Update: 1:05 p.m. Arrowhead Time
Chiefs general manager Brett Veach went into greater detail during an availability with the Kansas City media:
VEACH: “It was obviously a lighthearted discussion. He was in the office the other day and he popped up here. Certainly, his video went viral. We were laughing and we were kind of saying. Like I kind of said earlier with Soren (Petro), the problem with Pat is he does everything 100 miles an hour and it’s so dang competitive. I just said, ‘Hey man. You’re breaking a lot of ankles out there. Just make sure you don’t break your own. I don’t think we need that.’ And he’s like, ‘No, no, no. I gotcha. I gotcha.’ And then I had called his agent earlier in the day to talk about some other stuff, and we were joking about it, too. Chris (Cabott) said, ‘We’ve got to tone that down.’ I’m quite aware that a lot of our guys play basketball and like to have fun. With Pat and with all those guys, they got to be smart and we got a good thing going here and certainly have high aspirations next year to win a Super Bowl. We need everyone on the field and we need everyone reporting to St. Joe.”
Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach went on local radio station WHB and was asked about the video of Patrick Mahomes playing basketball that recently hit social media.
ESPN’s Adam Teicher transcribed Veach’s words regarding the video.
Chiefs GM Brett Veach, on KC radio station WHB, said he called Patrick Mahomes' agent after seeing the recent video of him playing basketball. "The Kingdom can be assured: No more basketball for Pat . . . We were able to nip that in the bud,'' Veach said.— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) February 7, 2019
“The Kingdom can be assured: No more basketball for Pat . . . We were able to nip that in the bud,” Veach said, per Teicher.
Back on Tuesday, I called the video the best and scariest thing you’d watch all day, and I stand by that.
While it is a cool thing for fans to know that Mahomes is good at everything and one of the best pure athletes in the world, there is absolutely no reason to be risking what matters the most—his NFL career and a potential $200 million contract in a year’s time.
Mahomes is the league’s most valuable player; losing a season to rec basketball would be a travesty.
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman weighed in late Thursday morning.
Haha yea that’s gonna work. If they don’t want him hooping then put it in the contract. It’s not there so he can do as he pleases. Most players do https://t.co/HPNN7VMqVv— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) February 7, 2019
What do you think?
Should Patrick Mahomes be allowed to play competitive basketball in the offseason?
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Yes. Let the man ball.
No. Not worth the risk.