there
Jordan Radevski
Jordan Radevski@jordanrad17
Hey Harrison, random question for you, do you keep your Ketchup or any other condiment in the refrigerator or cupboard?@hbarnes
@jordanrad17 Refrigerator always
Harry
Harry@harrythfc_
@hbarnes what do you feel is the biggest obstacle in the way of winning another title?
Daniel
Daniel@outnin
@hbarnes growing up as a kid which players back in the day did you look up to?
@outnin MJ, kobe, tmac, vc
Ella Garcia
Ella Garcia@ellaromeo7 · Teacher
Hi Harrison Barnes I'm your number 1 fan here in the Philippines. Can you Give me a fan sign for my Birthday? What is your favorite food? Thanks for winning :)
@ellaromeo7 happy birthday! My favorite type of food is indian and favorite dish is butter chicken
Jacob Obujen
Jacob Obujen@jake_obujen
What is the relationship between team players and coaches off the court?
@jake_obujen we're a tight knit family. We all go out to eat and hangout on the road
Martin Londoño
Martin Londoño @martinlondo
@hbarnes Hey harrison! Great fan of yours, now, which player did you look up to when playing in the Nba was just a dream and why??? Thank you and i hope you can Keep your amazing level of play!
@martinlondo It was surreal stepping out on the court as a rookie and playing against Kobe. I remember sitting on the couch watching him win championships as a kid and now to be on the same court was nuts!
Martin Londoño
Martin Londoño @martinlondo
Which country would you like to visit and why??
Marco
Marco@mark8mk
@hbarnes Hi Harrison! What kind of music do you prefer? And your favorite singer?
@mark8mk I like R&B and hip hop/rap. Favorite artist of all time regardless of genre is John Legend
Ella Garcia
Ella Garcia@ellaromeo7 · Teacher
Harrison Do you have plan to come here in the Philippines?
@ellaromeo7 hopefully soon!
dillon
dillon@dillonignacio · Student
@hbarnes thoughts on Logic's new album?
@dillonignacio haven't heard it yet but the reviews have been fire
Ross Martin
Ross Martin@boss_martin247 · Writer
@hbarnes Best Kendall Marshall story from your UNC days?
Ross Martin
Ross Martin@boss_martin247 · Writer
Best John Henson story....?
@boss_martin247 too many to tell! Guy is like a brother to me
smokedog
smokedog@devon_read
Hey Harrison me and my friend Shawn are flying out to California to see you guys play a game against the Suns in December. We are flying 3000* miles from Rhode Island to see you guys in action!!! Hopefully get a chance for picture with you and the team Huge fan since you played in college!!
大濱
大濱@mcbucketsohama · @McBucketsOhama
Hey Harrison !! Will you join the dunk contest this year ??
dq guillory
dq guillory@loldq · dq
@hbarnes its cool thats you average 13 points a game i know that will increase just like mine did i scored 13 my first year of playing and this is my second year as an 8th grader and i average 32 points a game
Air Daniel 23
Air Daniel 23@lordsithdaniel5 · Technical at ARRPE
@hbarnes Do you think that you ( Golden State ) can repeat this year?
Ijay
Ijay@quinnydreddiva
Hi Harrison,congrats on the ring. On a lighter note, who is the joker of the team and who is considered the worst dancer? Love u loads
@quinnydreddiva Barbosa is the funniest and Festus is the worst dancer
Matthew Blechman
Matthew Blechman@matthewblechman
Hey Harrison, thanks for taking the time to read our questions - awesome privilege to have the chance to speak with you. I'm a product/business guy with no real coding experience (like yourself). I have a great idea, but I'm unsure of how to get it off the ground. I'd rather not outsource the work, I want a cofounder who shares my vision and offers a complementary skill-set. Any guidance on how to make something like this happen? Thanks again!
@matthewblechman I'm working with SwiftBites to get my coding game right, don't sleep! That's a tough question because I don't know much about the vision. The best advice I can give would be to start by yourself and learn as much as you can. Once you get start you may pivot from that idea and go in a different direction or you'll know exactly what you need to take the next step
Matthew Blechman
Matthew Blechman@matthewblechman
@hbarnes @matthewblechman Thanks for the advice Harrison, I had never heard of @producthunt until I saw an interview with you and @techcrunch this morning and now have the opportunity to chat with you - pretty cool! Checking out SwiftBites tonight - best of luck this season!!
Ella Garcia
Ella Garcia@ellaromeo7 · Teacher
Harrison Please Best Day ever. I'm proud to be a Filipino Good Luck
Han Zhang
Han Zhang@mighty_kimi
@hbarnes Hey HB. What do you think your limit is? Do you see yourself being on of the one of the best player in the league? That's what I believe you can become. Keep up with the good work and we all love you!
@mighty_kimi I try to work every day to be the best I can be. When it's all said and done, I will know the answer to that question!
Do you have any passion besides basketball? Would you say you are good at it?
Han Zhang
Han Zhang@mighty_kimi
Harrison thanks for answering all our questions. What's your taste of cars? Do you prefer a heavy modified BMW M3 or a bone stock Lambo? Do you watch any racing and who's your favorite racer?
Andrew Ettinger
Andrew Ettinger@ettinger · 👟 @wearAtoms // ex @Twitter @ProductHunt
Being a notable figure just outside the Valley, how often are people pitching you their startup ideas? We know @andre is into the tech world. Are other guys on the Warriors as well?
Robert Swart
Robert Swart@robert_swart · Sales Consultant, Sleepmaster
@hbarnes with the elections coming up in the near future, what do you think of the candidates?
Roger Tung
Roger Tung@rctung · Marketing Manager, Snapfish
@hbarnes Harrison, I don't have a question because it seems like all the good ones have been asked already. I just wanted to tell you that you're playing at such a high level right now and that it's just a joy to watch the dubs play every game. Let's go for a dynasty! #dubnation
what genre of music do you prefer? favorite artist? band?
Monique Payton
Monique Payton@monique_payton
@Hbarnes.Do u have a girlfriend? If not look me up. I'd be the perfect girl for u
Adrian Villanueva
Adrian Villanueva@avilllla123 · love fitness want to compete one day
Hey @HBarnes will you be back as a warrior next year bro?? Im kinda nervous about it...
εyεвυη ツ
εyεвυη ツ@louisivan23
@hbarnes What other sports do you play except basketball
Tess Gorospe
Tess Gorospe@tess_gorospe · Home maker
Hi Harrison! It's Tess Gorospe fr Burlingame, Ca. - have you thought what career path you'll take after NBA? Btw - thanks a lot for letting me join this live chat 🌻