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Mike Tyson and Snoop Dogg breaking down why Pele was such a 'badass' is an incredible watch

Daniel Marland

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Mike Tyson and Snoop Dogg breaking down why Pele was such a 'badass' is an incredible watch

Footage of boxing legend Mike Tyson and rap icon Snoop Dogg discussing Pele's legendary career has re-emerged following his death.

Pele, arguably the greatest footballer to ever live, died at the age of 82 on Thursday. He remains the only player to win the World Cup three times after doing so with Brazil in 1958, 1962 and 1970.

During his 21-year career, Pele is officially credited with a whopping 1281 goals in 1363 appearances. That includes 77 for Brazil in 92 games for his country.

His legacy stretches further than football. Pele is a household name worldwide. Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro declared three days of national mourning in the wake of Pele's death.

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Naturally, social media is currently flooded with tributes to the former forward. Perhaps the most poignant and unexpected is Tyson and Snoop's chat about Pele back in 2019.

Snoop made an appearance on Tyson's 'Hotboxin' podcast and the duo decided to discuss which footballers they'd crossed paths with.

'Iron Mike' listed off Wayne Rooney and David Beckham before mentioning Pele. Snoop's eyes immediately lit up.

"I ain’t met Pele yet," he told Tyson. 'The Baddest Man on the Planet' replied, without hesitation: "That’s a distinguished badass. Cool, confident. Just a badass."

Snoop then hilariously remarked: There's [Muhammad] Ali, Pele. He up there with Ali, man. That's Pele, man, knock it off. "Motherf***er got one name, you know, that is the s**t, Pele. First name Pe, last name Le. That’s how he should walk in the park. Yeah b**ch, first name Pe, last name Le. Believe it."

Tyson said Pele is known around the world, then credited him for creating skills nobody had ever seen before.

With a smile on his face, the former world champion continued: "He must have done things, no one had ever seen before."

Snoop then managed to sum up the legend of Pele in his own way. The 51-year-old concluded: "He probably was faster than everybody too. In the 1960s, he was as fast as a motherf***er.

Pele's death has rocked the footballing world. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Pele's death has rocked the footballing world. (Image Credit: Alamy)

"He was doing tricks with the ball and his IQ was hella good. He knew how to pass the ball, he was a team player.

"He wasn't selfish, that’s what made him great, he could have just done it all by himself but he was involved with everybody else.

"I like players like that, that’s team orientated. You’re good enough to be bad by yourself but you know, the team makes me better and we all look good. I like that."

Tyson ended the conversation with a simple message of: "Awesome. That's poetic stuff."

Legends of two different fields showing respect. That's when you know you're one of the GOATs.

Featured Image Credit: Mike Tyson/YouTube & Mike Tyson/Instagram

Topics: Mike Tyson, Pele

Daniel Marland
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