Las Vegas Aces guard (and noted Tom Brady fan) Kelsey Plum is more than excited to have the NFL legend join her team’s ownership group.
Brady has acquired an ownership interest in the WNBA franchise, majority owner Mark Davis announced Thursday night. The former New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback retired from the NFL in February as a seven-time Super Bowl champion, and he’s joining forces with the reigning WNBA champions.
“WHAT ISSSSSS LIFFEEEEEEE,” Plum tweeted in reaction to the news.
WHAT ISSSSSS LIFFEEEEEEE 😭😭😭 https://t.co/hQaMrOAfIj— Kelsey Plum (@Kelseyplum10) March 23, 2023
WHAT ISSSSSS LIFFEEEEEEE 😭😭😭 https://t.co/hQaMrOAfIj
The 28-year-old All-Star met Brady, who she has proclaimed her “favorite athlete,” during a Aces home game last May at Michelob Ultra Arena.
“I went right up to him,” Plum said after the game. “I dapped him up, gave him a big hug, and I was like, ‘Man, you’re a dog, I love you.'”
Then she barked at him.
“He looked at me and he was like, ‘Yeah!'” she said. “We connected… He’s not going to forget that.”
The pair continued their friendship, as Brady sent Plum a signed Buccaneers jersey with a personalized note, then Plum promised to return the favor. With Brady joining the Aces’ ownership group, they should have more opportunities to express their mutual admiration in the future.
But Aces star A’ja Wilson offered some advice for her teammate, saying in response to Plum’s celebratory tweet, “Don’t be doing all that barkin’ & sh*t.”
Don’t be doing all that barkin’ & sh*t https://t.co/GXqRL3syya— A'ja Wilson (@_ajawilson22) March 23, 2023
Don’t be doing all that barkin’ & sh*t https://t.co/GXqRL3syya
Welcome to the Aces Family, @TomBrady! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/4bj3IPQz2K— Las Vegas Aces (@LVAces) March 24, 2023
Welcome to the Aces Family, @TomBrady! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/4bj3IPQz2K