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“I’ve Never Met Michael Jordan”: Snoop Dogg Shocked That Tom Brady Never Met This Sport ‘GOAT’ Who Is All the World Can Talk About Right Now

Published 12/20/2022, 4:30 PM EST

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Greatness appreciates greatness. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they have met. Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady heaped high words of praise on the FIFA World Cup for bringing people together globally. And his guest, in a podcast, Snoop Dogg, whole-heartedly agreed. They discussed the thrilling World Cup Final in Qatar and some shocking revelations happened.

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Considering the celebrity status of both Tom Brady and legendary musician Snoop, listeners would have expected them to have met every notable athlete or musician in the world by now. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Tom thinks Lionel Messi is an unbelievable talent. But Brady said that he never met the Argentine soccer legend and newly crowned FIFA World Champion.

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Moreover, Snoop Dogg dropped another bomb when he revealed the superstar he had never met. “I’ve never met Michael Jordan,” Snoop said on the Let’s Go Podcast. Brady and Jim Gray were visibly shocked to hear this piece of information considering the countless NBA games Snoop has attended since the 90s. However, the topic of conversation remained the World Cup Final. And oh, what a World Cup Final it was.


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An amazing player. Pretty mellow guy. But just been an unbelievable player. And just been pretty chill. Goes about his business. Keeps things pretty private. But what a player! And what a career,” Brady said about Argentine captain Leo Messi.


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And this was sportsmanlike conduct from Tom Brady since TB12 is good friends with Messi’s greatest rival over the past two decades, Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. Tom was present at a Manchester United soccer game in England, where Ronaldo, incidentally, also scored a hat-trick. Brady had just announced his retirement back then. And 37-year-old Ronaldo may have had a hand in convincing the 5x Super Bowl MVP to come out of retirement 40 days later.


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The World Cup discussion was a fun distraction for Tom Brady, who just dropped to 6-8 for the season with the Buccaneers. They lost 34-23 to Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals. And with only three games in hand, Brady has to draw some of that clutch motivation from 35-year-old Messi. Up next, the Arizona Cardinals on Christmas.



Soumyapriyo Ganguly

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Soumyapriyo Ganguly is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He holds a degree in Economics and Statistics from the Indian School of Business and Finance. Rivu is a sports nerd with his favorites being Soccer, American Football, Basketball, UFC, and Formula 1.

Edited By: Hitesh Nigam