The Boston Celtics currently boast one of the deepest and most talented rosters in the entire NBA. Fresh off an Eastern Conference Finals appearance without their two main stars in Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, the Celtics young guns were outstanding in leading the team to a place they really had no business of being.

Hayward’s leg break on opening night inside Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland diminished nearly any chance they had to achieve something special last campaign, but their hopes of realistically winning it all was made nearly impossible as dynamic guard Irving was ruled out just before the playoffs began.

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As Irving and Hayward watched their side dig deep in the postseason and win games off excellent coaching and team play without them, they had a court side view of the development of Celtic’s young stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Both played with maturity and production beyond their years, and fast tracked the Celtics ability to compete for championships for the foreseeable future with their rapid growth.

It’s that time of the year where in between intense workouts in the gyms and practice facilities, players are kicking up their feet on and playing video games before the rigorous demands of the regular season kick in. The hottest game out is always NBA2K, and each day players react to their ratings as they are released.

Recently, Irving personally called up Brown to clown him about his NBA2K19 rating.

Brown stated he wasn’t all that interested, but I’m sure he kept his rating of 84 in the back of his mind, as he’s a fierce competitor who will always want to improve and prove people wrong.

A rating of 84 is actually quite high in the game, considering his counterpart Irving is rated at 93 and considered a superstar in the league; it just goes to show how quickly Brown has progressed.

With training camp just around the corner both Brown and Irving will be battling it out inside the Celtic’s practice facility in the hopes of getting better each day. They both will play an integral role as the Celtics look to add to their championship haul for the first time since 2008.