3x Super Bowl champion and 3x Second-team All-Pro Patriots safety Devin McCourty gave a shout-out to Jaylen Brown for the Boston Celtics star’s charity work in the community since being drafted in 2016.
“I think JB’s a guy that has been a leader on the Celtics, he’s very open-minded on how he’s gonna go about and tell different things; not shy about using his voice,” McCourty said during New England’s retirement ceremony for the 35-year-old. “And I think as he continues to grow, and continues to have life experiences, being a father, different things like that, I’m excited to see what his growth looks like and how he’s able to impact the community.”
McCourty acknowledges that the leadership Brown showed at such a young age is hard to do, and gave him props for being able to do so. “I’ve enjoyed watching a guy come in at such a young age and not only think about how do I get the $100 million contract, how do I become an all-time great, but to actually spend time trying to be in the community at 22-23 years old, like that’s hard to do, so I have a lot of respect for him,” McCourty said.
Jaylen Brown could be a Boston Celtics legend if he follows Devin McCourty’s footsteps
Already, Brown has solidified himself as one of the best Boston Celtics players of his time. Any post-millennium list of the best Cs would have Brown below Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Jayson Tatum, Rajon Rondo, and Ray Allen, possibly in that order. Some might even put Brown ahead of Allen since he plays a more important role on the floor for the modern-day Celtics.
Given Brown’s recent comments to The Ringer and the New York Times, there could be thoughts of what else is out there in No. 7’s mind. If he follows in McCourty’s footsteps, though, Brown could unquestionably scale the list for greatest Celtics ever.