LeBron James calls Tom Brady’s seventh Super Bowl “inspiring”

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LeBron James tweeted several times after the Buccaneers’ 31-9 victory over the Chiefs that gave Tom Brady his seventh Super Bowl ring.

“IF YOU KNOW YOU KNOW!! GOAT TALK,” was the last of James’ tweets.

Brady is 43 and just completed his 21st NFL season. James, 36, is in his 18th season and has four championships.

“It’s very inspiring for a guy like myself. But two different sports, two different positions,” James said after the Lakers beat Oklahoma City on Monday, via Mark Medina of USA Today. “I don’t know how long I’m going to play the game. I don’t know how much more I’ll be able to give to the game. But the way I feel right now, we’ll see what happens. I have no timetable on it. I have no year of ‘Do I want to play until 30 this or 40 that?’ The game will let me know when it’s time. We’ll figure it out then.”

Earlier this season, James joked his wife wouldn’t let him play until he was 46. He is under contract with the Lakers through the 2022-23 season when he turns 38.

Bill Russell holds the NBA record with 11 championships. Sam Jones has 10.

17 responses to “LeBron James calls Tom Brady’s seventh Super Bowl “inspiring”

  1. He’s already played longer than Jordan, yet still doesn’t have as many rings, MVPs, DPOY awards, scoring titles, etc. The GOAT talk “should” be over for Bron, but sports media keeps trying to shoe him into the conversation.

  2. If LeBron plays NFL, he’ll be the best TE to ever play the game, and no one could contest close to defending him due to his size and speed.

  3. There could be arguments about who’s the best baseball player ever, or football player. But if you’ve paid attention to basketball, there’s nobody even in the same league as LeBron James, and there have been some great ones. I didn’t see Wilt Chamberlain when he was young. I didn’t see Russell when he was young either. So I guess I’m talking about the last 50 years. Wilt and Russell were going up against a lot of 6’7″ and 6’8″ centers. Not the same athlete we’re seeing today. Most 7 footers back then were not very agile or mobile.

  4. Lebron is the current era’s best player (pains me to say that) but not the NBA’s GOAT. He’d make honorable mention on the Rushmore of NBA’s best.

  5. At worst, Lebron is top 3 of all time.

    I always marvel that because he might not be quite as good as the greatest athlete who ever lived, people have to make him sound like a scrub.

  6. mike624 says:
    February 9, 2021 at 8:46 pm
    And for the record he is no Jordan.

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    For the record, he doesn’t have to be. But he does have more championships than Jordan.
    . Jordan is the greatest from the standpointof internationalizing and monetising the name of NIKE.
    Brady has more championships than entire NFL franchise. For this century, Brady is the greatest – Jordan was 80s-90s completely different sports.

  7. LeBron just migrates around to teams which can give him great support then huff his chest like he did it on his own and grabs the limelight. Like what Jordan said, he won’t call Magic and Bird to be together in one team to win. Even now LeBron can’t keep himself out of the conversation which should be about Brady, the Bucs, and Mahomes.

  8. “LeBron just migrates around to teams which can give him great support then huff his chest like he did it on his own and grabs the limelight. Like what Jordan said, he won’t call Magic and Bird to be together in one team to win. Even now LeBron can’t keep himself out of the conversation which should be about Brady, the Bucs, and Mahomes.”

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    Lebron carries teams to titles – not the other way around. What he did in Miami or LA is similar to what Brady did w/ the Bucs.

    Why shouldn’t he comment on Brady’s accomplishment? He’s not trying to steal any limelight – he was making a casual comment to a reporter after the game.

  9. I would like to see how LeBron would have faired in the era the Jordon played. Game use to be very physical…Have a feeling the Pistons would have had a field day.

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