Boston Celtics star duo Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown sat down for an exclusive interview with NBC Sports Boston to discuss their aspirations for next season and championship hopes.
Tatum, 24, and Brown, 25, led the Boston Celtics to their first NBA Finals appearance in 12 years, but at the final hurdle, Steph Curry’s Golden State Warriors fell six games short.
He sat down with Chris Forsberg at media day last week before the NBA regular season tip-off when the Philadelphia 76ers visit TD Garden to take on the Celtics.
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“Everybody seems to yell and scream or get emotional, and JT’s got that ability when he’s in his own mood, you know what I’m saying?” Brown said. “He can hold himself not too high, but not too low. Sometimes when he’s frustrated and you want him to say something, just let him be – he doesn’t say anything. He is good.”
The pair began the 2021-22 campaign in January with an 18-21 record that dropped the Celtics three games below .500 and put the team’s playoff hopes in jeopardy.
Tatum is +1200 to win the MVP award for the first time in NBA betting, making the 24-year-old one of the early favorites, but surprisingly, he did not receive any votes from NBA general managers in a recent survey of who will take home the honor this season.
As Brown and Tatum continued to shine, Boston opened their preseason campaign with a comfortable win over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday — this time under new interim head coach Joe Mazzula.
The Celtics are sure to be the frontrunners to lift the Larry O’Brien trophy next June, but they will face stiff opposition from the likes of the Warriors, Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns.