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Friday's Mashup: Tom Brady shares Kareem Abdul-Jabbar quote in latest Instagram post

Lucy Burdge
January 11, 2019 - 7:50 am
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FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Indiana at New York, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: LA Lakers at Utah, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Buffalo at Carolina, 7:30 p.m. (NHL Network)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- Tom Brady shared an Instagram post on Thursday with a picture of himself throwing a football in snow paired with a Kareem Abdul-Jabbar quote.

“Through basketball, I found my superpower. My power wasn’t in being a great player, but in loving something enough to work hard at being better.” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar #wellsaid #LFG

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“‘Through basketball, I found my superpower. My power wasn’t in being a great player, but in loving something enough to work hard at being better.’

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar #wellsaid #LFG,” the caption reads.

Brady’s wife, Gisele Bundchen, commented on the photo, which Brady posted ahead of the Patriots’ divisional round game against the Chargers, saying, “I definitely never met someone who loved what they do so and work as hard to get better at it everyday like you. Have fun!! Go get them!”

-- Tim Tebow announced on Thursday he is engaged to 2017 Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.

Tebow made the announcement on Instagram with a photo of himself proposing to Nel-Peters and another showing the 7.25-carat solitaire ring with the caption “Thank you for saying YES and making me the happiest man in the world. You’re the love of my life, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.”

@demileighnp Thank you for saying YES and making me the happiest man in the world. You’re the love of my life, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you. • • --@kellybramanphotography

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Nel-Peters, a native of South Africa, posted matching photos on her Instagram page with the caption, “Any dreams I’ve ever had, you’ve exceeded them all! I love you and I can’t wait to spend forever with you!”

Tebow currently plays baseball in the New York Mets organization and the Mets congratulated the couple on Twitter.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I’ve been good. Any time you get injured, [you are> just working to try to get back out there this week. So it’s felt good to be out there this week with the guys practicing and getting ready to go play in a playoff game.” -- Devin McCourty, on passing concussion protocol and being ready to face the Chargers on Sunday

 

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