‘Thin Tower’ Chet Holmgren Is Being Ironically Hailed As The Potential GOAT After One Summer League Game

NBA World Reacts To Chet Holmgren's First Summer League Game

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  • The Oklahoma City Thunder drafted 7’1″ center Chet Holmgren with the 2nd pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.
  • The former Gonzaga star made his Summer League debut on Tuesday, July 5.
  • After posting 23 points, 7 rebounds and 6 blocks, NBA fans began joking about Holmgren’s potential to become the GOAT.

Here’s what I don’t like about Chet Holmgren (no offense to him, of course): he makes me feel incredibly old as he appears to be one of the first TikTok teens to make it into the NBA, following the likes of Tyler Herro before him. Other than the fact that my existential battle with almost turning 30 is manifesting itself in a faux dislike for a 7’1″ 20-year-old, though, I wish him nothing but the best!

And the best, apparently, is what some people think Holmgren might turn out to be after seeing him play in just ONE Summer League game, as the 2nd overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft posted 23 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 blocks during his first taste of professional basketball.

Given Holmgren’s unique slender stature, the former Gonzaga star has become something of a meme already, as the duo of he and Aleksej Pokusevski has already been dubbed the “Thin Towers”.

That extremely high meme-ability translated into Twitter somewhat predictably overreacting to Holmgren’s first Summer League game, with some jokingly wondering if the 20-year-old center is the GOAT-in-the-making.

NBA world react to Chet Holmgren’s first Summer League game

After missing the postseason last season as the 14 seed in the Western Conference, the Thunder and their fans will be hoping that adding Holmgren to their promising young core — that includes the likes of Pokusevski, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Lu Dort, and Josh Giddey — will propel them back into playoff contention this year.

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