“He is a N****!” Patrick Beverley recalls HILARIOUS encounter with Chet Holmgren and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Patrick Beverley thinks Chet Holmgren is part of the club, praises 7' 1" center for commendable play in rookie season

“He is a N****!” Patrick Beverley recalls HILARIOUS encounter with Chet Holmgren and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Patrick Beverley talks about meeting Chet Holmgren along with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Image via Twitter

Chet Holmgren is now officially ,as per Patrick Beverley. The Philadelphia 76ers guard was quizzed about his thoughts on Holmgren. Beverley talks about his encounter with Holmgren and then his teammate Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

Beverley does not necessarily think high of rookies. Holmgren is playing his first season in the NBA. After suffering a Lisfranc injury to his right foot in August 2022, Holmgren was sidelined for the entire 2022-23 season. Beverley met Holmgren after the Philadelphia 76ers vs Oklahoma City Thunder clash on November 25th, 2023.


Patrick Beverley says on meeting Chet Holmgren for the first time in his podcast The Pat Bev Pod;

He showed love after the game, I don't talk to a lot of especially young guys. I don't even shake their hands. He came up and said Yo Pat Whatsup

Beverley mentioned that usually you look at the Oklahoma City Thunder and think ok Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the one to worry about.

But when you look at the scoreboard and see Holmgren also has 25 points so far during the game, you begin to show him respect. So, after the game when talking to Gilgeous-Alexander, Beverley asked him if Holmgren was what the fans think he is;

Whatsup, he  the real deal Shai? He like nah Pat....He is a N****!

Your All-Star teammate giving you that respect is enough for Patrick Beverley to acknowledge Holmgren’s impact. Plus putting up 33 points against reigning MVP Joel Embiid is a statement big enough to garner respect from the most outspoken player in the NBA.

How has his first season looked so far

Chet Holmgren is averaging 17.9 Points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game in his rookie season for the Thunder. Posting a career high 36 points in his rookie season, fans are seeing the development and star level play from the 7′ 1″ center. His elite play along with Gilgeous-Alexander and others have guided the Thunder to 3rd seed in the elite talent loaded NBA Western Conference.

Chet Holmgren and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Chet Holmgren and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Image via Twitter)

Chet Holmgren was the second overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. The Thunder have always been known to pick proper players in the draft since the years of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Holmgren was chosen over Jabari Smith Jr. who was initially thought to be the Thunder’s preferred pick. Seems like their investment in Holmgren is paying dividends so far.


This season Holmgren would have been a frontrunner for Rookie of the Year, if not for a certain Victor Wembanyama entering the conversation. The season is just in its initial phase. The world will be seeing a lot more of Holmgren.

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