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Kelsey Plum didn’t cut Tom Brady any slack at WNBA Finals

Las Vegas Aces majority owner Mark Davis and minority owner Tom Brady laugh as they attend Game 1 of the 2023 WNBA Finals. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

New Las Vegas Aces minority owner Tom Brady sat courtside for Sunday’s Game 1 win over the New York Liberty.

Kelsey Plum let the NFL great know she saw him. And she didn’t cut the Aces’ newest investor any slack, as the 29-year-old guard recalled after the game.

“It’s about effing time you showed up,” Plum told him.

Brady replied: “You already know.”

The seven-time Super Bowl champion also responded after the game. “Nobody is safe from KP,” he wrote on social media platform X.

While Plum appreciated Brady’s good-natured response from his seat at Las Vegas’ Michelob Ultra Arena, she also appreciates his connection to the franchise — and not just because she has referred to the retired quarterback as her favorite athlete.

“I’m super excited for his investment in our franchise, and understanding what that means for us and the growth of not just us but the league and putting eyes on us,” Plum said. “So I joke around, but, man, it’s been awesome to have him.”

The Aces announced Brady’s acquisition of a minority stake in March, soon after his retirement from the NFL. The WNBA approved his ownership stake just before the WNBA Finals.

Brady and Plum met during an Aces home game in May 2022, in which Plum made quite the impression — by barking at him. The pair continued their friendship from there, as Brady sent Plum a signed Buccaneers jersey with a personalized note.