An accidental typo connected a Michigan high school basketball team with all-star NFL quarterback Tom Brady. Members of the Notre Dame Prep basketball team in Michigan were making a group chat to coordinate practices when their teammate, Vinny Tartaglia, accidentally added Sean Murphy-Bunting, the cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
To prove his identity, Murphy-Bunting FaceTimed with the group, and introduced some of his famous teammates, too. He flashed the camera to tight end Rob Gronkowski and running back Leonard Fournette.
Fournette stays on FaceTime for a good 10 minutes while @TomBrady finishes up a meeting. The boys are absolutely losing it during this. After some time passes he pops up on the screen and says “What’s up fellas?!?!” The boys lose their minds… pic.twitter.com/JBwTtsKrRg— P. Jason Whalen (@pjwhalen16) November 24, 2021
One of the basketball players, Nate Seaman, said, "Leonard Fournette walked us through the locker room and showed us all the players. Sean Murphy-Bunting, Mike Evans, Lavonte Davis, Gronk, Richard Sherman. That’s when we all said, where’s the GOAT?"
Fournette turned the phone to Tom Brady who spent his younger athletic years playing in Michigan, too.
"That was sweet," Brady told CNN of the meeting. "I didn’t know who it was. [Leonard] said, 'Here's my boy' or whatever he said. It was nice. It would have been nice for me when I had been in high school too... That was fun. That was really fun. It was really good to see all those young kids hyped up."
Sadly, the member of the team whose number was mistyped didn't end up joining the chat until after the call had ended.