While getting together with Tacko Fall for some guitar and dance lessons, Brown had an import message: the Celtics will win their 18th title.
Here is the aforementioned exchange, via John Karalis of Mass Live:
On Monday, Boston Celtics Jaylen Brown and Tacko Fall got together for a session that included some guitar, dance lessons, and light-hearted trash talk.
At the end, as Brown was saying goodbye, Fall interrupted.
“One more, let me ask you this,” he said. “Banner 18…”
Fall asked, “when’s it coming?”
“It’s coming right now.” Brown answered, followed by a long pause.
“Y’all heard it first,” Fall said before Brown laughed and clarified.
“It’s on the way, brother. It’s in the works. We gotta earn it,” Brown said. “We gotta keep working and take care of the little stuff. Everybody who’s watching, keep working, except if you’re not on the Celtics don’t keep working so we can be a little bit better. Everybody that’s on the Celtics that’s watching, y’all keep working.”
The last time the Celtics won an NBA title was back in 2008 when Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen led the way. The last time Boston appeared in an NBA Finals was in 2010, when they lost to the Kobe Bryant-led Los Angeles Lakers.
It's uncertain when — or if — the NBA will resume its season anytime soon. However, the Celtics were in pretty good standing when the NBA suspended play. As it currently stands, Boston has a 43-21 record — good for third place in the Eastern Conference.
Fueled by the offseason signing of Kemba Walker, the Celtics appear better shaped for the postseason compared to a year prior. Last season, Boston won just 49 games and finished in fourth place in the East standings. They were then eliminated by the Milwaukee Bucks in five games in the second round of the postseason.
Brown is averaging 20.4 points per game on 49.0 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from beyond the arc. All marks are career-bests.
We'll see if Brown's superb play can deliver yet another title to Boston.