If anyone has been around me during a Celtics game or has read any of my tweets, they know that I admire Jaylen Brown. Although he’s had limited minutes this year, which is understandable, he’s been great. The kid is special. We all know that. He’s insanely smart; he apparently went to Cal Berkeley to challenge himself intellectually. According to NESN, many professors at Cal were amazed at the kid’s intrigue and level of inquiry. It’s not too often that you see a lottery pick excited about being drafted to a city home to various prestigious universities.
He’s also ready and willing to put the work in; all he wants is to get better and to get a ring. Let me reiterate that he’s a rookie. In truth, it really does make a difference playing for a team that made it to the ECF. However, I don’t think that should discredit his hunger. He’s already thinking about the Summer League, saying that he wants to play again this year. He’s also been expressive about his opinion regarding the Celtic’s possession of the #1 pick and who they could take, saying, “I hope they’re ready to come in and work because we have unfinished business.”
I leave you all with this final image. Imagine a player, 6’7”, with the competitive edge of a player like Kobe, and the basketball IQ of LeBron. No folks, this is not just a crazy dream of mine. This is a possibility. Look out NBA, here comes Jaylen.