Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have emerged as one of the most impactful offensive duos in the league. Having inspired Celtics from 9th seed in the Eastern Conference to 2nd seed by the end of the regular season, Ime Udoka has seen his marquee scorers bedazzling in full form with consistency. Moreover, having taken the lead against Miami Heat in EC Finals, they are just one win away from securing a finals berth for the first time in over a decade.
This resulted in Rich Eisen showering Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown with abundance of praise before Game 6 matchup vs Heat, which could potentially send Celtics to the NBA Finals. Having already thrown out Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in the playoffs, the Celtics could register one of the most significant runs in EC playoff history.
Rich Eisen on Celtics’ magical duo – Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown
On the Rich Eisen Show, he likened the duo to movie characters Batman and Robin, with both players frequently interchanging roles. He stated, “The combination of that defense with two, yes two superstar players, two of them. Two superstar players the Boston Celtics have, in Jayson Tatum, and man, Jaylen Brown is a superstar in this league. And that’s the one part about the Boston Celtics that I think makes them so terrific and makes them a very very deep threat to anybody that comes out of the West, certainly the Golden State Warriors.”
“It’s not just the defense that they can provide, and confuse, and frustrate my God can they do that. But I don’t know of another combination in this league, they’re obviously others that are two superstar players, but it seems to me that the combination of Tatum and Brown, one night one guy’s Batman the other guy’s Robin, and then the next night Robin becomes Batman and Batman becomes Robin. Or, that can happen in various possessions or, that happens in various quarters and neither guy seems to have the ego that might create a problem.
“Again, I’m not in that locker room, but it seems that the two J’s if you will, Jayson and Jaylen, don’t really care who gets the most points or the most rebounds or the most assists on the night.”