Tom Brady was the next big superstar athlete to retire, as he made the announcement in a social media video Wednesday after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were eliminated from the postseason.
As sports pundits tried to put Brady’s career in perspective, NBA great Charles Barkley was asked in an appearance on «The Dan Patrick Show» about the praise comparison between Brady and LeBron James. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar is poised to pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in all-time regular season point total.
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«Tom Brady, we will appreciate Tom Brady more,» Barkley said. «No. 1, 10 Super Bowls is awesome, but what’s crazy why did I put [a] Football achievement before basketball achievement is, you know, every game in the NFL is a game where you’re out, you’re done.
«[In the NBA] If you got Kareem, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Kobe [Bryant]lebron [James]Miguel [Jordan], you have the best player in every game, you can lose one game, you can lose two games, you can actually lose three games. But making every game a Game 7, no matter how great his regular season has been, making every game the end of his season, and having this guy go to 10 Super Bowls and win seven, is one of the biggest. achievements in history,» he continued.
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«For every game to be a Game 7, I think what Tom Brady has accomplished, his career is unparalleled,» Barkley said.
Not to mention, Brady retires as the record holder for career touchdown passes and passing yards. He also won Super Bowls with the Buccaneers and the New England Patriots.
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Brady rarely lost in the Super Bowl, but when he did, the games were an instant classic: Eli Manning led the New York Giants to a two-time win over the Patriots, and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, he defeated Brady in his own Super Bowl duel.