Lightning stars recreate famous Brady-Gronk celebration video

/ by Darren Hartwell
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Tom Brady's sphere of influence in "Champa Bay" continues to grow.

Tampa Bay has won three professional sports titles since Brady arrived in March 2020 -- one for Brady's Buccaneers and two for the Lightning.

The Lightning are still celebrating their Stanley Cup victory from earlier this summer, and star forward Nikita Kucherov paid homage to the Bucs QB with a great Instagram video Monday.

That's the Lightning's Russian contingent -- Kucherov, Conn Smythe Trophy-winning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy and defenseman Mikhail Sergachev -- taking a page from the Brady-Rob Gronkowski celebration playbook.

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Brady and Gronkowski first broke out their "Bad Boys for Life" celebration after the New England Patriots defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2018 AFC Championship Game. They then recreated the video two years later on the Bucs after upsetting the Green Bay Packers in the 2020 NFC Championship Game.

Kucherov and Co. nailed the execution here, with Kucherov even tagging Brady and Gronk in his video with the words, "Following your lead."

Brady has fully embraced his new life in Tampa Bay after 20 seasons with the Patriots, even filming a hype video for the Lightning during their 2021 playoff run. The city is embracing Brady right back -- especially as he gives his fellow Tampa Bay athletes new content ideas.