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NFL Legend Tom Brady, Who’s the Man Crush of Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley, Could Soon Make an Appearance for NBA Playoffs Coverage

Published 05/14/2022, 7:30 AM EDT

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Recently, Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley talked about Tom Brady in their conversation on “Inside the NBA” and how they have a man-crush on this three-time NFL MVP. In addition to winning seven Super Bowls, Brady played 20 seasons for the New England Patriots.

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Brady contributed massively to the franchise dynasty with multiple iconic performances from 2001 to 2019. A man of this caliber is hard to ignore, especially after what he has achieved. Needless to say, it’s not just football fans who admire the legendary QB. For instance, recent comments from Shaq and Charles Barkley proved Brady’s cross-sport influence. 


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Their conversation began by mentioning how gorgeous Brady is. As part of the talk, Charles told a story about the time Shaq told him he had dinner with Brady. While Chuck was crushing over Shaq’s dinner with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, he shared these words:

“Shaq came in the other night, and he’s says, ‘Man, I had dinner with Tom Brady the other night.’ He says, ‘Man, I gotta tell you something.’ I said, ‘What?’ He says, ‘I was out with Tom Brady the other night. You’re right, that’s a pretty man.'”

The response Tom Brady had to Shaquille O’Neal 

Shaq continued the conversation by describing the man as gorgis” and raving about his attractiveness. Chuck then related a story in which he was talking to Brady during which he was so mesmerized by the conversation that he couldn’t hear what Brady actually said:

“Shaq, every time I’m around him, when he start talking to me, and I would make eye contact, I don’t remember nothing he said after that… That’s a pretty man.”


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After which, Brady responded back with a tweet that also prompted back-and-forth questions among the fans. According to his tweet, he asked: “Can I come on for a segment please?”

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Could it be a hint to something? Brady, who is the man-crush of O’Neal and Barkley, might make an appearance during NBA Playoffs coverage. As we wait to see what happens next, it would be an epic show if all three of them showed up together. Tell us your opinion by leaving a comment below.



Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.