Throughout the majority of this past season, Boston Celtics fans and some of the NBA media said that Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown were the best duo in the NBA. In the playoffs, the Jays ultimately let all of those people down as they did not perform at the level needed to be champions.
As much as people want to deny it, the Jays are no longer the best duo in the NBA. They have lost that title. Receiving praise, such as the best duo in the league, comes down to how you perform in the postseason.
A prime example of this is the Denver Nuggets and their strong duo of Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray. The duo had tremendous postseasons, and Jokic had one of the best of all time. This is why Jokic and Murray are now the best duo in the NBA because they played their best when it mattered most, and they won the title.
I have grown tired of hearing Boston Celtics fans who continue to claim that the Jays are the best duo in the NBA. This is part of the problem among Cs fans because they continue to elevate and give praise to players when they don’t deserve it. Celtics fans have propped up the Jays their whole careers, and it has come at a cost.
The Celtics’ product is ultimately what it is because there is not enough pressure applied from the fanbase. Challenging Tatum and Brown to become better players and reclaim the best duo in the league title is the best thing Cs fans can do.
The addition of Kristaps Porzingis could change this whole discussion because if the Jays return to their peak form and Porzingis is great, the Cs could have the best trio in the league next season. Ultimately, it will all come down to whether or not the Celtics win the title.