Who Is Patrick Christopher? The LeBron James’ Lookalike Spotted During Lakers vs Rockets

Published 11/01/2021, 9:34 AM EDT


It seems like the Los Angeles Lakers are finally getting their mojo back, after winning two of their most recent games against the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Houston Rockets. Fans are relieved that they are seeing a sneak peek into a team they’ve been dreaming that the Lakers would be.

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But believe it or not, the Lakers’ 95-85 win against the Rockets should have been the headline, but it wasn’t. Instead, a man known as Patrick Christopher broke the internet instead and it has something to do with LeBron James.

Who is Patrick Christopher, the LeBron James lookalike?

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Patrick Christopher is a former NBA player, who had a very brief stint with the Utah Jazz. Patrick had some impressive statistics throughout high school, where he came third in career rankings as part of the University of California, Berkley. As a senior in the college team called Golden Bears, he averaged 15.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2 assists.

Other than that, he was also a two-time first-team all-conference selection in the Pac-10, now known as Pac-12. However, he went undrafted in 2010, which led to him playing in the Summer League for the Detroit Pistons, and eventually joining the Antalya BB of Turkey.

After that, he played with several other international teams, until the Utah Jazz signed him in 2014. Unfortunately, a knee injury had him out of the league, and he only got to play four games, in which he was a starter in one. He averaged a mere 1.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in that duration. Owing to injuries, his professional basketball career came to a short and sweet end in 2016.

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Why is he suddenly making headlines?

Well, the Houston Rockets just played the Los Angeles Lakers. And even though they lost, fans made a very interesting discovery. In a LeBron James image that has gone viral, people noticed his doppelganger sitting right behind him.

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Turns out, Patrick’s younger brother Josh Christopher is a forward for the Houston Rockets. He was obviously there to support him, but that’s not it. Patrick is also the godbrother to former NBA champion, Tayshaun Prince.

Patrick might have not received the fame he had hoped in the league during his playing days. However, being Bron’s carbon copy has done the job for him. In fact, Bron and he go way back. The two of them have known one another for more than a decade.

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In 2007, when he was playing at Cal, he was a counselor at LBJ’s camp. Ever since, the two of them have kept in touch with each other, along with members of the superstar’s entourage like Maverick Carter, Rich Paul, and Randy Mims. It’s wild how nobody knew about it until now, isn’t it?

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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