Tom Brady Challenges LeBron James To Hockey Shootout On Twitter, NHL Teams Want To Host
Who ya got?
LeBron James kicked off an impromptu Q&A with his Twitter followers recently, and the Lakers superstar’s responses covered everything from his dream dunk contest team—Vince Carter, Zack LaVine, Dominique Wilkins and himself—as well as his Maxim-approved preferred vacation spot of Capri, Italy.
“Me but barely,” James replied. “May be swinging from my knees though,” the six-foot, nine-inch baller joked.
As USA Today notes notes, several NHL teams offered to host the crossover superstar shootout, including two-time reigning Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning, repping Brady’s current NFL home.
The Columbus Blue Jackets, based in James’ original home state, also put their name in the hat.
The Dallas Stars, who were recently snuffed from the Stanley Cup playoffs after a Game 7 overtime loss to the Calgary Flames, suggested that the shootout would need more than five rounds if their star goalie, Jake “Otter” Oettinger, was in the net.
If the Brady-LeBron shootout were to happen, EA Sports has already promised the winner a spot on the cover of the NHL video game.
With the Stanley Cup playoffs underway, it’s no wonder that Brady has hockey on his mind.
The second round of four best-of-seven series kicks off May 17 at 7 p.m. ET. on TNT with an Eastern Conference matchup between the Florida Panthers, followed by the Colorado Avalanche vs. the St. Louis Blues in the Western Conference at 9:30 on TNT.