Celtics’ Jaylen Brown wishes LeBron had not left East
Jaylen Brown is not one to run away from a challenge.
Brown and Kyrie Irving were in Las Vegas on Thursday to watch the Boston Celtics’ Summer League team play. Brown, who just completed his second season in the league, spoke with reporters at halftime of the game.
As part of his comments to the media, Brown said he wished LeBron James had remained in the Eastern Conference so that the Celtics could have gone through him to reach the NBA Finals.
Jaylen Brown on LeBron leaving East: l wanted him to stay so we could try to go through him.
— Brian Robb (@BrianTRobb) July 12, 2018
James left the Eastern Conference for the first time in his career when he decided to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this month. He had reached eight straight NBA Finals, so beating his team would have really served as a milestone accomplishment for the young Celtics. Unfortunately for Brown, they will not be able to have that experience unless they face LeBron in the Finals.