Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce duo receive surprise challenge from NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce have received a challenge from O’Neal Shaquille. Mahomes recently appeared on TNT’s NBA playoff coverage. He engaged in a lively conversation with Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith, and Ernie Johnson. They talked about different things including Mahomes ankle injury and golf skills. 

Referring to his ankle injury, O’Neal playfully taunted, “I don’t know, you’re not moving well, so I might have a chance.” Mahomes jokingly responded by mentioning his recent progress and expressing his eagerness to showcase his jump shot. This comment made O’Neal give a challenge to Mahomes and his teammate Travis Kelce.

What is Shaq’s challenge?

Patrick Mahomes

The challenge proposed by O’Neal was a two-on-two basketball game between himself and Mahomes, with Kelce as Mahomes’ partner. O’Neal emphasized his advantage by mentioning his new hip after recent surgery. The friendly banter between the athletes set the stage for an exciting matchup.

O’Neal drew a parallel between his invitation to “The Match” and the upcoming basketball challenge, highlighting the crossover between different sports and the camaraderie among athletes from various disciplines.

Was Patrick Mahomes a good basketball player?

Mahomes is not only an exceptional football player but also possesses exceptional basketball skills. In addition to being a standout baseball player, the Chiefs quarterback played high school basketball and showcased enough talent to potentially pursue a college career, according to his high school coach, Brent Kelley. The coach emphasized that the quarterback has the potential to play very well and he is confident in the basketball skills of Mahomes.

Patrick Mahomes

Fans are eagerly awaiting The Match and this new challenge has increased the anticipation. This challenge not only provides entertainment but also shows the respect athletes have for each other across different sports. It will be exciting to see the famous Chiefs duo play with Shaq.

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