Did Tom Brady disagree with Julian Edelman’s claims ‘he’s coming back’ to Patriots?

first_imgTom Brady and Julian Edelman FaceTimed with Titans head coach and former Patriot Mike Vrabel at a Syracuse game 😆(via nickpappy8/Instagram) pic.twitter.com/7gF8fpFILm— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 1, 2020And Edelman, not to be deterred, doubled down on Twitter by posting a link to some election-themed merchandise asking for Brady to remain the Pats’ quarterback:New England is a Tomocracy. #StayTom 🐐🇺🇸 https://t.co/UbMpMDyBV8 pic.twitter.com/rkSxUB5Mrj— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) March 1, 2020Of course, this has no real bearing on Brady’s plans for the future. But with two weeks remaining before the start of the NFL’s free agency period, every little thing he does will be scruitinized — even it’s just him enjoying a basketball game.(Editor’s note: This story has been updated from a previous version). Julian Edelman: “He’s coming back, he’s coming back.”Tom Brady: 😬pic.twitter.com/mApgCLbMpF— Sporting News (@sportingnews) March 1, 2020MORE: Tom Brady’s return to Patriots ‘not looking good,’ but does it matter at this point?There’s a lot to unpack here: Brady not only looks uncomfortable upon hearing Edelman’s claims — whether he said it jokingly is irrelevant at that point — but Brady shakes before appearing to say, “He’s not.” Seeing Edelman match Brady’s discomfort at the end of the clip is the awkward cherry to the whole 13-second video.Except: ProFootballTalk uncovered that Brady not only didn’t say “He’s not,” but also that he wasn’t even speaking to Edelman. He apparently was speaking to someone who’d asked him what he said to Orange coach Jim Boeheim. He said, “He’s got it.”There was plenty of intrigue elsewhere, however: Brady and Edelman were later seen FaceTiming with Titans coach Mike Vrabel; Tennessee has been considered a popular landing spot for the future Hall of Famer. Tom Brady has been a Patriot for the entirety of his 20-year NFL career, but it’s looking more and more like that won’t be the case in 2020.The rumors that Brady won’t rejoin the Patriots next year reached a new level on Saturday when Brady — attending a college basketball game between North Carolina and Syracuse — appeared to say he wouldn’t return to New England. Naturally, that was in response to longtime teammate Julian Edelman egging him on in front of ESPN cameras:last_img read more

James scores 25, gets 17 assists as Cavs beat Hawks

first_imgCleveland’s ball movement kept Atlanta’s defenders scrambling all night in chasing the open man.“Guys are sharing the ball extremely well,” James said. “When the ball is moving, energy is behind it and guys are in rhythm.”“It’s a tried and true formula,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “You have a great player and you surround him with 3-point shooters. LeBron is obviously a great player and a great facilitator. We defended him pretty well but when we pressured the ball, he kicked it out for open shots.”James is shooting 58 percent from the field and still makes a point of finding teammates.“That’s just who I am,” he said. “I’ve never liked being a volume shooter. That’s just not my game. Me being efficient just helps our team ultimately.”ADVERTISEMENT Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, right, passes against Atlanta Hawks’ Taurean Prince in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — LeBron James always takes pride in being efficient. His numbers Tuesday night were several steps beyond that.James had 25 points and tied a career-high with 17 assists, as Cleveland defeated the Atlanta Hawks 123-114 — the Cavaliers’ 15th win in 16 games.ADVERTISEMENT James, as he has done all season, turned in an almost error-free performance. He was 11 of 13 from the field, had seven rebounds and two turnovers. James was given a standing ovation when he was removed from the game with 2:34 remaining.The four-time MVP set the tone for the entire team. The Cavaliers hit a season-high 20 3-pointers, including nine in the first quarter. Cleveland had a season-high 35 assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“For me to get assists means somebody’s making shots,” James said. “That’s always been an enjoyment of mine to be able to see my teammates reap the benefits of the pass that I try to put on time and on target.”Kyle Korver had 19 points, including six 3-pointers. Kevin Love, returning after missing a game with a hip injury, scored 17 points, all in the first half. Love had 11 points in the first quarter after sitting out Saturday’s game against Philadelphia. He had 12 rebounds. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Cavaliers: Wade, who plays point guard with the second unit, missed his second game of the season. James took over most of those duties when the bench players were on the court. … Cleveland has scored 100 or more points in 21 consecutive games. … Cleveland has won nine straight at home.UP NEXTHawks: Host Detroit on Thursday. The Pistons beat Atlanta 111-104 in Detroit on Nov. 10.Cavaliers: Host the Lakers on Thursday. Cleveland has won the last six games in the series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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He is averaging 11.5 points and shooting 46 percent.The Cavaliers built a 24-point lead in the fourth quarter and set a team record with 10 or more 3-pointers in 17 consecutive games.The Hawks defeated the Cavaliers 117-115 in Cleveland on Nov. 5, which was Atlanta’s second win of the season. Atlanta had beaten Cleveland three of the last four games dating to last season.Dennis Schroder scored 14 points after sitting out the final 8:14 of the Hawks’ loss in New York on Sunday.Jose Calderon had a season-high 14 points while J.R. Smith had eight assists, his most of the season.CAVALIER RETURNCenter Tristan Thompson, playing for the first time since Nov. 1 when he strained his left calf, was scoreless and didn’t have a rebound in 6 minutes. Thompson is on limited minutes and didn’t play in the second half.NEW EXPERIENCERookie center Tyler Cavanaugh, who is on a two-way contract, made his first NBA start for Atlanta, scoring 11 points with nine rebounds in 28 minutes.“It stunk because they kind of took it to us tonight,” he said. “But it was a great opportunity to compete against the best player in the league.”TIP-INSHawks: F John Collins (sprained left shoulder) practiced with Atlanta’s G-League team — the Erie BayHawks — at Quicken Loans Arena earlier in the day, but missed his sixth straight game. … C Mike Muscala (sprained left ankle) did not travel with the team, while C Dewayne Dedmon (left leg stress reaction) missed his seventh game in a row. 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