Tom Brady is arguably the greatest quarterback of all-time. LeBron James is arguably the greatest basketball player of all-time.
But the similarities don't end there, according to James.
When asked about his NBA future Friday, James brought up the Patriots quarterback in relation to his own eventual retirement.
"I'm not at the end of my story," said James. "Me and Tom Brady are one and the same. We're going to play until we can't walk no more."
Laugh if you want, but both future Hall of Famers are still going strong deep into their respective careers.
Brady had the perfect response to LeBron on Twitter:
Brady, who has consistently said he'd like to play until he's 45, explained that goal this week on WEEI.
“I think I have always said 45 just because that’s a good goal to set because that is one that has been pretty hard to get to for most guys."
Brady's success at 42 is already unprecented, having led the Patriots to the league's best record through 10 weeks, throwing almost 282 yards per game with 14 touchdowns and five interceptions.
While Brady is still going strong in his 20th career season, James is still one of the NBA's most dominant players in his 17th year. The 34-year-old is averaging 23.9 points, 8.0 rebounds, and a career-high 11.1 assists.
"We've been friends for a long time. I've always admired him. He's a great athlete, player," Brady said when apprised of James's comments Friday. "I think he loves the sport, he loves basketball, he loves the competition. I feel the same way about football."
And while neither player is ready to hang 'em up anytime soon, there's still one major difference between their careers.
While LeBron has won three NBA championships — with a 3-6 record in the Finals — Brady is 6-3 in his nine trips to the Super Bowl.
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