Best of the best impressed: ‘Brady is the gold standard’

Tom Brady was already a member in good standing of the most exclusive club in sports — “The Best of the Best” — before he won three playoff road games to make a record 10th Super Bowl appearance. Just in case he needed more testimonials, The AP asked eight current and former champions from seven sports what impressed them most about the 43-year-old quarterback. “Unrelenting drive,” said Michael Jordan. “No matter how many miles, how many games. No matter how many doubters … we can still dominate our sport,” said LeBron James.