No one ever watched Pete Davidson clowning his way through skits on Saturday Night Live and thought, “You know, Pete looks like a really good basketball player.”
No one thought that, but apparently it’s true. Davidson appears to have real game. We know this because the SNL alum recently visited UNLV and played in a pickup game.
The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels shared a mixtape of Davidson’s moves. A quick scouting report: The 6-foot-3 Davidson looks nothing like his apathetic SNL character “Chad” on the basketball court. He displayed a variety of passes, shots, spin moves and something that looked like a dunk attempt that had everything … except a dunk at the end.
UNLV’s sports info staff tagged the video, “Introducing our newest walk-on … Pistol Pete Davidson,” a reference to “Pistol Pete” Maravich, still the leading scorer in NCAA history.
Introducing our newest walk-on.. Pistol Pete Davidson👀 pic.twitter.com/eqrVr68zjd
— UNLV Men's Basketball (@TheRunninRebels) June 7, 2023
Davidson’s appearance was obviously a treat for the players and anyone else who got the chance to meet him.
Shouts to Pete Davidson for stopping by Mendenhall last week 👀 pic.twitter.com/TFqFa9zylj
— UNLV Men's Basketball (@TheRunninRebels) June 6, 2023
Basketball fans were impressed with Davidson’s game. Former Kentucky Wildcats and NBA star Rex Chapman gave it three flexes.
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) June 8, 2023
Pete Davidson has the four step dunk down.
— Andy Morales (@AndyMorales8) June 8, 2023
Dude can low key kinda play. Not bad
— CLE2LV (@fademeee) June 7, 2023
He clearly balled back in day. Not bad. Good feel of the game
— WillyC (@C1231Will) June 7, 2023
This goes to show you, these highlight editors out here can make anyone look like a top draft prospect.. mans made one lay up and grabbed his whole respiratory system 😭
— MACC MULSANE 🛫🪡 (@Vinnymacc_) June 8, 2023
I did not just watch a highlight reel of this guy ballin
— Big Zach (@zniusulu) June 8, 2023
He’s got the greatest gig in the world… Earning millions being himself. Good for him!
— @SteelersNasty (@SteelersNasty) June 8, 2023