Growing up in Huntington, West Virginia, Patrick Patterson has played basketball ever since he was young. Helping lead the team to three-straight state championships in high school, Patrick Patterson is a force to be reckoned with. On June 24, 2010, Patterson was selected in the NBA draft by the Houston Rockets. On November 10, Patterson was assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League. He made his official NBA regular season debut on December 15, 2010 after being recalled by the Rockets. On February 20, 2013, Patterson was traded to the Sacramento Kings, but was short lived as he was traded to the Toronto Raptors on December 9, 2013. Currently as a power forward on the team, Patrick Patterson has a high social engagement with his fans off of the court.
His vibrant personality is thoroughly enjoyed by the dedicated fans that enter his social media driven contest called #PatPresents. This monthly contest ran by Patterson is for the fans that want to watch a private screening of a movie in the theatres with the Raptor. His contest asks of fans to post something on Instagram or Twitter in relation to the movie and winners are contacted through direct messages. His 128K followers on Instagram and 176K followers on Twitter combines for many entries so fans go all out for the contest, in hopes of winning a seat in the fun filled theatre. They are also thankful for the opportunity that Patterson gives them as he takes his time out of a busy schedule to give back to the fans.
After experiencing the playoffs for the first time in 2016, Patterson also experienced being mistaken for Lebron James in a Chipotle in Cleveland. The encounter was recounted on Patterson’s Snapchat in a hilarious series of filtered face Patterson. The moment was deemed comedic gold and it’s no doubt that Patrick Patterson knows how to exude the big kid at heart persona. Patrick Patterson’s influential status is evident as his ability to stay a professional basketball player by day and adventurous dude by night makes him a well endorsed all around guy.