Who is LostNUnbound?
LostNUnbound is an American YouTube gamer and game commentator, who is famous for his eponymous YouTube channel; his actual name is Greg Fuller. He is an avid NBA fan who supports the American professional basketball team 'Oklahoma City Thunder'. While he mostly posts gameplay videos on the 'NBA 2K' and 'Madden' series, he also occasionally uploads fan reaction videos to events at his favorite NBA club. One such video, 'Thunder Fan Reaction to Kevin Durant Signing with the Golden State Warriors', published on July 4, 2016, went viral on the internet and helped him get attention from the media. Numerous other NBA fans uploaded their reaction to his rants and part of the video was also shown on ESPN. He has continued to post videos on the later iterations of both the 'NBA 2K' and 'Madden' series, as well as videos on some other video games such as 'FIFA 14: Ultimate Team'. He also posts challenge videos, videos of him playing outdoors, his reaction videos to NBA matches, and more. He had created a second channel, 'LNUPlays', in November 2015 to post random games and funny challenges, but the channel seems to be inactive since November 15, 2015 and he has posted only five videos on the channel so far.
The Meteoric Rise to Stardom
LostNUnbound created his eponymous YouTube channel on June 7, 2011. However, he took over a couple years to upload his first video. He posted his first YouTube video, titled 'NBA 2K14 Player Rosters for NBA 2k13', on July 9, 2013. His first few videos were on 'NBA 2K14', but he soon started posting gameplay videos of 'Madden NFL 25'. After a few months, as he started to gain subscribers, he became a part of the TGN network, which provides new YouTubers with a platform to grow. A few months later he switched back to 'NBA 2K14' and also started posting videos on 'FIFA 14: Ultimate Team'. Due to the fact that he didn't upload videos during the first two years he was on YouTube, it took him a long time to reach 100k subscribers. However, as he became a regular YouTuber, he steadily gained subscribers and reached 500k within another year. His video reaction of Kevin Durant leaving his favorite team, which went viral, helped him get a boost on his subscribers and view counts. He currently boasts of a whooping 890k subscribers on his YouTube channel. He also has a sizable fan following on Twitter and Instagram.
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Controversies & Scandals
While the viral video of his rants and his subsequent social media interactions gave LostNUnbound popularity as well as notoriety, he faced a lot of criticism in mid-2016 for paying his editors below per rates. The incident came to public scrutiny after Anthony aka 'Prince Prodigy', a YouTuber as well as one of the people who at some point edited videos for him, accused him of paying negligible fees for his service and for avoiding to give him his due credit. He revealed that he was paid only about $15 for each video he edited, replying to which another 'NBA 2K17' YouTuber, 'JesserTheLazer', stated that he should have paid at least $300 for each video, considering the amount of money he earns from YouTube.
Soon after more people started to reveal similar experiences where he either paid them low fees or even had them working for free, and perpetually delayed promoting the other YouTuber's channel. Considering the number of subscribers LostNUnbound had, many other aspiring YouTube gamers and commentators hoped to collaborate with him in order to get some publicity. LostNUnbound, while taking their services, refused to promote their channels on top of paying very low fees, if any. The news spread quickly with some of the editors as well as other YouTubers joining voices against him. He eventually uploaded a video stating that the claims were false; he paid $15 for partial edits, not for work on full videos. He also claimed that most of the work was done a long time ago, at a time when he himself was not a very popular YouTuber making a lot of money. He also posted another video, refuting claims that he has ripped off ideas from videos by other YouTubers. However, the videos he posted on such issues have since been taken down.
LostNUnbound was born July 18, 1998, in New Jersey, USA. His real name is Greg Fuller. While he does not discuss details about his personal life online, he is known to be a devout person and often posts Biblical quotes along with his posts on the internet. He is also known to put click-bait thumbnails on his videos and give misleading titles. Specifically, he has posted many videos in which he supposedly pranks his girlfriend or ex-girlfriend, while in fact he has never been in a relationship.