Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown was not a fan of an ESPN stat graphic that showed his lack of assists in recent games. By
Jaylen Brown and the Boston Celtics have gotten off to a strong start to the 2023-24 NBA season, despite a recent loss to the Indiana Pacers. The Celtics currently sit with the best record in the entire NBA at 15-5, and Brown has had no issues integrating with new teammates Jrue Holiday and Kristaps Porzingis, who is currently out of the lineup with a calf injury.
Recently on social media, ESPN posted a not-so-flattering graphic showing that Brown had attempted 43 shots and recorded zero assists over the last two games, including Tuesday’s In-Season Tournament loss to the Pacers. Brown then took to Instagram to fire back at the graphic.
“Y’all corny watch the game,” wrote Brown in a comment on the platform.
Jaylen Brown found himself the subject of criticism after his performance in last year’s Eastern Conference Finals loss to the Miami Heat, a series in which he was thoroughly outplayed by Heat forward Caleb Martin, and in which his issues with turnovers and a perceived lack of court vision reached a boiling point with Celtics fans.
Still, Brown’s scoring ability and the dynamic element he brings to the Celtics’ offense were enough to convince Boston to make him the highest-paid player in NBA history with a new contract this past offseason.
While he hasn’t necessarily done a ton to address concerns about his ball security or floor awareness this year, it’s still understandable that Brown would be frustrated at ESPN’s context-lacking graphic, especially considering that in order to generate an assist, a teammate has to hit the shot.
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