TAMPA, Fla. — Tom Brady apologized Thursday for making a comparability between soccer and navy deployment whereas interviewing NBA star Kevin Durant on the seven-time Tremendous Bowl champion’s weekly podcast.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback mentioned he used a “very poor alternative of phrases” on the SiriusXM podcast “Let’s Go! With Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Grey” whereas he and Durant have been discussing the problem of balancing a dedication to being extremely profitable athletes with life exterior of sports activities.
“Earlier this week I made an announcement about taking part in soccer and the navy. It was a really poor alternative of phrases,” Brady mentioned. “I simply wish to categorical that to any sentiments on the market that individuals could have taken in a sure method, so I apologize.”
Durant was a visitor on the podcast Monday.
“I virtually have a look at a soccer season such as you’re going away on deployment within the navy, and it’s like, ‘Man, right here I’m going once more.’ There’s just one technique to do it. … The fact is you’ll be able to actually solely be genuine to your self, proper?” Brady mentioned on the podcast.
“Each time you could say, ‘Oh man, I wish to, you already know, be sure I spend slightly extra time doing this.’ When it comes right down to it, your competitiveness takes over and as a lot as you wish to have this playful steadiness with the work steadiness, you’re going to finish up doing precisely what you’ve all the time finished, which is why you might be who you might be,” Brady added. “You’re going to go, how do I get it finished?”
The quarterback was requested Thursday to clarify the purpose he was making an attempt to make through the podcast.
“To be sincere, I actually don’t wish to broaden on it an excessive amount of. … I’ve an incredible quantity of gratitude for everybody who served (within the navy),” Brady mentioned.
“In the long run, we play a sport and the navy is defending our nation,” Brady added. “It’s two very various things, and I shouldn’t have made the comparability.”