O’Neal and Barkley had a chat about their infatuation with Brady during a funny clip from “Inside the NBA.” Chuck told the story of how O’Neill had dinner with the legendary midfielder:
“Shack came in last night, and he says, ‘Man, I had dinner with Tom Brady last night.'” He says, ‘Man, I have to tell you something.’ I said what?’ He says, “I was out with Tom Brady last night. You’re right, that’s a beautiful man.”
O’Neill confirmed the story, calling Brady cool but hilariously saying it “Georges.” Barkley told his own story about his interaction with Brady. “The Round Mound of Rebound” said he was fascinated by looking into the eyes of the Tampa Buccaneers quarterback. He said:
“Shack, every time I’m around him, when he starts talking to me, and I make eye contact, I don’t remember anything he said after that… That’s a lovely guy.”
As the video went viral, Brady responded to it on Twitter. The three-time NFL MVP asked O’Neill if he could join the “Inside the NBA” team in the near future, saying:
“Can I come for a piece please?”
It would be a great idea to bring someone like Brady into the studio to join O’Neal, Chuck, Ernie Johnson, and Kenny Smith. After leaving New England in 2020, he was a guest on “The Steam Room” podcast with EJ and Chuck in November.
Chuck was able to compose himself in the presence of the NFL GOAT. Brady was not in a good mood after losing two straight games at the time. However, he had a great time talking about his longevity, an ESPN documentary, set in the 2000s NFL Draft and family.
Shaquille O’Neal slams Tom Brady critics
Shaquille O’Neal was quick to defend Tom Brady on “The Big Podcast with Shaq.” Brady received criticism after signing a massive ten-year deal worth $375 million with Fox Sports. The seven-time Super Bowl champion will begin his broadcasting career once he retires from playing.
Brady is set to become the leading NFL analyst for Fox Sports. He will follow in the footsteps of his contemporaries, such as Peyton Manning, Eli Manning and Tony Romo.
Here is O’Neill’s letter to Brady haters:
“When it comes to greatness of this kind, if you get any pissed off, you’re a hater. Everyone can’t and won’t get that money. Seven Super Bowls. Clean cut. Good looking. Well spoken. It’s worth all the money. Who says it’s It’s not worth that money, shut your face.”