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NBA’s Most Dominant Force Shaquille O’Neal Told Charles Barkley in 4 Words What It Felt Like To Meet Tom Brady

Published 05/13/2022, 2:00 PM EDT

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Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley are two of the most decorated athletes in the sports world. The NBA legends recently revealed an interesting story about Tom Brady and how the NFL superstar happens to be their man crush. Shaq, who never minces words, addressed Brady as “Gorgeous”. In just four words, the Diesel spoke a lot. Shaq just described Tom Brady saying, “That’s a pretty man”.

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Shaq has a blunt and straightforward take on every matter he counters in his life. Similarly, Berkeley has his point of view and often disagrees on various terms with Shaq. However, it seems both of them are on the same page when it comes to Tom Brady.


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How did Shaq describe Tom Brady?

Regardless of all their star power, the NBA legends are drooling over the charisma of a 44-year-old veteran quarterback. On Wednesday’s edition of Inside The NBA, Barkley & Shaq made a hilarious revelation about their mutual admiration for the GOAT. Barkley mentioned that Tom Brady hosted a dinner for Shaq at his place.

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“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 said in the podcast. That’s hilarious. It seems he got enveloped in the fandom of NFL legend and his behavior.


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Shaq confirmed Barkley’s story with a burst of cheerful laughter and stated how Brady is “gorgeous” and a “pretty man”. Moreover, Chuck also affirmed his reaction on how he gets starstruck every time he meets or talks to Tom Brady. “Shaq, every time I’m around him when he starts talking to me, and I would make eye contact, I don’t remember nothing he said after that,” Barkley admitted.

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Indeed, The Buccaneers quarterback owns a unique personality. Not so arrogant, yet his presence makes so much impact on every person he meets. Moreover, it’s heartwarming to see how the NBA legends get smitten whenever they are beside a seven-time Super Bowl Champion.

Shaquille O’Neal calls out critics on Tom Brady’s recent contract with FOX sports


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The former New England Patriots quarterback signed a 10-year, $375 million deal with FOX Sports for the role of a commentator in the broadcasting company. However, Brady will only secure this job once he finally retires from the NFL.

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Many criticisms started coming as soon as the news was disclosed by the media. However, the NBA veteran Shaquille O’Neal came in defense of Brady and his freedom of choice.


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“Nah, he’s not paving the way. Everybody can’t and ain’t gonna get this money. Seven Super Bowls. Clean cut. Good looking. Speaks well. He deserves all the money!” O’Neal said, via Mediate. “Whoever says he doesn’t deserve this money, shut your face!” Shaq added to his speech. Certainly, Brady would be happy to receive such kind of support and appreciation from the legends themselves.

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Deepesh Nair

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Deepesh Nair is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. Having started his career in journalism as a trending news writer, he has published around 500 articles for various media portals. Although Deepesh comes from a Computer Science background, his fondness for writing has persuaded him to create his career in it.

Edited By: Utsav Khanna