Kevin Durant gives props to Chet Holmgren on social media after his debut
The Oklahoma City Thunder selected Chet Holmgren 2nd overall in the 2022 NBA Draft in the hopes that he can become a future NBA star and the cornerstone of this franchise. In 2007, the franchise which was located in Seattle at the time had selected Kevin Durant 2nd overall with the same aspirations.
Kevin Durant has won four goalscoring titles, being named 12-time All-Star, two-time NBA champion and Finals MVP, league MVP, rookie of the year honors, ten-time All-NBA honors and member. of the 75th Anniversary Team honoring the 75 greatest players in NBA history. Safe to say the gamble paid off for the franchise in 2007.
Durant’s nine-year run with the franchise included multiple trips to the Western Conference Finals and a run to the NBA Finals averaging 27 points, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block per game with the franchise. Now the OKC Thunder have their next bet on a long seven-footer with offensive skills.
Kevin Durant praises Chet Holmgren on Twitter following Holmgren’s impressive NBA Summer League debut after wearing Durant’s shoes.
Chet Holmgren dominated on his NBA Summer League debut, he had 23 points on just nine shots, a record six blocks, one steal, seven rebounds and four assists. Holmgren knocked down four triples in six attempts while shooting a perfect 5-on-5 on the free line.
Chet Holmgren showed his elite potential while wearing number 7, which Durant switched to in Brooklyn, and wearing a pair of Kevin Durant’s signature shoes, the KD 15s.
This Twitter interaction must give OKC Thunder fans the goosebumps in the hope that Chet Holmgren can follow the same path as Kevin Durant.