Monday afternoon, NBA superstar LeBron James posted an open call for a Q&A on Twitter, and the basketball, football, and hockey worlds collided.
As one would expect, there were many responses from big names, but the one that caught the hockey world’s attention was from NFL powerhouse Tom Brady, who asked James which of the two would win in a five-round ice hockey shootout. James replied that he’d win, barely.
me but barely. May be swinging from my knees though. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 17, 2022
While the Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets offered to help facilitate, San Jose Sharks president Jonathan Becher caught on quickly, offering the SAP Center and a charity angle on the idea as a streamed event. It’s hard to imagine who wouldn’t be tuning in to watch two of the best athletes in the world go head to head on the ice.
You in? https://t.co/9FUneuMEfb
— Jonathan Becher (@jbecher) May 17, 2022
If this event should happen, hockey fans have been left with a few questions, starting with who would be in net for this shootout? Would they be taking turns shooting on each other?
The Dallas Stars had their own suggestion, but it’s difficult to decide which scenario would be more entertaining, because LeBron James may just have the edge over Tom Brady, at least in terms of how much net he would cover, if it were just the two of them.
Gonna be a bit longer than 5 rounds if y’all have Otter in net. pic.twitter.com/FOkeZz9FH0
— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) May 17, 2022
However, there is one idea that people may be forgetting about. Let’s see Brent Burns take over the net for this shootout event, especially if Becher’s idea comes to fruition.
Would the duo have a warm-up or practice day to get adjusted to skates? Can we please have an NHL All-Star Game-esque shootout round?
As for who would win, yes, James did say he would take it, but it’s just always hard to count out Brady (I’ve been trying for years).
Not to mention, Brady has already proven he is an all-in hockey dad. While the Tampa Bay Buccaneer has returned to the NFL, maybe the younger Brady has been teaching his dad a few tricks he can use on the ice?
Tom Brady: former Quarterback, current Hockey-Dad pic.twitter.com/4QzlTT1hJG
— The Hockey News (@TheHockeyNews) February 1, 2022
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New York Islanders see Lane Lambert named as new head coach:
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