John Ross accepts Billy Hamilton’s challenge, kinda

Who’s faster, Billy Hamilton or John Ross? We may soon get a chance to find out.

Yesterday, the Reds center fielder somewhat jokingly said he would race the Bengals rookie to see who is the fastest athlete in Cincinnati, and apparently Ross is open to the competition.

“It would be awesome to do that and we could probably work out something later,” Ross said Friday. “Right now I’m just focused on being a Bengal. I don’t know what the future holds, but if he wants to do something for the community later or for charity, that would be awesome. Right now I’m just focused on being a football player.”

But according to Kaaya, he didn’t realize how popular the line was until he left Los Angeles — where he grew up — to play football at the University of Miami.

“For me, she basically just made a 15-minute cameo in a movie that happened to be a famous movie, but in Los Angeles, there are a lot of other things going on and there’s a lot of different types of people you see,” Kaaya said, via ESPN. “So, it wasn’t really a big deal until I pretty much left California for Florida.”

For Kaaya, the famous line Ice Cube’s character said simply wasn’t part of his lexicon. The movie premiered several months before he was born, so it didn’t have the same impact on him that it did for people from their late 20s and upward.

He said he has only seen the movie a couple of times, and that he views Means Kaaya as a “team mom and a vegan chef.”

“It’s just really been about football. I’ve never really seen her in NFL Jerseys Free Shipping that kind of light,” Kaaya said. “She was more so my team mom growing up.”

Means Kaaya also had several small roles and appeared in “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper,” “In Living Color,” “House Party 3,” “The Cherokee Kid” and “Cousin Skeeter,” but she will always be the inspiration behind on the the best ’90s lines.