LeBron James feels very confident about the longevity of his career.
On Thursday, ESPN reported that the Trail Blazers will sign Carmelo Anthony, 35, to a non-guaranteed deal. When asked if the news made him think about how the end of his career will look, James compared himself to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
"Not really. Not the way I feel right now," he said, per ESPN's Dave McMenamin. "Me and Tom Brady are one in the same. We're going to play until we can't walk no more."
But the exchange didn't end there. Brady took to Twitter on Friday night to respond to James' comment.
"I'm playing until I can't dunk anymore," the Patriots QB responded. To which James wrote back, "Well I'm playing until I can't throw TD passes anymore."
Brady, 42, is in his 20th NFL season and has been reluctant to set a timetable on when he thinks he might retire. In August, he told reporters he has no plans of slowing down soon and can't "imagine doing anything else in life." If he keeps sticking to his TB12 Method, he probably has multiple seasons left in the tank.
James, 34, just started his 17th NBA season and hasn't shown signs of slowing down either. Through 11 games, he's averaging 23.9 points with eight rebounds and 11.1 assists.
We know James plans to stick around for at least four more seasons. Last year, he said his top career goal is to play in the same NBA game as his son, Bronny, who turned 15 last month.