“Smokin That Chiefs Pack”: LeBron James, James Harden & Other NBA Players React to Joe Burrow Leading the Cincinnati Bengals to the NFL Super Bowl

Published 01/30/2022, 8:34 PM EST

It was an eventful weekend for most sports fans across the United States. LeBron James, James Harden, Kyle Kuzma various other NBA players were left stunned watching the NFL. They watched the Cincinnati Bengals defeat the Kansas City Chiefs to go to their first Super Bowl since 1989.

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Joe Burrow, the Bengals’ quarterback who was drafted to the NFL in 2020 is already going to be in his first Superbowl. He led the team to beat Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs.

Jan 30, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) celebrates after winning the AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. The Cincinnati Bengals won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Chiefs made it to the Super Bowl just last season. However, they yet again came so close to glory and have been eliminated by a pure masterclass. Earlier it was Tom Brady and now it was Joe Burrow. Therefore, this is how NBA players reacted to Joe Burrow’s major upset for the Chiefs.

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LeBron, Harden, and other NBA Stars react to Joe Burrow leading the Bengals to the Super Bowl

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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