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How many people call him Earvin Johnson? It’s just fun to call somebody “The Big O.”. Instead of forcing throws into coverage, he was mostly content to take shorter passes that opposing defenses were offering. He is the son of former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher Pat Mahomes. In the meantime, there’s plenty left to do, plenty left to accomplish. There are a couple of those on this list. ", Orlovsky's case for Mahomes winning another MVP (0:48), Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has some advice for 'young Patrick', DK Metcalf emerges with Tyler Lockett to give Seahawks two No. Being patient with the run game, being patient with the short-passing game and keep taking what is there. Mahomes' QBR (85.4) and passer rating (115.0) are the highest of his career, another indication he's having his best NFL season. Patrick Mahomes reached a goal that few American athletes have accomplished — owning a piece of a professional sports team.. On Sunday, the … Everybody knows Michael Jordan, right? Rodman was an outsized personality, and he earned an outsized nickname. There was a time when Pete Maravich was wearing a jersey that just said “Pistol” on it. He fit to the guys he was guarding like a glove. The recurring challenge for Mahomes will be patience. The reigning MVP finds Pringle streaking off the field for a gain of 37 to get the Chiefs all the way into the fringe (in the rain) of field goal range. Last year he threw a pick on 1% of his throws, which was third in the league. When asked about why he left the court — or attempted to leave the court — with time left on the clock, James was short with his reply: LeBron on if he walked off the court early because he thought the game was over or out of frustration “Both” pic.twitter.com/vH61O4rDCS. He was called “Chief” after the big, quiet character from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”. And if he already hasn’t, that's a definite sign that he is.”. Occasionally a strategy had enough success to have some staying power but eventually Mahomes and the Chiefs have found a way to beat it. To be sure, Mahomes is all-in on the Chiefs for the immediate future. Great quarterbacks are playing into their 40s now, so he has a decade-plus to build the type of football legacy he has had on his mind, even before the recent airing of ESPN’s smash documentary “The Last Dance” — on Jordan’s epic career with the Bulls — potentially provided a blueprint. Vikings LB Smith says he needs heart surgery, Draymond fined $50K for tampering after comments on Suns’ Booker, Giants’ Cueto loses no-hit bid on stunning flyball miscue, It has been a great year for Patrick Mahomes. “I’m obviously very interested in all sports and being a part of sports, even when — hopefully a long time from now — my sports days are over,” Mahomes said. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. 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He's still on pace to throw 42 touchdown passes and for more than 4,600 yards. Mahomes had only 11 completions of 25 or more yards in the first seven games. Rather than trying to hold the reigning world champs, defenses are content to give up plays of 10 or less. “But it was something where, obviously I love baseball — I grew up in [MLB] clubhouses and I love everything about it.”. Flying through the air is MJ’s thing. It’s not an intimidating nickname, but it’s fresh enough to be fun. He averaged 7.0 points per game in his career; however, Horry made several iconic big shots. Mahomes initially wants to hit Kelce in the rhythm of the drop, but with Jerry Hughes walking Mike Remmers back into him, he elects to bounce out of the pocket into the boundary. Shawn Kemp was one of those players who wasn’t overrated necessarily, but he is oversized in our memory because of his big, splashy highlights. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. Wilt Chamberlain was tall (7-foot-1). He initially played college football and college baseball at Texas Tech University. The frustration was evident for LeBron James during Sunday night’s Game 3 vs. the Heat, when the Los Angeles Lakers superstar walked off the court with about 10 seconds left to play in the game. It also comes with a growth process in understanding what we're doing but also understand how teams are lining up and playing against us. “But I want to be a part of sports for the rest of my life because it’s given so much to me as far, obviously, on the field but also off of it, being able to have a platform to go out there and be a better person every single day.”.