“Where? How? Tf”: With Several Accolades Under His Belt, 47YO NBA Champion Finds Himself Taken Aback by Strange Golf-Soccer Game

Published 07/17/2023, 6:10 AM EDT

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Since the extraordinary hype of Pickleball, innovation in sports is what us younger generation of fans thrives on. One of the most notable blends has been the evolution of soccer and golf, which to the public, is known as FootGolf. The sport hosted its recent World Cup in Orlando this year. An NBA legend took the opportunity to express his amusement over this mysteriously odd combo of sports, which totally gels along well together.

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The 47-year-old used his personal Instagram to share one of the videos posted by a member of the Spanish team in the World Cup. Let’s dive into the piece to gain some more insights into the whole encounter.

Former NBA star’s astounding reaction to the reel

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2008 NBA Champion and Boston Celtics legend Kevin Garnett is very vocal about his admiration of various other sports through his social media accounts. His keen interest in learning about new sports and games has opened up pathways for new financial endeavors for him as well. 

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The 15-time NBA All-Star posted a video shared by a FootGolf professional representing Spain in the World Cup. The video showcased the highlights of Piero Menor celebrating different shots that he took against Malaysia in the quarter-finals of the FootGolf World Cup, 2023.

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KG just couldn’t resist expressing his feelings over this quirky sport. The 4x rebounding champion posted the clip of the Spanish International via his Instagram stories. The Big Ticket wrote alongside the post, “Yooooooo wait did I miss somin? SOCCER GOLF MY GUY? Say word? Where? How? tf,” which was followed by two laughing emojis. But what is the sport about?

History Of FootGolf

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The sport as we know it today dawned into existence in 2008 in the Netherlands. After this initiative, the game started to grow exceptionally as more and more countries started to get involved in setting up their own tournaments.

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FootGolf emerged to be a globally recognized game after the establishment of its governing body called Federation For International FootGolf (FIFG) in 2012. The first World Cup of the sport was conducted the same year after the birth of FIFG in Hungary.

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FootGolf has gained quite some popularity amongst sporting enthusiasts. The recent World Cup in Orlando helped the cause of the sport to gain interest from a country with such a rich sporting culture. What are your thoughts on the sport? Let us know in the comments.

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Harshdeep Ahluwalia

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Harshdeep Ahluwalia is an NBA Writer at EssesntiallySports. He is a Sports Management graduate and has been a hospitality management intern at sports events. Harshdeep calls himself an 'NBA jockey' whose love for basketball knows no bounds.
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Pragya Vashisth

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