During the offseason, Jaylen Brown signed the richest deal in NBA history, signing a contract for $303.7 million over five years with the Boston Celtics.
This has been a molten hot topic for many across the NBA since many do not view someone like Brown as one of the top players in the league — but despite all of that, No. 7 can, and looks likely to, live up to the expectations his supermax set.
No matter what people feel about Brown, he has been a multiple-time All-Star during his time with the Celtics and has been a key contributor during their deep playoff runs the past few seasons. While his contract may seem like an overpay on the surface, the gaudy figure is simply the direction in which the market is going. Every year that passes, someone will become the new highest-paid player in the league and Brown was just the next guy up during the 2023 offseason.
As long as the Boston Celtics are winning, Jaylen Brown will be worth supermax
Through the first week of the season, the Celtics are looking like the top team in the NBA. If Brown can be a big reason Boston wins an NBA Championship this year, no one would bat an eye at him for getting this contract from then on out.
With the current direction of the team, they could be in line to win multiple NBA Championships over the next few seasons. And if that is the case, no one will care about how the checks Wyc Grousbeck was cutting.
Some people may argue down the line that if the Boston Celtics do not end up winning a championship, he won’t live up to his supermax, but by that time, someone else will come along and be making an insane amount of money that seems unheard of.
The market will be reset, and Brown will still be someone who will have been part of a lot of winning. Every penny would be gladly paid by the organization if Banner 18 becomes a fixture in the TD Garden rafters come fall 2024, though.