Tom Brady follows billionaire LeBron James’ suit by pouring money into a sport played by just 4.8 million Americans

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Tom Brady is playing his 23rd season in the NFL. Although the 45-year-old has signed a lucrative contract with FOX Sports as an NFL analyst, he could be considering some options. Looks like after a glorious career in the NFL, he won’t let his mind and body rest. In fact, the NFL GOAT is getting into a promising new sport, pickleball. This new sport has attracted famous faces like LeBron James, six-time Grand Slam tennis champion Kim Clijsters, Drew Brees and many more.

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Pickleball is a fun outdoor and indoor game. It combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. The game was invented in 1965. With a typical court size similar to a badminton court or tennis court with modifications, it can be played indoors and outdoors. Paddles and a plastic ball with holes are usually used to play the singles or doubles game. According to the US Sports and Fitness Industry Association, there will be 1,193,000 pickleball players among college graduates in 2020. The sport grew 21.3% between 2019 and 2020.

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Pickleball is currently the fastest growing sport in the country, with 4.8 million players. The US Pickleball Association reports that interest in the sport has increased 39.3% over the past two years.

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Why this new sport to catch the attention of some of the goats in the world? The seven-time Super Bowl-winning QB and NBA legend many considered Michael Jordan’s main rival for the once undisputed GOAT title.

Tom Brady has expressed interest in buying an MLP team

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For the purchase, Brady and Clijsters are working with Knighthead Capital. Callie Simpkins, an RBC bond salesperson, and Kaitlyn Kerr, a financial adviser at JP Morgan, who will serve as the company’s managing director, are also members of the group. Women will own 50% of the expansion club. Financial details were not made public.

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Tom Brady posted a video where he shared how excited he was to perform and “dominate” pickleball game. Tampa Tom also expressed how thrilled he was to join the MLP family. After the NFL, it seems his next plan is to become the greatest pickleball player of all time!

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