Back in 2019, during his “SC30 Select Camp”, Stephen Curry was playing a pick-up game with the attendees. Then-17-year-old star recruit Chet Holmgren managed to cross up the Warriors MVP and finish the play with a powerful dunk.
There is no denying Stephen Curry and his greatness. He is unarguably the best shooter the game has ever witnessed. Due to his impressive ability of consistently knocking down shots from virtually any spot of the hardwood, defenders guard him as soon as he crosses the halfcourt. Steph is great not only because of his on-court performances and accolades but also because of the way he has managed to transform how modern basketball is played.
Because of his smooth handles and consistent shooting, Curry has built up one of the most impressive resumes ever. In a span of 12 NBA seasons, Chef Curry has managed to achieve 7 All-Star appearances, 7 All-NBA selections, 2 Scoring titles, 3 Championships, and even 2 MVPs.
There is virtually no player in the league who has managed to completely limit Curry from going berserk offensively. However, a couple of years back, The Baby Faced-Assassin got a taste of his own medicine.
NBA Twitter went berserk after Chet Holmgren put Stephen Curry on skates at the “SC30 Select Camp”
During the 2019 “SC30 Select Camp”, then-17-year-old star recruit Chet Holmgren crossed Stephen Curry up with one of his own moves and managed to finish the play with a nasty dunk.
High schooler Chet Holmgren really did cook Steph with his own move 😮
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 7, 2019
As soon as the 7-foot-1 center finished the remarkable play, fans and fellow attendees present were left stunned. NBA Twitter too erupted as soon as the clip went viral on social media.
They looking at each other like 🤣 pic.twitter.com/whf7ZknjhD
— Mamba West ⚽️🐍 (@king23solomon) August 7, 2019
this y’all unanimous mvp?
— jamie (@jamie__fraser) August 7, 2019
Former NBA Champion, Dwyane Wade too, was awestruck by Holmgren and decided to send out a tweet for the then-high school sophomore.
Im a Chet Holmgren Fan‼️Watched him play at Top 100 & decided to keep an eye on him and he’s very skilled, versatile and tough. He’s a player! https://t.co/lauH7PrCMg
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) August 7, 2019
When asked about this memorable play, the current Gonzaga Bulldog said:
“I knew when I was coming down that I was going to hit him with a dragged-in and out and he didn’t quite bite on that. So then I went behind the back and he bit on that, then I doubled it up and hit one more dribble and came across the lane.
It was pretty fun, it was a great experience and people shouldn’t judge him on one play, he’s still the two-time and unanimous MVP, not defensive player of the year.”
Definitely, the future looks bright for Chet Holmgren. And if he does manage to play his cards right, we will be seeing this young man as a lottery pick of the 2022 NBA Draft.