One of the most speculated topics among the Boston Celtics fanbase is the relationship between Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. The all-star duo is entering their fifth year together, and their time together has seen many highs and lows. They have come one game away from an NBA finals appearance, suffered one of the most disappointing seasons in recent history, and have faced off in the 2020 NBA all-star game. Together, the pair of Tatum and Brown are the motor that drives the Boston Celtics.
Throughout their time together, there has been much made about how the two truly feel about each other. Fans and media alike have formulated their own theories, rumors, and assumptions. However, leading up to the 2021-2022 NBA season, Tatum and Brown sat down for a joint interview with NBC Sports Boston to clear up all the confusion about their relationship beyond the basketball court.
Tatum and Brown’s relationship began long before they were both drafted by the Boston Celtics with the third overall pick in consecutive years. There are old pictures of them dating back to their high school days in 2014 when the two were seen together on simultaneous visits the University of Kansas. In the interview, they were asked about the “obsession” surrounding their relationship.
“If y’all want to hear it from me, that’s my dog”-Jaylen Brown
They made it very clear that their relationship goes far beyond basketball. Jayson Tatum even mentioned that Brown and his family babysit his three-year-old son, Duece. They both explained that they are able to co-exist and wish the very best for one another without letting it interfere with their individual goals. Brown went on to explain how happy and proud he was of Tatum when he won a gold medal with Team USA in this year’s Summer Olympics.
“I was raised on the belief, you gotta want for your brother what you want for yourself. So I felt like I won a gold medal because he won one.”-Jaylen Brown
It is apparent that the two have certainly found a way to fulfill their potential with one another on the court. They enter this season with one similar goal in mind; raising banner #18 for the city of Boston. The duo is scheduled to at least play together until 2024 when Jaylen Brown’s contract expires. This interview should give solace to those who questioned the dynamic between Tatum and Brown. If Celtics fans had it their way, the two would play out their entire careers together in Boston and would win multiple championships in the process.
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