Jaylen Brown says he is proud of his dunk on LeBron James
Jaylen Brown had one of the best plays of the game in the Boston Celtics’ blowout win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night, and the swingman admits it was one of the highlights of his career as well.
With the Celtics leading 79-63 early in the third quarter, Brown beat his man and drove to the basket, where LeBron was standing after coming over to help. The King was no match for Brown on this particular play.
Jaylen Brown got LeBron pic.twitter.com/HkIjDgtBYk
— Max Carlin (@maxacarlin) January 21, 2020
Brown picked up a taunting penalty for hanging on the rim, but he expressed no regret over that. He told reporters after the game that he always feels “a little extra boost” when going up against LeBron and that dunking on James was on his bucket list.
Jaylen Brown said dunking on LeBron was on his bucket list: “I always like that matchup. It always gives me a little extra boost.”
Said he still thinks Jayson Tatum’s dunk on LeBron ranks higher than his.
— Jay King (@ByJayKing) January 21, 2020
Jaylen Brown on his dunk on LeBron: “Just being aggressive and made a play at the rim. … I’m not gonna lie. It was pretty nice.” Agreed with Tatum that Tatum’s dunk in the playoffs over LeBron was a better one.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) January 21, 2020
Brown admitted that teammate Jayson Tatum’s dunk on LeBron during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals in 2018 was better, and those who have seen that play would agree. James told reporters after the game that he did not take the Brown dunk personally.
— Mike Petraglia (@Trags) January 21, 2020
LeBron has done his fair share of dunking on opponents during his career, and even the best players to ever play get posterized once in a while. When you’ve played in as many games as LeBron has, it is bound to happen.