How The NBA Looked When Tom Brady Wasn't A Super Bowl Champion: MJ Was Playing For The Wizards, Shaq And Kobe Only Had 1 Ring, LeBron Was A Junior In High School

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How The NBA Looked When Tom Brady Wasn't A Super Bowl Champion: MJ Was Playing For The Wizards, Shaq And Kobe Only Had 1 Ring, LeBron Was A Junior In High School

Tom Brady has won his 7th Super Bowl at age 43 after dominating Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV. This man has now confirmed he's the NFL GOAT by beating the player who looked like the biggest threat to that honor. Brady demonstrated he's great at any level and displayed a great game in front of his public, making history in the process.

This was his 7th NFL championship, in his 20th season as a pro. Brady has seen a lot and the world has seen a lot from him. The NBA isn't different and one fan recently pointed out how different things were when he was still ringless, 19 years ago. TB12 wasn't the most electrifying prospect in the NFL but he made sure to change his own narrative and become the legend he is right now.

Just as his career and life changed, the world did, too. When he wasn't a Super Bowl champion, Michael Jordan was still playing in the league, coming back from his second retirement and making good things with the Washington Wizards. Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant had only one ring of their famous three-peat with the Los Angeles Lakers.

LeBron James was a junior in high school, already drawing attention from NBA scouts and fans for his potential. Hakeem Olajuwon was past his prime and was part of the Toronto Raptors in one of the oddest moves in NBA history and, Tim Duncan, the San Antonio Spurs legend had 0 MVP awards. TD would win two in his NBA career, as well as 5 NBA championships in six trips to the Finals.

Stephen Curry was still very young and was in 8th grade when Brady took on the St. Louis Rams at the Louisiana Superdome, upsetting them with a 20-17 result that saw Brady having a magical last drive that helped his team win thanks to a field goal.

Now the world is a completely different place than the one we had in 2002. Brady is a 7-time NFL champion, winning more Super Bowls than any other franchise in the league, surpassing Michael Jordan in championships. If you want to see the evolution of something, including the NBA, Tom Brady's Super Bowl rings are a good way to do so.