Ex-NBA Icon Charles Barkley Provides Analyst Insights to Tom Brady About Player Criticism Ahead of QB’s $375 Million TV Career

Published 11/23/2022, 3:00 PM EST
Charles Barkley (from left) and Tom Brady during Capital One’s The Match on July 6, 2021. Stacy Revere/Getty Images for The Match

Tom Brady may have his trailblazing career in the gridiron up and running. But he also has a historic deal as an analyst in place. Before making his way toward the $375 Million contract, Brady is continuing his football career. The QB got some tips from another iconic star, who made a career out as an analyst. As an analyst, he spoke about some challenges, and Brady seems to agree with them.

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Charles Barkley spoke with Tom Brady and Jim Gray on the latest episode of Let’s Go! Podcast. They discussed a broad range of subjects. Aside from his rift with Kobe Bryant, Barkley spoke about the frustrations he handled as a sports analyst.

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Chuck reveals the challenges as an analyst

Charles Barkley mentioned, “You know, Tom, I tell these guys because I talk to players and coaches all the time. They’re like, ‘Hey, why did you say this? Why did you say this?’ I said this is why I said it. I think as long as I feel like, I’ve never taken a cheap shot at a guy because I didn’t like him. But I thought, ‘Hey listen, if you play bad, I can’t get on TV and tell people you play good.’”

“So as long as I feel like I’m coming from a place, like, when I think about Chuck, I hear people say he’s gonna be fair, he’s gonna be honest, and I wish I could say positive things about everybody all the time, but they just saw the game. I gotta tell the truth,” He added.

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With Tom Brady coming off two strong wins in the game, the QB is now enjoying his bye week. It would be the first time Brady would celebrate Thanksgiving as a single man alongside his kids. He also expressed gratitude to everyone who has impacted his life.

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TB12 discussed his thanksgiving plans and his family goals in his podcast. The quarterback stated he wishes to be the best father to his children. Furthermore, Brady intends to enjoy some pumpkin pie and whipped cream. He also noted he was looking forward to this year’s commemoration and that it would be a great Thanksgiving.

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Pavitra Shome

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Pavitra Shome is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He began writing while working for an online news portal and holds a Master's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Although Pavitra enjoys watching WWE, Gronk and Brady turned him into an NFL aficionado.

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