38 Year Old LeBron James Gives Tom Brady a Nudge After Humiliating End to NFL Career by Jerry Jones’ Cowboys

Published 01/17/2023, 4:12 AM EST

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After three straight losses, the Los Angeles Lakers have finally tasted victory once again. The much-needed victory came against the Houston Rockets on Monday night. The Lakers beat the Rockets by 8 points (140-132). The Lakers pack was led by LeBron James, something that has been the story of their season. James bagged a season-high 48 points with 9 assists and 8 rebounds. Following his dazzling performance, the four-time champion had a message for his good friend and NFL Legend, Tom Brady


On Monday, Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers faced Jerry Jones’ Dallas Cowboys in the wild-card round. While many fans hoped for Brady to win and move closer to the Super Bowl, his team fell short of clinching the win. They lost by 17 points leading up to Brady’s end of the season. Following this humiliating loss, LeBron left Brady with a piece of advice after beating the Houston Rockets. 


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LeBron James has a message for Tom Brady

Following Brady’s loss, the narrative of his retirement was sprung upon the post-game discussions. Amid these discussions, James, an ardent fan of Brady, was asked during the post-game interview about what advice he would give the NFL legend.

The four-time NBA Champions’ advice was simple and while voicing his advice, he gave the world an insight into his mindset. He left Brady with a 3-word message and said, “Follow your heart.” While doing so, he encouraged Brady to go with his gut. Further, he added, “It gives me the inspiration to keep going at my age so will see what happens.”

Last year, the four-time NBA Finals MVP revealed that Tom Brady has been a huge motivating factor for him. This revelation came right after Brady announced his retirement, only to make a comeback.

He said, “Been kind of my motivation factor over the last few years. You know, seeing what he’s able to do with his age and always kinda been a leader of the team. Even at his age, people still gravitate toward him.”  While Brady has helped LeBron, the hope among many is for Brady to pay heed to LeBron’s words.

LeBron James against the Washington Wizards


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James’ 48-point performance comes a day after making 35 points against the Philadelphia 76ers. With this back-to-back 30+ performance, LeBron is marching closer to a big milestone. He is inches away from breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record of most career points in the league – a record he held for 34 years.  

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James controlled the narrative of the game. But commendable contributions came from Russell Westbrook (24 points) and Kendrick Nunn (15 points). The Houston Rockets, who are last on the Western Conference table, saw their star Alperen Sengun bag 33 points while Jalen Green bagged 23 points. Despite this win, the Lakers’ future in the playoffs looks questionable. 


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Shriya Rajachandra

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Shriya Rajachandra is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. She earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Communicative English. Shriya previously interned at The New Indian Express, but her favorite journalist, Marcus Thompson motivated her to start writing about basketball.

Edited By: Jayant Chhabra