In the wake of Tom Brady’s retirement, fans are marveling at the duration of his career and drawing comparisons to LeBron James and Elon Musk. Brady announced his retirement after playing in the NFL for a whooping 23 seasons. He is considered the GOAT of the sport by many and has been the face of the NFL for years.
He won 7 titles in this 23-year span and competed at a high level until the very end when he announced his retirement. Another sports legend who still happens to be performing at a high level is Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, who even has a personal relationship with Tom Brady.
Fans must undoubtedly be interested in knowing people feel about Brady finally waking away from the sport. Additionally, we should truly try to grasp how long he played in the NFL.
Tom Brady’s retirement reminds the NBA of LeBron James’ longevity
Every generation has an abundance of talent in various sports. While there are certainly other NBA and NFL champions, there are very few athletes in the world who can perform at the level that Tom Brady and LeBron James have done for an extended period of time.
Truly grateful on this day. Thank you 🙏🏻❤️ pic.twitter.com/j2s2sezvSS
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) February 1, 2023
In fact, considering that Brady was drafted in 2000, that would mean he has been playing professional basketball ever since Zion Williamson was born. Even Zion has already been injured for stretches of his young career and missed time. This is something that rarely happened to Tom Brady.
As he announced his retirement, fans felt the need to point out how long he has been playing in the NFL at an elite level, “The last time Tom Brady didn’t play in the NFL: LeBron James wasn’t in the NBA There was no such thing as an iPhone Or social media Or a smartphone Michael Jordan was in the middle of his 2nd retirement Elon Musk wasn’t a billionaire The Patriots had NEVER won the Super Bowl.”
The last time Tom Brady didn’t play in the NFL:
LeBron James wasn’t in the NBA
There was no such thing as an iPhone
Or social media
Or a smartphone
Michael Jordan was in the middle of his 2nd retirement
Elon Musk wasn’t a billionaire
The Patriots had NEVER won the Super Bowl
— Ben Stinar (@BenStinar) February 1, 2023
NBA fans will definitely struggle to recall a time when LeBron James was not in the league. Or when Elon Musk wasn’t rich. Additionally, imagining a world without social media or smartphones seems almost impossible to the people of this generation. Brady entered the NFL in that era and continued playing all the way through to the one we currently live in today.
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