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Shaquille O’Neal challenges Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes, TE Travis Kelce to a basketball game

Kansas City all-pros Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce will hit the golf course together when they compete in “The Match” charity golf challenge against the all-star pairing of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. For 6: Starts June 29 at 30 PM on TNT.

Mahomes was a guest on TNT the Thursday night before the network’s NBA playoff coverage. Speaking with Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson, the two-time Super Bowl champion bragged to the crew about his golf skills, assessing his ankle recovery and his abilities on the basketball court Enjoyed showing off. From Hall of Famer.

“Good thing. It definitely took longer than I expected to recover.” “But at this point, now, I’ve been able to run around, get some golf balls, whatever, throw the football around,” Mahomes said of his ankle recovery. . And I’ve been in a good place. And he’s been working on my jump shot as well. So I’m happy to show you all of that.”

Mahomes’ comment sparked a challenge from O’Neal, who was trying to get the reigning league MVP and Kelce in two basketball games. Mahomes joked, “I don’t know, you’re not moving really well, so I might have a chance.”

The former Texas Tech multi-sport athlete addressed his and Kelce’s golf game and looked forward to next month’s demonstration.

“Yeah, so my game, I’m really in tune with how technically ugly my golf swing is. I’m figuring it out. A baseball player who plays golf. Trav (Travis) has a long swing But when he hits it right, he hits it pretty far. So I’m hoping that to help us in scramble or whatever format,” Mahomes said. “Obviously, we know that Steph is a scratch golfer, so that’s the kind of guy we were about to shoot, trying to go up against. And then Clay. I’ve heard a little bit, but I’m sure maybe he can play a little bit of golf. Being up there and being friends with Steph. I’m sure they’re off the course. But like I said, I think the competitor in me and Trav that we Going on, we actually won a celebrity tournament at Wynn, so we’re trying to make sure that trophy stays in our hands.

Both were victorious in the inaugural last year”8AM Golf InvitationalHosted by Justin Timberlake and Wynn Las Vegas. Let’s see if lightning strikes twice in the same direction for next month’s event.


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