It’s at all times cool when LeBron James tells the world that you simply’re a very good basketball participant. Through the Boston.com:
After Thursday’s victory over the Toronto Raptors, Celtics wing Jaylen Brown was knowledgeable that LeBron James chosen him to his All-Star workforce, calling him “Jaylen Below-Appreciated Brown” on the TNT broadcast.
Brown raised his eyebrows on the recitation of James’s praise and chuckled.
“That’s nice,” Brown stated. “To have considered one of — if not the — finest participant choose you and level out among the stuff you’ve been doing or among the issues he’s seen, is nice. I respect him for that.”
Brown’s season deserves appreciation. The fifth-year wing — and first-time All-Star — is averaging 24.8 factors per sport on a tidy 49.8 % taking pictures, together with 38.9 % from 3-point vary. Brown began the season sizzling and has been one of many league’s finest mid-range shooters whereas aggressively going to the basket. On Thursday, he labored his technique to the free-throw line 16 occasions, making 11.
The Celtics haven’t stood out within the first half of this season. They’re a modest 19-17 getting into the All-Star break, which is the Japanese convention’s fourth finest report. Not unhealthy, however inferior to anticipated. A pair of key Celtics guards have performed restricted video games up to now: Kemba Walker 19, Marcus Sensible 17. Whereas Walker is lively, Sensible might return pretty quickly after the break.