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Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and NBA stars make their Super Bowl picks

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes looks to earn his 3rd Super Bowl win on Sunday.

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry made it clear he isn’t picking a winner for the Super Bowl since his favorite NFL team isn’t playing.

“No prediction,” Curry said. “Carolina’s not in it. I’m just a fan for this one.”

While Curry’s hometown team (Carolina Panthers) won’t be playing, the city where he currently plays will be. The San Francisco 49ers will take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVIII.

In speaking with NBA.com and the NBA App, several star players across the league decide who they think will win and offer high praise to Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.


Kevin Durant, Phoenix Suns

Prediction: 49ers

“It’s hard to go against Patty Mahomes, but I got the Niners.”


Kawhi Leonard, LA Clippers

Prediction: Chiefs

“The Chiefs, but I just want to see a good game. I like to see people be great. So I wouldn’t mind seeing some of the 49ers’ guys get it either.”


Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves

Prediction: Chiefs

“Kansas City. I think Mahomes is getting to the Tom Brady level where you can’t say he’s not going to do it. I always prefer teams that figure it out at the right moment, at the right time. The 49ers always have it right. I want the Eagles to win, but if I had to pick one – it’s hard – I’d say Mahomes.”


Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns

Prediction: 49ers

“It’s going to be a tough one. It’s hard to obviously go against the experience and the guys with the rings, but I’m going 49ers.”


Paul George, LA Clippers

Prediction: 49ers

“Going with California.”


Donovan Mitchell, Cleveland Cavaliers

Prediction: Chiefs

“It’s hard to bet against Pat. I’ll have to say Kansas City.”


Rudy Gobert, Minnesota Timberwolves

Prediction: 49ers

“San Francisco. Just because they lost a few years ago [Super Bowl LIV]. I like a cool story, an inspiring story. I don’t follow the NFL, but it’s always fun to hear the guys talk about it and I always make my prediction.”


Dejounte Murray, Atlanta Hawks

Prediction: Chiefs

“The Chiefs. I’m mad at the Niners beating my Seahawks.”


Total: Kansas City Chiefs = 🏈 🏈 🏈 🏈, San Francisco 49ers = 🏈 🏈 🏈 🏈

These eight NBA players are evenly split on who they believe will win Super Bowl LVIII. Check NBA.com and the NBA App after the game to see their reactions.

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