The Boston Celtics social media team shared a video of Jaylen Brown alternating dribbles between his right and left hand while stationary and in it, No. 7 showed a struggle with his handle with his left hand; something he has been crucified for in particular since the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals loss to the Miami Heat.
This set Twitter ablaze with a range of reactions either clowning him or defending him, depending on the lines of allegiance drawn in the sand.
“I’ll say it again,” CelticsBlog’s Adam Taylor prefaced before saying, “Put JB in positions to succeed. Let him be the play finisher. He doesn’t need to be a carbon copy of JT – it’s better that their games are different.”
“What does the Celtics social media team have against Jaylen Brown because…this is sabotage,” Bleacher Report’s Molly Morrison wrote.
“Jaylen Brown not being able to dribble with his left hand while standing completely still on the sidelines at practice is bringing me way more joy than it should be,” Liberty Ballers’ Josh Reynolds wrote.
“Did Jaylen Brown work on his left-handed dribble this offseason?” questioned The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor.
Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum showing more leadership at Celtics training camp
Perhaps Brown’s dribbling is not where Celtics fans want it to be, and certainly not looking like it’ll have him out of NBA Twitter’s doghouse — but on the positive side of the spectrum, the recently re-signed Supermax forward has reportedly shown improved leadership along with Jayson Tatum following Marcus Smart’s offseason departure.
“Derrick White gives our first public confirmation that Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum have been more vocal than in the past through the first couple days of camp,” reported in-house reporter Marc D’Amico from Celtics camp on October 4.
Time will tell if the improvements in the intangibles make up for the lack of improvement in one of his weakest areas from a skill perspective.