Pete Davidson can currently be seen in his star-studded, semi-autobiographical comedy, Bupkis. Furthermore, while Davidson was supposed to make a return to SNL as a host in May, the WGA strike led to the cancellation of the episode. However, Davidson didn’t seem too bothered, voicing his support for the strike and bringing pizza to a picket in New York. Davidson’s next film release is expected to be Dumb Money, a film about the short squeeze of GameStop in January 2021. He also recently beefed with PETA.
Meanwhile, white boys playing basketball is once again a topic of debate following the release of Hulu’s White Men Can’t Jump remake. While the film was critically panned, it did thrust lanky white boys back into the hooping spotlight. Of course, Davidson was not in White Men Can’t Jump. Furthermore, the comedian’s most memorable link to basketball is an old SNL skit about the Cleveland Cavaliers. That is until a surprise Twitter post on June 7.
Pete Davidson Gets UNLV Hype Reel
Davidson’s basketball skills were revealed by the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). The 28-second hype reel shows Davidson making lay-ups, jumpers, and a handful of full-court assists. Honestly, he’s not half-bad. Obviously, it’s edited footage from a casual scrimmage but he’s not exactly making a fool of himself out there. The 6″3 Davidson looks decently at home on the court. Last season, the Runnin’ Rebels went 18-12, finishing seventh in the Mountain West Conference. They reached the second round of the conference tournament before falling to Boise State. Furthermore, they were not invited to any postseason tournaments.
It’s unclear how the collaboration came about. Davidson is from New York and did not attend college. Meanwhile, his girlfriend Chase Sui Wonders was born in Michigan and graduated from Harvard. It’s quite possible that a brave social media manager heard Davidson would be in Vegas and decided to shoot their shot. However, Davidson’s apparent basketball abilities should earn him an invite for the next NBA All-Star celebrity game. Davidson has been spotted at numerous NBA games and seems like the perfect fit for the informal event.