LeBron James and Tom Brady are both widely known for playing well past their expected ages as James and Brady have both defeated Father Time for the time being.
LeBron is currently 36 years old, but it hasn’t seem like he’s fallen off that metaphorical cliff yet. He’s still producing at a high level and is always in the running for MVP. The Lakers star just won an NBA title last year, and if it weren’t for injuries to the team this year, he’d be trying to run it back for another season.
Tom Brady has battled Father Time for even longer as he’s currently 43 years old. However, just like James, Brady is fresh off a Super Bowl win. If you’re looking for any athletes who have managed to exceed expectations at this age, James and Brady are the perfect examples.
People are saying @KingJames is “washed up” yet forget that @TomBrady has been playing for over 20 years, and is still at the top of his game. Lebron isn’t “washed” it’s just another year. And another to look forward to. pic.twitter.com/aEOzdswaRV
— Gank_Kush_Meme_Lord 🐝 (@ceeyaa01) June 6, 2021
LeBron James Jokes About His Old Age And Having To Play Father-Son Pairs, Still Hasn’t Reached Tom Brady Levels Yet
LeBron James is widely considered to be either the best or second best player in history. Brady sits at the top of the NFL mountain after winning a record 7th ring this past year. Both these superstars have a lot in common, including playing with or against father-son duos.
With Asante Samuel Jr. set to enter the league this year, there’s just one example of a player whose father Brady has faced. LeBron has had the same opportunities. In an episode of The Shop on HBO, LeBron joked around about playing against both Gary Trent Sr. and Jr. and Kenyon Martin Sr. and Jr.
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) June 5, 2021
As he hasn’t played as long Brady yet, LeBron also managed to find a joke about the NFL legend. tom Brady famously has alluded to playing till he’s 45 (it might even be up to 50 for all we know at this point), and so James had the following to say:
“So yeah, I’m playing against Seniors and Juniors now. If I get to a third I swear to God. At this point I’m on some Tom Brady sh*t then.”
He might not be wrong there. Tom Brady’s retirement is as predictable as the lottery, and there’s no indication that Brady has lost a step or slowed down. Remember when Max Kellerman so boldly predicted that Brady would fall of a cliff in 2016?
Max Kellerman in July 2016: Tom Brady will fall off a cliff next season.
Tom Brady since: 3 Super Bowl appearances, 2x Super Bowl champion, 1x Super Bowl MVP, 1x NFL MVP.
Yea, his opinion is worthless. https://t.co/p6RHWP9FIe
— Harry (@hillouz22) June 4, 2020
Yeah, well since then Brady has won three Super Bowls (including 2021). He’s surrounded with the most talented receiving core he’s ever had, and he doesn’t even think that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers really peaked last year despite winning at all. Scary things are to come from Tom Brady, and LeBron’s joke may not be so funny if Brady continues to haunt the entire league.