Tom Brady Rumors
Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith sat down with Tom Brady to discuss leadership principles across the world of sports and business. The co-founder and Executive Chairman of Qualtrics talked with Brady as part of the Qualtrics “WorkDifferent” series, a group of conversations between Smith and various industry leaders designed to provide solutions to help drive change within the workplace.
No wonder James called Brady “one of the GOATS.” With James, 36, trying to fulfill that description in the NBA in the middle of his 18th season, has he given any thought on if he wants to match Brady’s career longevity? “It’s very inspiring for a guy like myself. But two different sports, two different positions,” James said after the Lakers’ 119-112 overtime win against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday. “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.”
Mark Medina: LeBron James on Tom Brady winning his 7th SuperBowl at age 43, and if 36-year-old LeBron has any goals on how more seasons he wants to play amid his 18th season. “How do I wrap my head around it? He’s one of the GOATS. I’ve been watching him my whole life, seemed like my whole life. I’ve been watching him for 20 years now or however long he’s been in the NFL. I watched him when he was with Michigan playing against the Ohio State Buckeyes. I’ve been watching him for quite a while now. To see him go out and do the things that he’s done in his career and for him to win another one yesterday in the fashion that he won, it was pretty cool. It’s very inspiring for a guy like myself.”
Curry still casually puts together performances like his 57-point game against the Dallas Mavericks, and should find himself in the thick of this season’s early MVP race despite Golden State’s inconsistent play. So, with someone like Tom Brady still being at the top of his game at 43 years old, how long does Curry envision his career? “My pops was always the barometer for me,” Curry said on the “Huddle and Flow” podcast. “He played 16 years until he was 38. I got to see how his body changed over the years, especially those last six — all the work that went into getting ready for a season. I’m about to be 33 next month, feel really, really good — fresh, able to still do everything I want to do on the court.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Brady will be considered a great football player no matter what his politics. But when an athlete gets to be his age and is nearing the end of his career, maybe his legacy should be more than just being a great player but also being a great man. It’s too early to tell whether Brady’s legacy will be just a bunch of impressive stats or something more lasting. Maybe the true measure of one’s legacy is how many people you inspire who have never seen you play.