Video: Jaylen Brown dunks 3 times before obeying mother’s wishes
Jaylen Brown wasn’t far removed from a concussion caused from dunking, and just to shake off the doubt, he dunked again, then again, then once more for good measure in a triumphant return against the Sacramento Kings.
Brown’s mother had warned him not to dunk anymore after his body was nearly turned into a folding chair following an awkward landing from one of his dunks against the Minnesota Timberwolves two weeks ago, which left him in the concussion protocol ever since.
The Boston Celtics shooting guard got the fear out of his system early in the first quarter after a dime from center Al Horford, needing less than six seconds to dish the hurt right back into the rim after missing the last six games for his team.
Al ➡️ Jaylen pic.twitter.com/lSpJH8wNvJ
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 25, 2018
Brown dunked two more times in the third quarter, before laying it up elegantly in the fourth to his mother’s content — but that likely won’t keep him away from mom’s ire.
“Sometimes, you just can’t help it man,” Brown said, according to Greg Cassoli of CelticsWire. “I was going in saying, ‘Alright, I’m gonna take it easy first game back.’ But instincts kick in and after that you don’t know what’s gonna happen.”
A fourth-quarter finger roll could be the only play he can proudly show his mother, given the usual athletic play that helped him to a 19-point night on 6-of-10 shooting.
“That’s probably what I’m going to say [to my mom],” said Brown. “I’ll say, ‘Hey, you saw that one [play],’ I could’ve [dunked it] but I didn’t,” Brown said. “She’s gonna be like, ‘Alright, watch it buddy.’ But it’s all good. I’m just happy to get out here and get a win.”