J.J. Watt played pickup hoops with fans, gave Chicharito a signed jersey

J.J. Watt and Chicharito

J.J. Watt spent the majority of weekend in Nashville at the Country Music Awards Festival, but also made headlines during his brief time in Houston -although the latter isn’t much of a surprise.

At CMA Festival, Watt was all over the place helping out host Erin Andrews, talking with famous country artists, or just simply enjoying the music. The NFL star then returned to Houston and wanted to switch his gears from country to basketball.

The next thing Damon Cormier Sr. and his son Damon Jr. know, they were playing basketball with the Houston Texans’ star defender at Root Memorial Square Park outside the Toyota Center.

“He just walked up with a ball like anyone else,” the 17-year-old Cormier, Jr., told the Houston Chronicle. “We were all like, ‘Is that really J.J. Watt?’ Then, we just started playing.”

“J.J. was the No. 1 pick, for sure,” Cormier Sr. said.

About David Lauterbach

David is a writer for The Comeback. He enjoyed two Men's Basketball Final Four trips for Syracuse before graduating in 2016. If The Office or Game of Thrones is on TV, David will be watching.