There are only so many chances in life to witness greatness. You aren’t really sure at first if you’re watching it until you can’t stop finding a reason to look. I’ve seen greatness in spells in my lifetime. I saw Muhammad Ali defy the odds, I saw Mike Tyson for 3 years be as unstoppable as a man can be. I remember watching Kareem with the sky hook make the greatest defenders of all time look like mere mortals.
As I’ve gotten older, I can appreciate the great athletes and what they bring to the table. Barry Sanders comes to mind when I think of a person who has done the most with less. Michael Jordan comes to mind when I think of one man who when surrounded by a great cast can put on an epic show that is undeniable. However the latest additions to legendary status in my opinion are Lebron James and Tom Brady.
Lebron jumped into the conversation after going to 6 consecutive finals. How does one man continue to get to the big game year after year, regardless of whether he is surrounded by great talent or not? Even in his loses in the biggest of games, you can never question his stat line. He always delivers on the big stage.
Tom Brady has always been on the radar and I already had him as the G.O.A.T. The only thing he could do at this point is cement his status as the best ever. Last night during the Super Bowl Brady solidified it and cemented his status as the G.O.A.T. in my opinion. Brady was suspended for 4 games. He comes back and finishes the season with less than 4 interceptions. Then he leads his team to the Super Bowl. They are down 25 points (the most ever by any team in a Super Bowl) and he brings them back for an overtime victory.
Can’t question greatness. You just know it when you see it. Tom Brady is just that damn good. Enjoy what he and Lebron are doing. In about 20 years people will be talking about them on television and you can turn to them and say, “I saw them play and let me tell you, they were as good as advertised.”