It's been an incredible 24 hours for Joe Burrow -- after defeating the Chiefs to advance to the Super Bowl, the Bengals star QB says his childhood idol, Kid Cudi,hit him up to congratulate him on the victory.
"One of my idols growing up, Kid Cudi, reached out to me yesterday," Burrow told reporters after the huge win.
"You’ve got LeBron[James] tweeting at me or whatever you said it was ... That part is surreal. The football part, not so much. That stuff is crazy."
Cudi -- who was celebrating his 38th birthday on Sunday -- tweeted at Burrow saying, "Man this has to be the illest s*** ✌🏽❤️😭 beautiful f***in' game today brother!!"
BTW -- Joe says he listens to "New York City Rage Fest" -- one of Cudi's Songs -- to get himself ready mentally every game day. But, Burrow likes too many of Cudi's songs to pick a favorite.
High praises coming from one of the greatest players in NBA history ... and a figure familiar with the sports landscape in Ohio. After all, Joe did just beat Patrick Mahomes when he erased an 18-pt deficit on the road.
All the fanfare is deserved ... and leaves folks to imagine what life will be like for JB if the Bengals upset the Rams in Super Bowl LVI.