Ichiro Suzuki has been living in the United States since 2001, and in those 17 years, he’s never once heard of some guy by the name of Tom Brady.
According to a recently published story in The Athletic, the Patriots quarterback, who’s arguably the most recognizable man in American Sports behind LeBron James, reportedly sent a text to the MLB star, and Ichiro’s reaction was nothing short of priceless.
Via The Athletic –
One morning in spring training, 2017, he was in the coaches’ room looking at his cell phone text messages. Ichiro told the coaches about one message he had just received from a number he didn’t recognize. The guy said he’d gotten Ichiro’s number from Alex Rodriguez, and that he wanted to come meet him and study his stretching system.
“What’s the guy’s name?” asked one of the coaches.
Ichiro strolled to the end of the text. “Some guy named Tom Brady. Who the f— is Tom Brady?”
Well just when you thought it was impossible for Ichiro to become any more likebale, there you have it.