Travis Kelce responds to boos during an NBA game: “I was caught off guard”

Travis Kelce not afraid of some little boos. He Kansas City Chiefs The tight end is talking and shaking it off after being booed while attend an NBA Finals game during the weekend with his teammate, Patrick Mahomes.

“I got booed twice,” he said on Wednesday’s episode of his podcast. new heights, presented by Wave Sports + Entertainment. “It’s whatever. I understand.”

Travis sat courtside with Mahomes on Sunday to watch Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference Finals, in which the Dallas Mavericks faced the Minnesota Timberwolves in Mahomes’ home state from Texas. At one point, Travis seemed unfazed when he was booed after appearing on the jumbotron. Moments later, when the camera focused on Mahomes, the crowd began cheering loudly.

“Am not from dallas“I’m like an innocent bystander,” said Travis, who comes from Cleveland Heights, Ohio — told his brother and co-host of the podcast, Philadelphia Eagles alum Jason Kelce, on Wednesday’s podcast. “Maybe they just don’t like the Chiefs, I don’t know.”

Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs react during the fourth quarter of game three of the Western Conference Finals between the Dallas Mavericks and the Minnesota Timberwolves at the American Airlines Center on May 26, 2024 in Dallas, Texas.Cooper Neill/Getty Images
Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs react during the fourth quarter of game three of the Western Conference Finals between the Dallas Mavericks and the Minnesota Timberwolves at the American Airlines Center on May 26, 2024 in Dallas, Texas.Cooper Neill/Getty Images

Although the Kansas City Chiefs and the Dallas Cowboys are not considered direct rivals within the NFL, the reigning team Super Bowl The champions haven’t exactly made friends with football fans outside of Chiefs Kingdom in recent years. In February, the team cemented its dynasty by winning his third Vince Lombardi Trophy, two of which were back to back — in five years.

The Chiefs quarterback, however, appears to be immune to any mockery from the Texans as he played for Texas Tech University from 2014 to 2016. Both Mahomes and his wife… Brittney Mahomeswho was also sitting on the court with her husband on Sunday… They come from Tyler, Texas, near Dallas. The 28-year-old athlete has also been a strong supporter of several Dallas-based teams, including the NBA’s Mavericks and the NHL’s Dallas Stars.

“I was caught off guard,” the 34-year-old tight end admitted Wednesday. “I was trying to take a selfie with some people around me and Pat touches me and I’m like, ‘What’s wrong?’ like, ‘Oh shit, I’m on the jumbotron!’ And then I heard all the booing and I was like, ‘Oh shit, they’re booing me! All right, thanks! Nice to see you, Dallas. I appreciate the warm welcome.’ !’ Local guy, man. Best soccer player in the world.”

Still, Travis had nothing but rave reviews for the city.

“Everyone was fucking amazing,” he gushed. “Dallas is as legitimate a sports town as they come.”

During his weekend in the Lone Star State, Travis attended both the Mavs game and the NHL Stanley Cup Western Conference Finals between the Dallas Stars and the Edmonton Oilers.

“Both games had the arena absolutely rocking, man,” he said.

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) runs a pass route in the third quarter of an AFC wild card playScott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Travis also admitted that there was a time when he hoped to play for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, much to the disbelief of his brother Jason.

“I always wanted to be a cowboy there for a while,” Travis reflected.

“Stop saying that,” Jason replied. “You never wanted to be a cowboy.”

Travis responded, “They were so much fun. That team was electric…back in the ’90s.”

He also confessed that he “screwed it up” when he had the opportunity to join the team before being drafted by the Chiefs in 2013.

“I ruined the interview,” he explained. “Okay, I digress though.”

Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs watch during the fourth quarter of game three of the Western Conference Finals between the Dallas Mavericks and the Minnesota Timberwolves at the American Airlines Center on May 26, 2024 in Dallas, Texas.Cooper Neill/Getty Images

Jason didn’t mention Travis. striking look at the NBA gamewhich included a pair of jeans that appeared to be perforated.

Previously, the former Eagles center, 36, had mocked his younger brother on social media by sharing a joke involving Taylor Swift’yes cats.

Travis’s edgy jeans featured strategically placed rips throughout, causing a Swiftie in X (formerly Twitter) to say, “What the fuck did Taylor’s cats do with her jeans?” Indicate Jason, who shared the post and added“That’s really funny!”

Swifties, of course, know that Taylor is the proud owner of three cats: Meredith Grey, Olivia Benson, and Benjamin Button.

Travis Kelce on the football field with Taylor Swift after winning the AFC Championship in 2024.fake images

Travis couldn’t seem to catch a break from social media this week, with the Dallas Mavericks official account on X (formerly Twitter) trolling him simply as Swift’s boyfriend without using his real name.

“Our boy Pat and @taylorswift13’s boyfriend at the house!” said the daring publication.

Swift was not present for Sunday’s match as he continues his European stint. successful Eras tour. Meanwhile, a source recently told ET That excitement has been growing about the couple’s future together.

“Taylor and Travis are doing amazing and their loved ones see an engagement sooner rather than later,” the source said. “They play a great game and there is no doubt about that.”

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