Kelsey Plum, the standout player for the Las Vegas Aces, is enjoying an incredible season in the WNBA, hitting career highs in points, assists, and field goal percentage. The legendary quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom Brady, and many other fans have taken notice of her outstanding season.
The seven-time Super Bowl champion honored her by giving her a gift basket filled with cool goods after seeing her play live earlier this season. On Friday, Plum shared a video on her Instagram story showcasing the package’s contents, which included a Brady Buccaneers jersey that TB12 had autographed along with some exclusive goodies.
Kelsey Plum reacts to receiving a gift from Tom Brady. 🙌
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Plum’s reaction to opening the gifts from Brady was priceless. She immediately put on her new Buccaneers jersey with childlike love and excitement. As the WNBA season approaches the second half, the Aces, led by Plum, are one of the top title candidates in the league with a 19-8 record.
Kelsey is a huge fan of Brady, and they first met on May 31st. Brady watched the Aces’ game against the Connecticut Solar from the sideline, and Plum knew she had to make their interaction unforgettable. Brady was greeted by Plum as she emerged from the tunnel for the second half. She then barked at him as well, praising his dedication towards football.
“I dapped him up, I gave him an enormous hug. I used to be like man you are a canine, I like you, ‘woof woof!’ He checked out me and he was like ‘yeah,’ so we related,” Plum stated about Brady’s response to the gesture. The greetings of the Ace’s star thrilled Tom Brady, so he decided to surprise her with presents.
Due to her performance this season, Plum received her first All-Star selection, and after scoring 30 points, she was named MVP. It shared the record for the most in a WNBA All-Star Game with former Minnesota Lynx athlete Maya Moore.
“I’m thrilled to remain with the Aces, and continue playing with my teammates and for our coaching staff,” Plum said in a statement. “I look forward to persisting in our journey to delivering a championship to Las Vegas.”