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Tom Brady chats with basketball players at HS after group text accidentally goes to Buccaneers locker room

Tom Brady chats with basketball players at HS after group text accidentally goes to Buccaneers locker room

A first-year basketball team in Michigan made a direct mistake that was fondly remembered.

After training on November 24, the 14-member team from the Notre-Dame Preparatory School and the Pontiac Marist Academy were tasked with organizing a group discussion. There was some confusion with the phone number of the last player to add, however; suddenly the other 13 players had Buccaneers cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting in the chat instead of their teammate.

The wrong number ultimately led to conversations with Bunting, Rob Gronkowski, Mike Evans, Richard Sherman, Leonard Fournette – and Tom Brady.

“It’s Sean. Do you know who I am ? Murphy-Bunting, who played college at Central Michigan, initially responded, according to a tweet from P. Jason Whalen, a relative of one of the team members. He then sent a photo of himself in the Buccaneers locker room to prove his identity.

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Some of the boys still weren’t convinced they were texting Murphy-Bunting, so he decided to make a FaceTime call. According to another tweet from Whalen, Murphy-Bunting handed the phone to Fournette, who gave the team a tour of the locker room and introduced them to Gronkowski, Evans and Sherman.

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The The Washington Post reported that the players then wanted to talk to Brady, who was in a meeting. Fournette was on the phone for 10 to 15 minutes before Brady made an appearance on the call. Brady yelled, “What’s up guys ?!” The team erupted into screams. A few teammates even showed off their Brady jerseys when he was playing in Michigan.

“It was adorable,” Brady told ESPN. “It would have been good for me when I was in high school too.”

When Brady found out the team was from Michigan, he told ESPN it was “even better. It was fun. It was really fun. It was really good to see all these young kids excited.”

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