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Shaquille O’Neal’s Flirtatious Comments Towards Tom Brady Makes Him Ask The NBA Legend For A Favor

Published 05/14/2022, 10:32 AM EDT

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Tom Brady and Shaquille O’Neal are two of the biggest names in the world of sports. Recently, the NBA legend revealed his fandom towards the Buccaneers quarterback with a “Gorgeous” remark. Reverting to his kind words, Brady has come forward asking Shaq for a favor.

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During Wednesday’s episode of Inside the NBA, Shaq and Charles Barkley were on the same page, expressing their admiration for the NFL legend. Basically, how they were smitten by the presence of a Seven-time Super Bowl Champion.


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As soon as the video snippet went viral, Brady wrote, “(with a laughing emoji) Can I come on for a segment please?” by tagging Shaq on Twitter.

Recently, the Lakers legend was hosted by Tom Brady for dinner at his place, where was enchanted by the Bucs QB. “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,” said Charles Barkley, narrating the funny incident about Shaq through the show. With a cheerful burst of laughter, Shaq confirmed the story.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ quarterback Tom Brady signed a 10-year, $375 million deal with FOX Sports for the role of a commentator. Once he officially retires from the NFL, Brady will take up this gig, making him the highest-paid analyst in television history.


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As soon as the news broke out, people started criticizing his intentions. Meanwhile, Shaq came in defense of Brady and lashed out at critics. “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.


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Even though Barkley disagrees with Shaq on various occasions, he was happy to find a companion sharing similar thoughts on Tom Brady’s aura. “Shaq, every time I’m around him when he starts talking to me, and I would make eye contact, I don’t remember anything he said after that,” Barkley narrated his piece of the story in the podcast. Will Brady get an invitation for the upcoming episode?

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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.
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