Al Horford calls out ‘sneaky’ Jason Kidd for calling Jaylen Brown best player in Celtics

The Celtics will continue to rely on both Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum as they push for a championship. 

Al Horford calls out ‘sneaky’ Jason Kidd for calling Jaylen Brown best player in Celtics

Jason Kidd, Al Horford and Jaylen Brown

Boston Celtics forward Al Horford had a humorous response to Dallas Mavericks coach Jason Kidd’s recent comments about Jaylen Brown being the Celtics’ best player. Horford laughed off the remark and suggested that Kidd was trying to stir up controversy and pit the Celtics’ stars against each other.

Al Horford‘s response reflects the Celtics’ collective shrug at Kidd’s comments. While Kidd’s opinion may be valid, it’s clear that the Celtics are focused on their own goals and aren’t getting drawn into a debate about who’s the best player on their team. 

Jason Kidd, man. I see what he’s doing. Jaylen Brown is an unbelievable player and very special. That man is sneaky.
Al Horford said in a recent interaction with the reporters

Jaylen Brown has had an impressive season so far, averaging 23.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game. He’s been a key contributor to the Celtics’ success and has shown growth in his game. Brown’s stats are impressive, but it’s worth noting that Jayson Tatum has also had a strong season, averaging 24.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game.

Despite Kidd’s comments, it’s clear that both Brown and Tatum are valuable assets to the Celtics as their stats speak for themselves, and their on-court chemistry is undeniable. The Celtics will continue to rely on both players as they push for a championship. 

Jason Kidd’s attempt to stir up controversy falls flat

Jason Kidd sparked controversy by calling Jaylen Brown the Celtics’ best player, seemingly trying to create tension between Brown and Jayson Tatum. Al Horford, Jayson Tatum, and Jaylen Brown laughed it off, although Jrue Holiday seemed to agree with him but the general consensus was a united front from the Celtics squad.

The Mavericks struggled in Game 1, with Luka Doncic needing 26 shots to score 30 points and Kyrie Irving shooting just 31.6%. Coach Kidd acknowledged the team’s stagnant offense and emphasized the need for better ball movement.

Dallas needs more from its supporting cast, like Dereck Lively II, Derrick Jones Jr., and Josh Green, to stay competitive. Kidd’s comment may have been a diversion, but the Mavericks’ on-court struggles are the real concern. They must improve teamwork and efficiency to challenge the dominant Celtics.

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