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“Uniting People Across the World”: Tom Brady Shower Praise on His “Mentor” for Foshan Lion’s Success

Published 11/20/2023, 7:24 AM EST

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Tom Brady is hardly just an NFL legend, he is an inspiration to millions. Ever wondered who his inspiration is? It’s a person who aided him through the 25 years of his life, someone who has had an immense contribution in shaping Brady’s mindset.

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Legends like Tom Brady are not made in a day, or by a single person. Brady has had his fair share of mentors. However, there were only a few who left a tremendous impact on his life, making him tough enough to become the only 7-time Super Bowl champion.

Tom Brady showers his mentor with praise


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Foshan Lions’ mentor Don is the man in question. Brady took out his time to dedicate a special story for his friend and mentor for over 25 years as he makes history. Foshan Lions recently marked a new beginning in the Chinese football league at Guangzhou, China regional. ‘Uniting people across the world’ was the heartfelt gratitude that Brady expressed towards his old friend.

Being a predominantly American sport, football is slowly, but steadily gaining its status as a mainstream sport globally. A shout-out like this from Brady sends inspiration to youth across the world, promoting his idea of ‘Uniting the world through football’. Well, who can complain? TB12 learned from the best.


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Other mentors who shaped Brady

Starting strong is Greg Harden, a life coach and motivational speaker, as well as the author of ‘Stay Sane in an Insane World’. Harden is best known for his coaching with NFL superstar Tom Brady and one of the most decorated American Swimming Olympians of all time, Michael Phelps. Brady’s mentor walks on the philosophy of ‘You can only change what’s within’, prompting his clients to be ‘experts on themselves‘. Harden is also reputed for coaching Desmond Howard.

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The next mentor, who is bound to be a huge jaw-dropper for many, is Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick. “I was around the most amazing coach, in Coach Belichick, the most amazing coaches over a period of time,” emphasized Brady. While the whole NFL community is busy pinpointing all the flaws of Belichick, which are being highlighted after Brady retired, the former Patriots’ QB stayed true to his words to date. As per Brady, “They’re just having a tough stretch, just not playing with the kind of confidence that you’ve always seen.” However, he does believe that they have to shift their strategy to something that works better for other players. In a nutshell, Brady has no shortage of friends, but the ones who shaped his life are the most priceless for him.

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Written by:

Pankti Parmar


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"That's where my mindset is at." I, Pankti Parmar, felt it when Brock Purdy said this. I use my background in psychology to seamlessly cover various dimensions of iconic NFL players' lifestyles.
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Anuj Jacob