Celtics superstar Jaylen Brown uses $300 MILLION salary to pay stunning tribute to Gigi and Kobe Bryant
Celtics superstar Jaylen Brown dedicates a basketball court in memory of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, paying tribute to their legacy after signing his new contract.
Jaylen Brown (L:ESPN), Kobe and Gianna mural (R:Twitter)
Kobe Bryant’s impact on the game of basketball transcends all rivalries and boundaries. He has inspired a whole generation of players and become a figurehead of hard work for people around the world. After his tragic passing in 2020, different people have used their means to commemorate the legacy of the Black Mamba. Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics also honored the legacy of Kobe on his 27th birthday.
On his 27th birthday, Brown dedicated an entire basketball court to Kobe and Gianna Bryant at the Roxbury Boys and Girls Club in Boston. Kobe was an inspiration to Brown, as Brown had previously talked about how Kobe’s ‘Mamba Mentality’ inspired him during the 2019-20 season. Brown’s admiration for Kobe Bryant goes beyond the Celtics-Lakers rivalry, allowing him to honor the Black Mamba without any hindrance.
Brown’s effort to pay tribute to Kobe underscores the immense inspiration that Kobe was to many. This goes to show that players from opposing teams can still view him as a significant source of motivation. It highlights how the ‘Mamba Mentality’ inspires players to put in the hard work required to become the best they can be.
Jaylen Brown talks about Celtics’ mentality going into next season
Jaylen Brown will likely face increased expectations and attention this season due to his significant contract and the talent the Celtics acquired during the offseason. Brown signed an impressive $300 million contract. The Celtics surrounded their star duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown with star players like Jrue Holiday and Kristaps Porzingis. Brown shared insights into the team’s mentality as the new season is about to begin.
Excitement level is high. Probably one of the best preseasons I’ve been a part of, so now it’s time to perform. Now it’s time to take the work to actual real life and I’m excited.
Brown further talked about how the goal of the team is to win championships. He talked about how some players would have to make sacrifices at times in order for the Celtics to get favorable matchups. He emphasized that the players on the team know what their role is and are ready to win the championship after coming up short multiple times.
Just clarity. We’ve been real clear in our roles. We’re clear what we want to get accomplished. We’re clear in what actions we want to get into, late game, 3-for-2 situations, 2-for-1 situations. We’ve been able to really establish exactly what we want to do. It’s been really good coaching this year.
As the new season looms, it will be interesting to see how Brown and the Celtics perform.
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