Patterson's agent called him about the trade just as he and his mother were walking into the movies to see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the sequel to The Hunger Games.
So what did Patterson do? Head home and pack for his move to the other side of the Western Hemisphere?
“My phone was blowing up left and right — friends, people on the team, my agent is calling me,” Patterson said. “I answer it as I’m going into the theatre, and he tells me about the trade and how I’ve been traded and everything. I’m like, ‘Yo, I’ll call you back in about 2 1/2 hours, I’m taking my mom into a movie.’ So I literally found out like five minutes before the movie.”
He didn't even tell his mother he'd been traded until after the credits rolled.
Patterson has been traded once before — from Houston to Sacramento in February — so forgive him for being so blasé.
“It was a good movie. I couldn’t let it ruin the movie.”