This is hilarious! Social media is reacting to F1 trackside reporter Martin Brundle chasing down the 2022 NBA draft prospect Paolo Banchero for an interview thinking he was the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl-winning quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
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The celebrities were out in full force for today’s Miami Grand Prix, so Brundle had his work cut out for him as he made his way through a busy pit row before the start of the race.
At one point, Brundle spotted a the tall Duke star in a distance. Thinking it was Mahomes, he made every effort to track Banchero down and ask him some questions. It wasn’t until mid-interview that he realized the man he was talking to was NOT Patrick Mahomes. Hilarity ensued from there.
You’ve got to appreciate Brundle’s honesty once he realizes he’s not interviewing Mahomes. He could have easily played along, but instead he decided to confess and move on.
If you aren’t familiar with Paolo Banchero.
In his college debut, a 79–71 win against Kentucky, Banchero scored 22 points. On November 15, Banchero earned his first Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Freshman of the Week honor. On November 23, 2021, Banchero scored 28 points and 8 rebounds in a 107–81 victory against the Citadel. He was named first-team All-ACC as well as ACC Rookie of the Year. On March 15, 2022, Banchero was named a Third Team All-American. During the 2022 NCAA tournament, Banchero performed well, including scoring 22 points against Texas Tech. As a freshman, he averaged 17.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. On April 20, 2022, Banchero declared for the 2022 NBA draft, forgoing his remaining college eligibility.
Banchero’s mother, Rhonda (née Smith), played college basketball for Washington, leaving as the program’s all-time scoring leader. She was a third-round selection in the 2000 WNBA draft and played professionally in the American Basketball League and overseas, before becoming a basketball coach at Holy Names Academy in Seattle. Banchero’s father, Mario, and his uncle played college football for Washington. His parents met while attending the University of Washington.
Banchero is of African-American descent on his mother’s side and is of Italian descent on his father’s side. In February 2020, he received Italian citizenship.
On the morning of November 14, 2021, Banchero was charged with aiding and abetting DWI after Duke teammate Michael Savarino, grandson of coach Mike Krzyzewski, was arrested on DWI charges. He is due to appear in court at a later date
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