LeBron James shouted out Tom Brady after winning his seventh Super Bowl.
Game recognizes game. Case in point: LeBron James paying homage to a fellow GOAT, Tom Brady, after the legendary quarterback won his seventh Super Bowl on Sunday.
Following the Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ dominant 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55, James took to Twitter to congratulate Brady on another incredible benchmark in the 43-year-old’s career.
The Los Angeles Lakers star is no stranger to incredible accomplishments, and he identified with Brady’s quest to prove the doubters wrong late in his career, even dropping his trademark hashtag of “#WashedKing.”
LeBron James showed some love for Tom Brady
Okay, so maybe the follow-up tweets of “TOMPA BAY” and “IF YOU KNOW YOU KNOW!! GOAT TALK” in all caps are a little cheesy, but as always, it’s cool to see the respect LeBron James has for the game’s best competitors — no matter the sport.
James is obviously a big NFL fan, but he’s never been shy about shouting out star athletes and performers in both men’s and women’s sports to show some love and pay his respects to all the great competitors out there.
Brady now has 10 Super Bowl appearances, seven Super Bowl victories, 21 Super Bowl touchdowns and five Super Bowl MVP awards to his name — all of which are the most in NFL history.
LeBron, meanwhile, has won four NBA championships, four Finals MVP awards and four regular-season MVP awards. He’s also a 16-time All-Star and 16-time All-NBA selection, and, like Brady, he’s continued to perform at an elite level late in his career. James is still only 36 years old, but with the Lakers star coming off a championship just last season, no one would be surprised if he continues to compete for titles well into his late 30s and early 40s.
The King still has a ways to go to catch Michael Jordan and Tom Brady as the definitive GOAT in his sport, but as one of a few living GOATs, it’s awesome to see that mutual respect.