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Smitten by Tom Brady’s Beauty, Shaquille O’Neal Breaks Silence after “NFL GOAT” Makes Enticing Offer

Published 05/14/2022, 10:00 AM EDT

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Tom Brady seemed to be charmed when NBA legends Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley confessed their infatuation for the legendary quarterback. In fact, he was so flattered that he offered to join the NBA on TNT crew for a segment. 

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The two luminaries might not always come to an agreement on everything; however, when it comes to Brady’s extremely good looks, they’re on the same page. During Wednesday’s edition of Inside The NBA, Barkley highlighted Shaq’s comments about Brady’s beauty. Shaq and Brady had dinner recently, and the NBA legend couldn’t help but be captivated by the NFL star’s “pretty face.” 


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It was a remembrance that had the Lakers great describing Brady as “gorgeous,” but pronouncing it “Gorgis! G-O-R-G-I-S, gorgis!” 

“Shaq came in the other night and he’s (like), ‘Yeah man, I had dinner with Tom Brady the other night… Man, I gotta tell you something. I was out with Tom Brady the other night. You know what, that’s a pretty man,” Barkley revealed. 

Tom Brady responded to the amusing interaction by asking if he may appear in just one segment of the show to which Shaq hilariously replied “G-O-R-G-I-S”.


The legendary quarterback has enormous public influence, and if he appears on NBA on TNT, ratings are slated to skyrocket.

Perhaps Brady should be brought in for the Conference Finals. Or maybe in the NBA Finals, since he knows a great deal about being at the pinnacle of success.

Tom Brady joins the ranks of sports analysts

Whenever Tom Brady retires, he is set to join the ranks of sports analysts. The seven-time Super Bowl champion will join Fox as the network’s leading NFL analyst. According to The New York Post, the quarterback will earn $375 million over the next ten years.

As one can expect, the mammoth contract has prompted a lot of backlash from NFL fans, particularly to those who are opposed to the deal. But it was Shaquille O’Neal who backed Brady and his deal.


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“When it comes to greatness of this kind, if you lend any anger, you’re a hater,” Shaquille O’Neal said on The Big Podcast with Shaq.

“He’s not paving the way because everybody can’t and ain’t gonna get this money,” O’Neal said. “Seven Super Bowls, clean-cut, good looking, speaks well, he deserves all the money. Whoever says he doesn’t deserve the money, shut your face. Shut your damn face! I’m happy for him.”


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Fair to say, Shaq has got Brady’s back in his off-court endeavors and the viewers would love to see the two legends interact. 



Ritvik Malhotra

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Ritvik is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication from Amity University, Ritvik has finally got his foot in the door as a professional sports writer. He previously interned at another media house where he authored over 150 soccer articles, but he is now writing about his primary obsession, basketball.