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Travis Kelce recalls seeing Justin Timberlake reunite with ‘N Sync at LA concert: ‘So cool’

"It was a fun evening,” Kelce recalled of the night.
/ Source: TODAY

Travis Kelce's fandom for Justin Timberlake is showing.

On the March 20 episode of Kelce's "New Heights" podcast, Kelce recalled what it was like to see Timberlake reunite with his former ‘N Sync band members and perform a few songs at his recent concert in Los Angeles.

"He was playing a bunch of renditions of his old classics, absolute bangers. It was so cool to see him play some of my favorites, man," Kelce said of the March 13 show.

"Yeah, man. It was a fun evening," he added.

Read on for some highlights from Travis Kelce and Justin Timberlake’s friendship. 

They have been playing golf together since at least 2021

In July 2021, Timberlake and Kelce both participated in the American Century Championship in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada.  

Travis Kelce and Justin Timberlake
Timberlake, right, and Kelce shake hands during the American Century Championship in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada, in July 2021.Jed Jacobsohn / Getty Images

They were spotting shaking hands at the first hole during round one of the charity tournament. 

They reunited on the golf course in 2022

Timberlake and Fallon faced off against Kelce and Mahomes during the 8AM Golf Invitational in Las Vegas in April 2022. 

“Today’s gonna be a good day,” Fallon captioned an Instagram video showing the four of them celebrating — and Kelce accidentally knocking Timberlake to the ground — after his bunker shot. 

“Somewhere the greens keeper has smoke shooting out of his ears,” TODAY’s Carson Daly wrote in the comments. 

Kelce, Timberlake and Mahomes also participated in the American Century Championship in July 2022.

Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes, and Justin Timberlake
Mahomes, Timberlake and Kelce shared a fun moment at the 18th hole during the 2022 American Century Championship in Stateline, Nevada. Isaiah Vazquez / Getty Images

Kelce said Timberlake was the most famous person in his phone's contact list

Kelce gave a shoutout to his buddy “J.T.” in an interview for the Chief’s TikTok account in January.

“We want to know the most famous person in your contact list,” the interviewer said to Kelce. “Don’t give us the easy answer!”

“The easy answer? You guys know the easy answer,” Kelce answered with a smile. 

He then said that the most famous person on his phone, apart from a certain unnamed pop megastar, is “J.T., Justin Timberlake.”

“J.T., my man,” he said, pointing at the camera.

But he also said there was “not a chance” Timberlake would answer if he called him right then. 

“And I know you, and I appreciate you, Justin,” Kelce said. “But he’s a busy man, he’s a busy man.”

In January 2024, Timberlake discussed the video shoutout during an interview with Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show."

"We text," Timberlake told Fallon. "I don't want to bother him, he's busy right now. He's in the zone."

Justin Timberlake shares a funny memory when golfing with Travis Kelce

On Jan. 26, Timberlake talked about his friendship with Kelce during an appearance he made on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

There, the “Selfish” singer recalled a funny memory he shared with the Kansas City Chiefs tight end at a Las Vegas invitational golf tournament in April 2022. 

Timberlake noted that he had teamed up with Jimmy Fallon to play against Kelce and his fellow Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes

He said the silly incident happened after Fallon hit an amazing bunker shot.

“Travis lifted me up in the air,” Fallon recalled. “Even the other team was rooting for me, that’s how bad I am!”

Kelce then ran toward Timberlake and jumped up in the air for a celebratory side bump, which is when things went wrong.

“Travis Kelce almost — I saw my life flash before my eyes,” Timberlake joked. “He went up and did one of those — you know, when they jump — and I was like, he’s doing it, I have to do it! And I forgot that he weighs, like, 80 pounds more than me.”

Fallon then shared a clip of Kelce jumping up, and Timberlake crashing to the ground when he hit the NFL star.

“Now, while that might not look like much, my neck, for like a week …” Timberlake said.

Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes, and Justin Timberlake
Kelce and Timberlake were all smiles at the American Century Championship in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada, in 2021.Jed Jacobsohn / Getty Images

But all was good between the golf buddies. 

“He’s the best, by the way,” Timberlake finished his “Tonight Show” story. “One of the nicest guys ever.”

Travis Kelce attended Justin Timberlake's concert

On March 13, Justin Timberlake surprised fans when he invited ‘N Sync to perform alongside him at one of his shows in L.A. There, the group performed hits like “It’s Gonna Be Me," “Bye Bye Bye" and "Paradise," which is a new song off Timberlake's latest album "Everything I Thought It Was.”

The concert marked the first time that the boy band performed live together since the 2013 VMAs, according to Variety — and one person who got to see it live in a crowd of roaring fans was Kelce.

"Honestly, everybody knows I'm a huge JT fan," he said of the singer on the March 20 episode of his "New Heights" podcast.

"JT always makes unbelievable music. He was playing a bunch of renditions of his old classics, absolute bangers. It was so cool to see him play some of my favorites, man. And then on top of that, a handful of his new stuff, as well as his new hit single with ‘N Sync."

Kelce added that it was a "fun evening."

"I can't complain. Anytime you can see Justin Timberlake perform, I suggest you buy the ticket, man. He's the f--king best," Kelce said.