Draymond Green Recalls Team USA’s Face Time With Tom Brady After Winning Gold at Tokyo Olympics

Published 09/03/2021, 1:40 AM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Basketball – Men – Group A – United States v Iran – Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan – July 28, 2021. Kevin Durant of the United States celebrates scoring a three pointer with Draymond Green of the United States REUTERS/Brian Snyder


Team USA had one tough journey at the Tokyo Olympics. However, they fought through the hate and went on to win the gold medal. After winning, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green were quick to call out the people who criticized them. But the real fun was their celebration.

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While on Carmelo Anthony’s ‘What’s in Your Glass?’ podcast, Green spoke about how Team USA celebrated their win at the Olympics. He also narrated the story behind their FaceTime call with Tom Brady after winning.

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Draymond Green was surprised

While talking to Carmelo, Green shared all the details of how the Tom Brady face time happened the first time. He spoke about how Brady messaged him, congratulating Team USA on winning gold. Green was equally surprised to see the message. He then told Brady that everyone wants to do a face time with him, and Brady proceeded to call Green in no time.

Green explained, “He dm’ed me, like ‘Yo, Congrats. Let’s f**king go.’ And I’m looking at it like ‘Oh s**t’. So I hit him up like ‘Yo, appreciate it, the fellas wanna face time you.’ Sent my number, he called in ten seconds.

“I think we all feel the same way, Brady the GOAT man.”

He went on to talk about how everyone on Team USA came in on the face time with the NFL legend. He also explained how the screenshot idea came up. Draymond Green said that it was Devin Booker who suggested them taking a screenshot of their conversation with Brady.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Basketball – Men – Semifinal – United States v Australia – Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan – August 5, 2021. Draymond Green of the United States and Edrice Adebayo of the United States celebrate after the match REUTERS/Brian Snyder

He said, “It was Book’s idea like ‘I’m about to screenshot it’. So, Book takes a screenshot, now everybody who just talked to him are like, ‘Hand me that back, hand me that back.’ Everybody get the screenshot. They kept asking me like, ‘Yo, send the screenshot’.

“So I posted my s**t then sent them theirs.”

Team USA’s journey to Gold

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Before the Olympics, everyone thought like every other time, USA would win gold. However, the journey this time around was much tougher. They started off their international campaign with back-to-back losses in exhibition games.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Basketball – Men – Gold medal match – France v United States – Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan – August 7, 2021. Kevin Durant of the United States celebrates after scoring a basket with Draymond Green of the United States REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Moreover, even their Olympic journey started with a loss to France. After that, Team USA could not be stopped. Kevin Durant and his men went off and beat every team in their way.

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They faced off against France once again in the finals. Only this time they took the win, securing their fourth consecutive gold with a 87-82 win.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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