San Antonio Spurs fans that follow football are well aware of what transpired Sunday evening. The Kansas City Chiefs earned their second consecutive Super Bowl win and third in the last five seasons, all of which were led by superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
After the win on Sunday, Mahomes secured his third Super Bowl MVP award. To many football analysts, this honor already puts him among the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. Some believe that with Mahomes' current career trajectory, he will eventually surpass Tom Brady as the greatest quarterback of all time.
With Mahomes now considered to be among the all-time greats in football, it only seems appropriate that he once acknowledged one of the best in the basketball world as well. Since Mahomes took home the hardware on Sunday and became one of the top trending topics on the internet, Spurs fans dug up one of his old tweets where he gave respect to Tim Duncan.
Spurs fans uncovered Mahomes' old tweet honoring Tim Duncan
Posted on July 11, 2016, Mahomes' tweet honors Duncan on the day he announced his retirement. In the eyes of the three-time Super Bowl MVP, Timmy is "probably the greatest power forward ever."
Many, especially those in San Antonio, would agree with that sentiment. Duncan won three Finals MVPs in his career, while earning his way to 15 All-NBA and 15 All-Defensive teams (most in NBA history) along the way.
After social media discovered Patrick Mahomes' appreciation for Duncan, it is safe to say he made a few new fans. Spurs nation flooded his replies and quote tweets in assent with his statement about San Antonio's franchise legend.
For Spurs fans that needed a football team to root for, there will undoubtedly be more reason to cheer on Mahomes and the Chiefs next season now.