Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said he bought "a plot of land" for a future home near Kansas City during a wide-ranging interview Thursday on "The Dan Patrick Show" ahead of his team's Super Bowl 55 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Mahomes, who agreed to a 10-year extension with the Chiefs in July that is worth up to $503 million, told Patrick he's planning some epic amenities.
“I’m going to have a half football field so I can get some work in with some guys out there," Mahomes said.
And he joked about his basketball plans: "I’ll have a basketball court. But don’t tell (Kansas City general manager) Brett Veach. That's not for me, that's for the kids."
In 2019, Mahomes was seen playing basketball at a rec center, raising concern about a potential offseason injury. Veach called Mahomes' agent, Leigh Steinberg, right after he saw footage of the pick-up game and called it a "big no-no."
In the interview with Patrick, Mahomes said he thought early on that the NBA would come calling, rather than the NFL.
"I was a big basketball player," he said. "I thought I was going to be a basketball player growing up. I was a taller kid. I played point guard, freshman year of high school, never grew again. How I played, wasn't going to be in the NBA. When I was younger, I was all about Allen Iverson. I didn't have the quickness, but I had some moves out there."
Mahomes added that he didn't envision ever playing against Bucs QB Tom Brady in a Super Bowl.
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"I didn't know he'd be on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, I'll tell you that," Mahomes said. "... It's special. I've had a great start to the career, but it's because I'm in a great organization with great people around me. I just try to take advantage of all the opportunity I've been given and do whatever I can for another Super Bowl ring."