Admiration for athletes in other sports is nothing new and Patrick Mahomes has revealed his favorite NBA star.
The quarterback shocked some as, unlike many of his generation, his pick was not Lakers star LeBron James.
“I was a Carmelo Anthony fan, I was going the other way,” he explained.
“Everybody was a LeBron fan so I loved LeBron but at the same time I wanted to have that guy.”
Mahomes’ basketball history
Many people are unaware of the fact that Patrick Mahomes is a big basketball fan and played in high school.
There, Mahomes played as a point guard and many attribute his success in NFL to some of the skills he learned while on the court.
The power forward was a skilled scorer who could shoot from anywhere on the court, and was also a good rebounder and passer.
Anthony is a Hall of Fame-caliber player who has had a long and successful career and has been hugely popular.